Volunteer Opportunities

If interested in a particular position, please send an email with a current resume and cover letter to Naudia Banton, HR Manager, with the job title and your name clearly marked in the subject line.


ClimateActionWR Committee Coordinator

ClimateActionWR Website Coordinator

Web Developer


ClimateActionWR Committee Coordinator

Job Purpose:

The ClimateActionWR Committee Coordinator provides direct support to the Plan Manger in preparing and facilitating Administrative and Leadership Committee meetings. This position is a unique opportunity for a passionate individual to be an integral part of community-based climate change governance in Waterloo Region.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support functions to Plan Manager and committee Chairpersons
  • Coordinate monthly meetings, including location and refreshments
  • Prepare meeting materials, including agendas and pre-reads
  • Attend meetings and take minutes to be circulated to members
  • Plan and attend social/networking events for committee members
  • Liaise with SWR/REEP functional areas as appropriate

The ideal candidate is mature, enjoys working independently, has a keen eye for detail, and has excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Key Skills Required:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Flexibility to attend meetings during business hours
  • Communications and Event Planning experience an asset
  • Post-secondary degree in English, Communications or related field an asset

Time Commitment:

Approximately 5 hours per week, plus partner organization volunteer meetings and events.


ClimateActionWR Website Coordinator

Job Purpose:

The ClimateActionWR Website Coordinator’s focus is on maintaining and improving the content and capabilities of ClimateActionWR’s external website.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete and suggest internal requests for web content updates to the website
  • Process external requests and feedback received from the ClimateActionWR website
  • Work to improve or create new tools for web content generation
  • Work with the partner organizations Web & IT teams to propose improvements or solutions to existing web solutions
  • Conduct backups as needed on website
  • Manage relationships and web accounts with domain and website providers
  • Generate, analyze, and communicate learnings from monthly website reports

Key Skills Required:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of WordPress
  • Knowledge of PHP, Javascript (including jQuery), and MySQL an asset
  • Graphic design skills an asset
  • Experience in web database management
  • A passion for linking your web expertise to improving local sustainability efforts

Time Commitment:

Approximately 5 hours per week, plus partner organization volunteer meetings and events. On occasion, attend the larger SWR Web & IT team meetings.


Web Developer

Job Purpose: 

Do you have a passion for solving web issues?  Are you interested in developing your web expertise within an innovative sustainability network?  The SWR Web Developer will be our go-to for all things web related!  This position will help the rest of the web team with troubleshooting, coding support, and project support as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as a resource for debugging web-related issues
  • Monitor and maintain SWR’s website
  • Turn ideas into reality by helping the web team with coding of custom PHP pages
  • Support web team members on larger projects as necessary
  • Coordinate with other team members and functional areas on projects

Key Skills Required:

  • Thorough knowledge of PHP
  • Excellent database management knowledge using MySQL
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Strong communications skills
  • A passion for linking your web expertise to improving local sustainability efforts

 Time Commitment:

Approximately 5 hours per week, including bi-weekly team meeting. Timing may alter slightly on a project by project basis.