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Role Title: Program Assistant
Type: age 30 & under / summer
Organization: A Greener Future
Location: Remote and on-site work in Kingston, Ontario. Occasionally in other parts of the province.

Wage: $18.50/hour + 4% vacation pay
Start Date: April 24, 2023
Duration: 19-week contract (ends Sept 1)
Hours: 35 hours per week
Application Deadline: April 1, 2023

Contract: This opportunity is sponsored by Canadian Summer Jobs. Candidates must be between the age of 15 and 30 and be legally entitled to work in Canada. The selected candidate must have a valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle to travel between cleanup sites (travel costs will be reimbursed).

Overview: The cleanup season is just around the corner. We’re looking for a Program Assistant located in Kingston to help us with volunteer management, event coordination, and logistics that come along with running our Love Your Lakes program.


Event Assistance

  • Assist in organizing and facilitating litter cleanups through A Greener Future’s Love Your Lakes program
  • Recruit volunteers from the local community
  • Provide training to volunteers prior to or at events
  • Ensure that all required equipment is available to facilitate cleanups (gloves, bags, pickers, etc.)
  • Assist with sign-up/registration for volunteers or attendees interested in participating in a cleanup
  • Collect and manage data at cleanup events
  • Welcome volunteers, explain duties/goals, receive feedback, and thank volunteers
  • Educate volunteers about the connection between waste, environmental health, and climate change
  • Ensure volunteer safety, usage of PPE, and enforce any pandemic restrictions
  • Capture photos and videos at events


  • Keep a journal of daily tasks and fill out a timesheet
  • Various administrative tasks including answering emails and phone calls, keeping track of expenses, and attending meetings
  • Work closely with the team to meet goals and complete time-sensitive tasks
  • Data entry related to volunteer information and litter cleanup events
  • Aid in maintaining a respectful, inclusive and collaborative online and in-person workplace

We’re looking for someone who…

  • Has an education or lived experience in program/project co-ordination, environmental sciences, or a related field
  • Is adaptable, communicative, thinks on their feet, and has great interpersonal skills
  • Enjoys working with people and bringing communities together for a cause
  • Has great presentation skills and can entertain a group of volunteers
  • Is able to communicate effectively with audiences of all ages, personalities and learning abilities
  • Has strong time management and organizational skills
  • Is self-motivated and enthusiastic about taking on responsibility
  • Has some experience with social media and an eye for phone-photography - the selected candidate will be responsible for taking photos and videos at events and coordinating with the Communications team to tell impact stories
  • Has reliable access to a vehicle and is willing to travel to sites to facilitate litter cleanups
  • Has a willingness to use tools including Slack,, and GSuite for project management and communications
  • Is passionate about keeping our local environments healthy and clean

Work Conditions

  • This job requires the ability to stand, walk, and be on your feet for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs
  • There will be exposure to variable weather conditions
  • Some work from home and some at nearby beaches, parks, and trails
  • Must have a home office with computer and reliable internet
  • Flexibility and availability in schedule are necessary

To Apply:

Please apply through our website at Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Interviews will be held via Zoom.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 10 2023    ID: 67382