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.

Graphic Designer


Graphic Designer

Do you have graphic design skills you’re excited to apply?

Sustainable Waterloo Region is looking for a volunteer to join our Marketing Team as a Graphic Designer to contribute to the creation of new design content in line with the Sustainable Waterloo Region brand, and maintaining a consistent visual identity across a diverse range of print and web projects.

As a Graphic Designer you would:

  • Work with the Marketing Manager to maintain consistency in Sustainable Waterloo Region’s brand identity, logo and professional templates
  • Assist with the ongoing graphic design needs of Sustainable Waterloo Region, including the revision and creation of print materials, signage, web design, corporate slide decks, and year-end report

As a strong candidate for this role, you have:

  • Post-secondary education in a graphic design related discipline or relevant experience
  • Knowledge and experience in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign
  • Ability to work as part of a team that provides and receives feedback on creative concepts
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Approximately 5 hrs per week to commit to this role


Are you passionate about catching the perfect shot and excited to have additional opportunities to polish your photography skills?

We’re looking for a photographer to take high-quality photos for use in our external facing communications and promotional material. Subject matter will include events, the SWR Team and various elements relating to SWR’s programs.

As the Photographer you would:

  • Define key deliverables with our Events Team prior to an event, whether they be key individuals or groups to photograph; posed, candid or compositional styles
  • Be available at monthly morning/evening events, arriving at sites with sufficient time for equipment prep and scheduling
  • Take high-quality images that meet the specifications outlined with the Events Team
  • Provide other photos of Waterloo Region with a sustainability perspective
  • Coordinate SWR full team photos every couple months and manager headshots as required
  • Think critically and creatively to achieve vision in taking images
  • Edit photos professionally and to a consistent and timely standard
  • Post and organize photos in PhotoBucket for accessible perusal and use by end users

As a strong candidate for this role, you have:

  • Knowledge of digital photography and access to a semi-professional to professional grade digital camera (DLSR or Mirrrorless)
  • Experience using photo-editing software
  • Experience using Photobucket or a willingness to learn
  • Excellent oral communication skills, including the ability to direct people
  • Passion for environmental issues, for community-based leadership, and for improving the environmental sustainability of Waterloo Region