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Positions: Environmental Sustainability Development Volunteers
Organization: Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Are you interested in reducing/eliminating harmful impacts to the environment, employees and society? Do you want to support positive impacts or help others cause less harm?

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with our social, environmental and financial sustainability assessment. Details about the position:

Reports to: Social Harvest Project Officer
Schedule: TBD with each volunteer
Time commitment: 3 months (October to December)
Location: Remote


SHO is looking for a team of volunteers who can provide ongoing support for and evaluation of our social, environmental and financial sustainability and other factors that affect performance. SHO is committed to reducing our carbon footprint and creating a better overall environmental impact in the community. Volunteers will first focus on ecological issues such as water and energy use solutions and then expand to improving other aspects of our chain.

Activities may include:

  • Auditing the basic sustainability assessment
  • Assessing SHO production chain and projects in line with best practice frameworks and creating benchmarks for future assessment
  • Identifying, critically analyzing and evaluating key issues; recommending innovative solutions
  • Identifying areas of improvement and suggesting solutions
  • Creating reports with next steps and action items for short-, medium- and long-term goals

Volunteers Required:

We are looking for a group of three volunteers to work together on the different parts of this project. Expected outcomes are to prepare a report that outlines the current situation, contrast it with ideal scenarios, and present solutions that fit our non-profit status and capacity limitations.

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Degree in environmental science or management, engineering, planning or other relevant disciplines
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant environmental and planning legislation and its practical application
  • Comfortable working independently and self-motivating
  • Reliable
  • General interest in food security, horticulture, health and community
  • Able to complete duties with minimum supervision


  • Help to improve physical and financial access to healthy foods for households experiencing food insecurity
  • Develop new skills and knowledge related to growing food and food security
  • Earn volunteer hours for school or reference purposes
  • Meet new, like-minded individuals

For more info about these volunteer opportunities, or to apply, please email or call 613-745-0073, ext. 151.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 23 2022    ID: 66150