Applying for a Volunteer Role

Sustainable Waterloo Region hires our volunteers using the process below to ensure that there is a strong fit between the individual, the role and the organization:


  • Please apply to a specific position*
  • Send an email with your current resume and cover letter to Yvonne at letting us know why you’re interested in volunteering with us and how the position you’ve selected aligns with your goals for volunteering.
  • Include the role title and your name in the subject line

Note: It may take us a couple weeks to review all of the applicants we receive for a role


Candidates that seem to be a good fit for the role, will be asked to join us for an interview with the hiring Functional Area Manager and a member of our HR Team. Our interviews focus on ensuring that potential volunteers fit with our culture and that we’re matching a volunteer with the right role to meet his/her goals and ours.

* Due to the nature of our volunteer roles we ask that you apply to a specific position (or multiple, if applicable) that is posted as opposed to submitting a general expression of interest. We are always happy to answer any questions you have though.