Plastic-Free YYC is hiring!

Plastic-Free YYC is hiring a Project & Fundraising Coordinator. This is a 4 month internship, running from October until February. The Project & Fundraising Coordinator will develop a sustainable fundraising model for the organisation, while continuing to build momentum for zero waste and circular economy in Calgary. This position will work closely with businesses, community partners and volunteers, under supervision of the Board of Directors. 

This position is funded by The Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Career-Launcher Internships program which connects employers with skilled students and grads by providing funds towards an intern’s salary and training expenses. There are four areas Career-Launcher Internships have streams in digital tech, clean tech and natural resources in addition to the ImpAct Internships.

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for community minded individuals with strong communication skills and a passion for waste reduction. We have a variety of opportunities from single day to short term to core positions open.

To join our general volunteer list, please submit a Volunteer Application Form.*

*Please note, due to in-person events being cancelled in 2020, our general volunteer opportunities are limited.

Core Team Roles – Longer term commitment

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.

Communications Manager – We need a strong leader with key skills in project management and content planning. Your forward-thinking mindset will help develop short- and long-communications plans for the social media channels, website content, email deployments and other. Leading our comms team, to provide guidance and direction with consistency. You are a self-starter with a passion to use your skills towards our mission to reduce waste. Please note, this is a leadership position which we require a minimum of a year of dedication. Approx. hours per month 10 – 20.

ZW Event Coordinator – Join our team to assist with planning, preparing and executing awesome events (virtually & digitally). You are outgoing, friendly with an eagerness to share and educate. As an organised, self-starter you are able to stay on track with timelines, problem-solve and make decisions with little direction. This role requires dedication for a minimum of a year and one event per quarter, for approx. hours per month of 8- 12.

Submit a Volunteer Application Form if you are interested in one of these roles. Email with any questions.

Get to know our team.