Volunteer with us
We often search for community minded individuals with strong communication skills and a passion for waste reduction.
Our team is made of up passionate waste-fighting warriors who bring their professional expertise across various areas in the business. All of the roles are created, not only to help promote plastic-free solutions, but to provide first-hand, career-enhancing experience. Each core team member has the opportunity to shine, with the autonomy to make decisions and truly make a difference in their community.
Plastic-Free YYC stands for creating and offering equal opportunities and we do not discriminate against any volunteer or applicant for employment based on race, colour, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered. (Canadian Human Rights Act, s 3).
We are currently looking to fill the following core positions:
Board Member (Treasurer) (volunteer)
Playing a key role on our team to oversee the organization’s financial statements, properly account for the funds of the society and keep such books as may be directed. Other duties of a board member include attending quarterly board meetings, providing strategic guidance to the organization and assisting on board-related tasks as assigned. Board members must commit to a minimum of one year.
Board Member (2 open seats) (volunteer)
Playing a key role on our team as a member of the board, you are passionate about waste reduction with a strategic mindset to implement our goals. Other duties of a board member include attending quarterly board meetings, providing strategic guidance to the organization’s team and assisting on board-related tasks as assigned. Board members must commit to a minimum of one year and may be required to move to an executive role upon the annual rotation.
Zero-Waste Event Coordinator (volunteer)
A vital member of Plastic-Free YYC working directly with the Event Lead. Demonstrate your awesome organizational skills while overseeing the administration, coordination, and execution support of our community events. Act as the liaison between internal teams, suppliers, and partners for event communication and logistics. This role offers tremendous growth and learning opportunities for those emerging in event management, community engagement or the non-profit sector.
Digital Content Coordinator (volunteer)
Help keep the inspirational waste-free content flowing in this role with Plastic-Free YYC. Bring your creative writing skills, tech-savviness and plastic-free passion to help create awesome, well researching written content to be used in blogs, newsletters, social media and more. This role offers tremendous growth and learning opportunities for those looking to expand their skills in marketing, communications, and content development.
Website & Platform Manager (volunteer)
Working with the entire plastic-free team, help update and optimize our website. Bring your skills in website development and SEO to help enhance our online presence so we can increase our reach to inspire more people to go plastic-free.
To apply, please submit a Volunteer Application Form.*