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.

IT Manager


IT Manager

Passionate about IT? Want to help this great organization with its next wave of technological innovation?

The IT Manager bravely guides the SWR IT Team to administer, manage and govern SWR’s IT practices. This includes exploring more effective use of current technologies and successfully adopting new technologies where appropriate.

As the IT Manager you would:

• Work closely with two other key SWR IT volunteers: our SalesForce Coordinator and Web Manager
• Developing detailed instructions for using and optimizing current technology solutions.
• Looking for new technologies to meet current team member needs.
• Staying up-to-date on innovations in current technologies and communicating them to the team.
• Performing process mapping for functional areas, developing knowledge of how each is currently doing their roles and determining how they can be doing them more efficiently from a technology perspective.
• Ongoing support with IT issues for staff and volunteers, as needed

As a strong candidate for this role, you bring:

• Ability to perform research on software/technology features from a user perspective
• Ability to identify issues in processes
• Strong communication skills
• Knowledge of or interest/passion in gaining experience with: G-Suite, Microsoft Office, SalesForce, Identity and Access Management and PC/Desktop management
• Passion for environmental sustainability an asset

Time commitment:

Approximately five hours per week (including bi-monthly SWR Team meeting Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:30) for a six-month minimum.

Check out the full Volunteer Position description here.

To apply check out our recruitment process here


Do you love digital photography and have access to a semi-professional to professional grade digital camera (DLSR or Mirrrorless)? Do you have flexibility to attend morning and evening events?

As the SWR Photographer, you will pride yourself on taking high-quality photos for use in our external facing communications and promotional material. Your subject matter will cover events, the SWR Team and various elements relating to SWR’s programs.

As a 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
  • Attend 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

As a strong candidate for this role you bring:

  • Passion for environmental sustainability
  • 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

Time commitment:

  • Approximately 5 hours per week with a one year time commitment.
  • Regular attendance and participation in several recurring meetings (including monthly 1:1’s with Communications Manager, Communications team meetings, bi-monthly SWR Team meetings (third Tuesday evening of every second month), SWR team socials, etc.

To apply check out our recruitment process here