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 Communications Specialist

Marketing Coordinator (ClimateAction, evolv1 and ChargeWR)

Community Relations Coordinator

On-site Event Volunteer


Marketing Communications Specialist

Do you have a flair for creating engaging and effective messaging?

We’re looking for a Marketing Communications Specialist to develop content for organizational print and online communications, while ensuring the use of appropriate and consistent external messaging.

As the Marketing Communications Specialist you would:

  • Utilize organizational standard messaging to ensure consistent delivery across all mediums (web, email, event presentations, signage, etc.)
  • Work with Functional Area Managers to create engaging and effective content (including website, print communications and marketing collateral) to reach intended target audiences to support events, member engagement, and business development efforts
  • Edit external-facing content created across the organization, as needed (i.e. grant applications, technical resources, event-specific blurbs, year-end report)

As a strong candidate for this role, you have:

  • Excellent writing, editing and communication skills
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Exceptional Time Management
  • Marketing and/or communications experience an asset
  • Post secondary degree in English or a related field an asset
  • Passion for environmental sustainability
  • Approximately 5 hours per week to contribute to this role with one year minimum commitment

To apply:

Please follow the process outlined at the top of this page.


Marketing Coordinator (ClimateAction, evolv1 and ChargeWR)

We’re looking for a Marketing Coordinator to develop and execute marketing plans to support our ClimateAction, evolv1 and ChargeWR programs.

As the Marketing Coordinator you would:

  • Attend ClimateAction, evolv1 and ChargeWR meetings to develop an understanding of each program’s upcoming marketing needs (ex. messaging changes, rebranding, promotional materials, case studies, newsletters, events, videos)
  • Report potential upcoming marketing projects to the Marketing Manager during Marketing Team meetings and through email
  • Collaborate with program managers (the ClimateAction WR Plan Manager, evolv1 Program Manager and ChargeWR Manager) to develop project plans for marketing needs
  • Collaborate with other members of the Marketing Team to complete program project deliverables (ex. Graphic Designer, Communications Specialist)

As a strong candidate for this role, you have:

  • Excellent written and verbal communicating skills
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Marketing and/or communications experience an asset
  • A keen eye for detail
  • An interest in being part of a collaborative team, but with the ability to work independently and remain self-motivated
  • Post secondary degree in English or a related field an asset
  • Passion for environmental sustainability
  • Approximately 5 hours per week to contribute to this role (this may vary with partner organization meetings or events) with one year minimum commitment

To apply:

Please follow the process outlined at the top of this page.


Community Relations Coordinator

Do you have a passion for engaging the community?

We’re looking for a Community Relations Coordinator to support the platforms through which Sustainable Waterloo Region builds and interfaces with the community.

As the Community Relations Coordinator you would: 

  • Contribute content for the Sustainable Waterloo Region blog
  • Create and manage a blog content calendar
  • Assess potential speaking engagement opportunities and proactively seek strategic opportunities
  • Oversee development of speaking engagement content
  • Review process for community events, make recommendations for process improvement, implement recommendations
  • Coordinate SWR representation at community events

As a strong candidate for this role, you have:

  • Strong written and verbal communicating skills
  • An aptitude for process creation and enhancement
  • An interest in written content generation
  • A keen eye for detail
  • An interest in public relations; formal training in PR an asset
  • Strong time management skills
  • Approximately 5 hours per week to contribute to this role (this may vary with partner organization meetings or events)

To apply:

Please follow the process outlined at the top of this page.


On-site Event Volunteer

Do you have great attention to detail and are customer-service oriented? SWR  is looking for on-site event volunteers to assist in the execution of our events, ensuring positive attendee experience and a smooth running event. The hope is that an individual will be able to volunteer at a couple events in a year.

As an On-site Event Volunteer, you might help with any of:

  • Event setup (involves setting up the registration table, promo materials, signage, notepads and pens)
  • Greeting attendees (involves standing and interaction with guests, and potentially directing them to the event space)
  • Registration (involves checking attendees in on a laptop/phone and passing them their nametag)
  • Bartending (must have or be willing to get smart serve)
  • Nametag collection (involves ensuring attendees return their nametags before leaving)
  • Event clean up (involves reversing all elements in event setup while ensuring materials are organized for future use)

As a strong candidate you have:

  • Availability between 6:30am and 10:00 am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • Availability between 4:00pm and 8:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • The ability to cheerfully interact with attendees
  • The ability to adapt to a changing environment and tasks
  • A strong attention to detail
  • Smart serve certification (an asset)

To apply:

Please fill out an application online here.