Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with our team! New volunteer opportunities are constantly being posted, so please continue to check back if there isn’t anything here that fits your interests today.

To apply to a role, please checkout our recruitment process here.

If you have any questions about volunteering with us, please don’t hesitate to email Yvonne.


Marketing Manager

Business Development Generalist


Marketing Manager

Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) is looking for a Marketing Manager to lead our Marketing team.

As the Marketing Manager you would:

  • Work directly with the Executive Director (ED) to develop and execute SWR’s marketing plan and develop the terms of reference for the marketing team
  • Work with the Program Managers to meet each program’s marketing requirements
  • Actively contribute to the strategic decisions of the organization as a member of the Functional Area Management team
  • Manage and motivate a small team of engaged marketing volunteers (may include graphic designers, marketing project coordinators and web developers) to develop professionally and to deliver on the organization’s objectives
  • Prioritize and assign projects requested from other functional areas that require marketing support
  • Manage the organization’s inventory of marketing collateral
  • Manage print communication budget planning and expenditure
  • Regularly attend SWR team socials and encourage marketing team participation and engagement

As a strong candidate for this role, in addition to being passionate about environmental sustainability you bring:

  • A post-secondary education in a marketing related discipline with 3+ years’ of related marketing experience, ideally in the not-for-profit sector
  • An eye for visual design, talent for developing smart written communication and strong organizational skills
  • Experience in relationship management and project management skills, an asset
  • Experience leading and motivating a team of volunteers preferred

Time commitment:

  • Approximately 30 hours per month.
  • Regular attendance and participation in several recurring meetings (including monthly 1:1’s with ED and marketing team volunteers, monthly Functional Area Manager meetings (first Tuesday evening of the month), bi-monthly SWR Team meetings (third Tuesday evening of every second month), Marketing team meetings), etc.
  • Minimum one (1) year commitment

To apply please:

  • Checkout our recruitment process here

Business Development Generalist

Sustainable Waterloo Region is looking for a volunteer to join our Business Development Team, performing research, strategy development and material creation to help recruit new Regional Sustainability Initiative and TravelWise members.

As a Business Development Generalist you will:

  • Research companies, formulate profiles, and develop recommendations of potential leads for SWR Regional Sustainability Initiative and TravelWise program membership.
  • Assist in the preparation of slideshow presentations and materials for external meetings with potential leads
  • Compile industry and program research for potential business development outreach campaigns.
  • Provide insight and support towards the decision making and coordination involved in the business development strategy process.
  • Support the initiation, planning, and execution of projects related to improving the overall business development strategy.

As a strong candidate for this role, you have:

  • Project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written
  • Relationship management experience
  • An interest in environment & business
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Approximately 5 hrs per week to commit to this role plus bi-weekly internal business development meeting, and SWR team meetings