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 Lisa.


Board Liaison

Web Lead


Board Liaison

Are you interested in working directly with our Board of Directors? Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) is looking for someone to collaborate with our Executive Director to perform administrative tasks that are required by the our Board of Directors.

As the Board Liaison you would:

  • Lead preparations for quarterly SWR Board Meetings, coordinating content and slides from Functional Area Managers and Board Members
  • Participate in SWR Board Meetings by recording meeting minutes
  • Work with Functional Area Managers and the Executive Director to prepare a monthly update report to the Board of Directors
  • Communicate with SWR Board Members on an ongoing basis to answer questions

As a strong candidate for this role, you have:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • A keen attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A passion for sustainability
  • An interest in learning about how a board of directors functions
  • An average of two to three hours/week to dedicate to the role, with the ability to provide additional time at the end of the month and before quarterly board meetings
  • The ability to attend 5:30 – 6:30 Tuesday night SWR Team Meetings every second week in downtown Kitchener

To apply please:

  • Checkout our recruitment process here
  • Submit your application by July 27th

Web Lead

Do you have website and coding expertise along with strong organizational skills? Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) is looking for a volunteer to oversee all website-related needs for our organization and our programs.

As the Web Lead you would:

  • Collaborate with the Marketing Manager on the development of SWR’s web strategy
  • Manage the work flows for volunteer web developers as relates to prioritizing and completing web projects/requests
  • Assist with completing web projects/requests when the need arises
  • Lead the ongoing streamlining of web processes & procedures
  • Communicate on an ongoing basis with other functional areas regarding their web needs
  • Respond to urgent web requests
  • Review the code of other web developers for quality

As a strong candidate for this role, you have:

  • A strong interest in working with other volunteers
  • Superior knowledge of web programming, with a strong understanding of HTML, PHP, MySQL, Javascript, CSS
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with process and/or project management (an asset)
  • An understanding of the role and value of a website for an organization
  • A passion for environmental sustainability
  • An average of five hours/week to dedicate to the role, with the ability to infrequently provide quick turnarounds on responses during business hours

To apply please:

  • Checkout our recruitment process here
  • Submit your application by July 27th