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.


Marketing Manager

Graphic Designer


Marketing Manager

Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) is looking for a Marketing Manager to lead our Marketing team.

As the Marketing Manager you would:

  • Work directly with the Executive Director (ED) to develop and execute SWR’s Marketing plan and develop the terms of reference for the marketing team
  • Work with the Program Managers to meet each program’s marketing requirements
  • Actively contribute to the strategic decisions of the organization as a member of the Functional Area Management team
  • Manage and motivate a small team of engaged marketing volunteers (may include graphic designers, marketing project coordinators and web developers) to develop professionally and to deliver on the organization’s objectives
  • Prioritize and assign projects requested from other functional areas that require marketing support
  • Manage the organization’s inventory of marketing collateral
  • Manage print communication budget planning and expenditure
  • Regularly attend SWR team socials and encourage marketing team participation and engagement

 As a strong candidate for this role, in addition to being passionate about environmental sustainability you bring:

  • A post-secondary education in a marketing related discipline with 3+ years’ of related marketing experience, ideally in the not-for-profit sector
  • An eye for visual design, talent for developing smart written communication and strong organizational skills
  • Experience in relationship management and project management skills, an asset
  • Experience leading and motivating a team of volunteers preferred

 Time commitment:

  • Approximately 30 hours per month.
  • Regular attendance and participation in several recurring meetings (including monthly 1:1’s with ED and marketing team volunteers, monthly Functional Area Manager meetings (first Tuesday evening of the month), bi-monthly SWR Team meetings (third Tuesday evening of every second month), Marketing team meetings), etc.

To apply check out our recruitment process here


Graphic Designer

Do you have graphic design skills, are passionate about environmental sustainability and are looking for an opportunity to volunteer your skills and make a difference in your local community?

Sustainable Waterloo Region is looking to build a team of “on-call” Graphic Designer volunteers to complete various projects. You will create new design content in line with our brand, and  support the organization to maintain 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:

  • Knowledge and experience in, and access to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team that provides and receives feedback on creative concepts
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Post-secondary education in a graphic design related discipline or relevant experience an asset

This is a project-based role and the time commitment will vary with the type and complexity of the project

Please include samples of your work with your application

To apply check out our recruitment process here