Tag Archives: volunteerism

Faces of SWR – Nick Cloet

This week on Faces of SWR we are happy to introduce Nick Cloet, who is one of SWR’s longest standing volunteers. Nick got involved in SWR in the 4th year of his Environment and Business final project. His team developed a tool that could help readers identify potential projects to improve their organization’s sustainability. After […]

Faces of SWR – Janet Kimantas

Janet Kimantas joined SWR because it’s an organization that depends on and values its volunteers as much as its staff. She was motivated to get involved because she was looking for a challenge that would also be rewarding. Janet believes that what you get out of an experience is based on your contribution, and she […]

Faces of SWR – Kelly McMath

Kelly McMath is a long-time volunteer on the SWR PR team. In fact, when SWR was in its younger years, Kelly was the PR Manager, but now serves as a PR Generalist. When she started, Kelly was new to Waterloo Region and was looking for a way to develop her communications and networking skills while […]

Yvonne Stoll – Faces of SWR

We are happy to introduce our first volunteer profile, Yvonne Stoll! This profile is the start of a new series called Faces of SWR, where readers get to learn about all the amazing volunteers that help SWR tick. Outside of SWR, Yvonne is a full-time mother and Business Operations Manager, and part-time student completing her […]

Faces of SWR – An Introduction

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Volunteers are key contributors to success at Sustainable Waterloo Region. Throughout 2015, we had over 80 people volunteer with the organization. We are booming with local talent, personality, and motivation. Part of what makes our team so special is what our volunteers bring to the organization, but what makes it even more special is the […]

A Big Thank You to our Volunteers

This week has been National Volunteer Week, and we here at Sustainable Waterloo Region want to send out an extra special thank you to the amazing volunteer team that is the foundation of our organization. We recently did a volunteer satisfaction survey and were thrilled to see that 87% of our volunteers are very proud […]

A New Volunteer Perspective

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In the early winter I was looking for a new volunteer experience, something to stimulate and inspire the Human Resources Professional inside me and something that I could actually use my HR skills and knowledge for.  I was fortunate enough to stumble across the Sustainable Waterloo Region website as part of the green team at […]

When 300 Resumes Aren’t Enough

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I finished my undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo a few months ago and ever since, my colleagues and I have been on the prowl for jobs. Thanks to our mandatory co-op placements, we all have at least two years of work experience and have mastered the cover letter and resume. But, at least […]