Join us as a Volunteer Organizer

Ecology Ottawa is looking for Volunteer Organizers to join a dynamic team working to make Ottawa the green capital of Canada.

The Volunteer Organizer will help promote Ecology Ottawa’s mission and initiatives by participating in direct outreach, receiving hands-on training on engagement organizing and conducting work on a special project that touches on one of Ecology Ottawa’s three core campaign areas

Ecology Ottawa’s core campaign areas focus on: trees and water (“Living City”); energy and climate change (“Renewable City”); and transit and active transportation (“Active City”), with an overall focus on local issues and municipal policies. This position involves immersion in the tools and techniques of research, communications, event management, canvass organizing, volunteer management and data management.

Successful applicants will have an opportunity to learn more about how an active, grassroots environmental organization functions. You will participate directly in project and campaign development and execution, and benefit from specialized training in a range of areas.

The Volunteer Organizer’s responsibilities include:

  • Committing a minimum of 20 hours per week on an unpaid basis between May and August 2019;
  • Become familiar with Ecology Ottawa’s organizational philosophy, issue campaigns and database;
  • Take part in all relevant training offered by Ecology Ottawa; and
  • Participate in direct community outreach, which will include door-to-door canvassing, phone banking, event coordination and data entry.

Successful candidates will have some combination of the following:

  • A passion for environmental and political advocacy;
  • A strong commitment to social and environmental justice;
  • An interest in learning more about – and contributing to – environmental organizations and project/campaign development;
  • A relevant educational background, such as humanities, political science, sociology, environmental studies, geography, urban planning, social work, etc.;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Strong oral and writing skills (French language skills are a major asset);
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Experience working for not-for-profit organizations or relevant areas of work; and
  • A good sense of humour.

If you are interested in gaining experience with Ottawa’s leading grassroots environmental organization and contributing to our efforts to make Ottawa the green capital of Canada, please send a cover letter outlining your motivation for applying along with your resume to: erik.pervin@ecologyottawa.ca

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