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Positions: Volunteer Educator
Organization: Elements Society
Programs: EcoCooks School and Zero Waste Place
Vancouver BC & Calgary, Alberta

About Elements Society

At Elements Society, we believe that empowered youth have the potential to drive positive change. Through interdisciplinary and action-oriented programming, we equip youth leaders with the skills they need to create a sustainable world.

EcoCooks School Program

EcoCooks is a collaboration between Elements Society and Unbounded Canada Foundation. Together, we are on a mission to empower youth to take climate action by connecting how our food choices impact the planet. EcoCooks School is delivered in Grade 7-12 classrooms across Calgary and Metro Vancouver covering topics that range from climate change and land use to food waste, the future of food and more.

Zero Waste Place Program

Working with the City of Vancouver, Elements delivers waste literacy workshops to students in Grades K-10 across the City. Highlights include school yard waste cleanups, upcycling activities and poster campaigns.

Volunteer Educator: Role & Responsibilities

Volunteer Educators support staff with the delivery of the EcoCooks School and Zero Waste Place programs in the classroom. Volunteers help guide students in through engaging environmental and cooking lessons. Tasks may include:

  • Assisting with classroom set-up and food pick-ups
  • Leading or assisting with demonstrations
  • Supporting staff educators with food preparation and clean-up
  • Monitoring students in classroom workshops or at outdoor cleanups
  • Help to create an empowering and positive learning environment and experience
  • Working collaboratively with staff and other volunteers, program partners and teachers to deliver quality education programs
  • Adapting lesson plans alongside staff in order to meet individual student needs


Ideal candidates will have experience working with youth and general knowledge of environmental topics, as well as:

  • Access to a vehicle for program delivery and transportation of materials
  • Strong communication skills to successfully engage youth
  • Experience in food preparation is an asset for the EcoCooks program
  • Ability to assist with both English and French programs is an asset
  • Food Safe and First Aid certification is an asset

For more information or to apply as a volunteer: please send a copy of your resume or equivalent to .

Elements Society’s main office is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Elements strives to embody its values of fairness, inclusion and justice in its volunteer practices and has a strong commitment to equity.

Elements Society seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, or people of colour and LGBTQ+ candidates.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 30 2022    ID: 66200