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Needed: Steering Committee Members
Organization: Green Neighbours Network
Location: Toronto and GTA, Ontario.

Are you looking to connect with friendly, action-oriented volunteers who are making Toronto greener and more sustainable, while improving your leadership and communication skills? And have a flexible schedule, volunteer from home, and make new friends? Then join our Steering Committee!

About Green Neighbours Network

Green Neighbours Network of Toronto (GNN) is a dynamic grassroots organization that has rapidly grown to almost 1000 individual and over 50 group members since being incorporated as a non-profit in 2020. The primary goal of the Network is to encourage and support people and groups who are helping to make neighbourhoods across the City of Toronto and GTA greener, healthier, and more sustainable. Together we can do more, and have more fun! Visit our website to learn more:

About the Steering Committee

GNN is run by a Steering Committee that sets long term goals and strategic directions, and oversees outreach and mentoring, communications, volunteer recruitment, projects, partnerships, and finances. Steering Committee members are all unpaid volunteers who are actively engaged and enthusiastic about growing the organization, and planning and developing exciting new strategies and projects. Committee members are also keen to promote ethnic, geographic, age, ability and other diversity on the committee and across the Network.

Benefits of Joining the Steering Committee:

  • Join other passionate Steering Committee volunteers to create and run exciting new programs
  • Get to know and celebrate the individuals and groups across the city who are every day making Toronto greener, healthier, and more sustainable
  • Improve your leadership and communication skills while working with enthusiastic volunteers to achieve GNN’s goals.
  • Enjoy a flexible schedule and volunteer from home.
  • Make a positive impact on the environment and contribute to the community.
  • Gain new skills and knowledge in political engagement and advocacy, zero waste programs, and community outreach.
  • Develop leadership, teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Meet like-minded people who share your passion for environmental protection. Make new friends, build relationships, and expand your network of contacts.
  • Enhance your resume and stand out to potential employers. Becoming a Steering Committee member demonstrates your commitment to environmental causes and your willingness to take initiative and contribute to the community.
  • Improve your mental health and well-being. Volunteering and taking action on your environmental concerns can alleviate eco-anxiety, reduce stress, improve mood, and increase  wellbeing.
  • Have fun and participate in outdoor activities, attend events, and learn new things while making friends and making a difference.

Qualifications and Personal Characteristics:

  • Passion for improving the local environment and community-building.
  • Enthusiasm for welcoming new individuals and new environmental groups to get involved and join the Network
  • Commitment to supporting ethnic, geographical, age, ability and other diversity in GNN.

Activities and time requirement for Steering Committee Members:

The Steering Committee Member position will involve a time commitment, on average, of 4 hours per week and involve the following activities.

  • Attend monthly online Steering Committee meetings regularly and participate in discussion and decision-making.
  • Participate in GNN projects and program planning.
  • Maintain communication with GNN members groups by email or phone on behalf of the Steering Committee as needed.
  • Help set the strategic direction of GNN, and oversee and evaluate all areas of GNN’s work.
  • Be familiar with and act in accordance with GNN governance structure, policies, activities and current projects.

Seeking Steering Committee Members

GNN is seeking energetic and motivated volunteers, keen to learn new skills, to join the Steering Committee. We are particularly interested in welcoming new Steering Committee members interested in taking on one  or more of the following roles. Other roles are available and everyone interested is invited to apply


1. Volunteer Coordinator

  • Respond to volunteer inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Schedule meetings (virtual or in-person) with prospective volunteers.
  • Mobilize and maintain ongoing engagement with GNN volunteers.

2. Communications Coordinator

  • Lead a multi-channel communications strategy.
  • Amplify GNN member content on social media (Facebook and Instagram).
  • Assist with content creation and email delivery of GNN’s monthly newsletter

3. Financial Officer

  • Assist the Treasurer and bookkeeper as needed.
  • Perform and document financial transactions.
  • Present monthly budget updates at meetings of the Steering Committee.

4. Fundraising Coordinator

  • Assist with creation of fundraising promotional materials.
  • Engage with donors and sponsors.
  • Maintain donation records.

How to Apply

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact or send a text message 416-938-9507 (mobile).

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter with GNN-SC in the subject line to: and, if applicable, indicate your preferred Steering Committee Member Roles. 

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Closing date: Until positions are filled

GNN is an equal opportunity organization that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment. We welcome and encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups, including but not limited to, candidates who are racialized, indigenous, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 20 2023    ID: 67108