Sustainability Volunteers

Make a difference, and make friends too.

Volunteer with the Sustainability Council. Join an exciting and experienced team that has been at the heart of campus life for almost ten years. Together, we will engage the university community on issues like climate change, food security, biodiversity and our energy future. It's a great opportunity to contribute to your community, while learning valuable skills and gaining knowledge in sustainability.

Volunteering pays back

  • Gain unique access to professional development training
  • Get discounted registration for events like the Student Sustainability Summit
  • Meet faculty, staff and interns doing innovative on-campus research
  • Expand your network and make lasting friendships

Diverse project teams

The Sustainability Council is looking for volunteers with a wide range of skills and interests. The teams for 2018-19 included:

  • Campus Saint-Jean volunteers worked on sustainability initiatives at our french-speaking campus.
  • Certificate in Sustainability volunteers developed new ways to promote the Certificate in Sustainability
  • Conferences volunteers helped promote and host the Student Sustainability Summi
  • Recycling Street Team championed waste reduction and encouraged proper use of the zero waste stations on campus.
  • Special Weeks volunteers helped promote and host Sustainability Awareness Week and speaking events
  • Video Creators created videos to present student perspectives and explain sustainability issues

If you want to make a difference and join a vibrant and fun community, apply to volunteer with the Sustainability Council. Applications open in August 2019.