In 2018 Sustainable Waterloo Region had 11,883 hours logged by 116 volunteers! That’s HUGE. Volunteers are the backbone of non-profit organizations and are woven into the fabric of SWR. April 19-25, 2020 was National Volunteer Week but 7 days wasn’t enough time to celebrate our amazing volunteers, we spent all of May showcasing some of the individuals that volunteer their time, their skills and their passion to make SWR the organization it is. Whether it is keeping the books in order or solving technical problems, our volunteers help us deliver sustainable action to our members and community each and every day. 

Learn more about our volunteers:

Jen Owens, Climate Change Newsletter Coordinator

Sarah Fries, Marketing Coordinator 

Dina Yu, Graphic Designer

Michael Black, Web Manager

Olivia Paxton-Beesley, Marketing Coordinator

Liz Wong, Business Development Manager

Matt Lucid, Fund Development Manager

Megan Gereghty, Policy Researcher

Liz Dirksen, Communications Manager

Lauren Peng, Government Relations Planning and Strategy

Yvonne Stoll, Human Resources Manager

Andreas Mertes, ClimateActionWR 80 by 50 Technical Advisor

Hannah Dubber and Julie Vuong, Finance Team 

Patrick Kelly and Ashton Romany, Finance Team

Armen Poladian, ChargeWR Coordinator

Jody Fennell, Business Development Generalist

Amanda Smith, Policy Researcher

Lisa Chapman, Board Coordinator 

James Crowther, IT Manager

This is just a handful of the amazing volunteers at SWR. Tune in for future editions of ‘Faces of SWR’ and meet more of the team. Want to join our growing volunteer team? Check our website for updates