At SWR, we’re so lucky to have volunteers that are willing to contribute their wide range of skills to the organization. For example, those that connect to our organization’s financial well being on our Finance Team or our Fund Development Team. These individuals bring a combination of relationship-building skills, core business skills, professionalism, and technical skills to the organization and their commitment amazes me! They collaborate to bring funds into the organization and to ensure these are budgeted, managed, tracked, and reported on with staff support. Some of these volunteers have joined the team in the last year, whereas others have been with the organization for as long as seven years even!

Here are reflections from a couple of these team members:

“My experience so far with SWR has been awesome! Staff and other volunteers have always been supportive in assisting with my tasks, it’s great to work with people who are passionate and committed about sustainability. This opportunity has allowed me to expand my skillset and make connections in various ways. I am very proud to say that I volunteer for an organization that is making material change for Waterloo Region and broader community.” 

Ashton Romany, CPA, Finance Manager

“After completing a co-op term with SWR in 2018 I knew I wanted to remain a part of the team in some way. When an opportunity on the Finance Team came up, I thought it would be a great fit. I love working on things that are totally different than my day job. It is great to be involved in the day-to-day operations to help SWR work towards all of their incredible goals. I’m very grateful for the SWR family!”

Hannah Dubber, Finance Coordinator

“It feels so great to be part of the SWR team.  The team members are welcoming and passionate about our shared sense of purpose.  Working with the community to improve our local environmental sustainability is worthwhile and I’m grateful to be part of it.”

Matt Lucid, Fund Development Manager

We’re so thrilled to have each of these individuals as part of our team and look forward to continuing to work and grow with them.

Thank you to all of our Fund Development volunteers:

  • Matt Lucid
  • Sonja Teichert

Thank you to all of our Finance volunteers:

  • Hannah Dubber
  • Ashton Romany
  • Julie Vuong