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Current volunteer positions

  1. Election Outreach - Volunteers
  2. Office Data Entry - Volunteers
  3. Waste Champion - Volunteer Position
  4. Elections Intern - Volunteer Position

TEA Election Outreach Volunteers

Training Date -July 31st from 5:30- 8:30pm at 2 Carlton Street, Suite 1001, Toronto, ON M5B 1J3.

Are you passionate about saving the environment? Are you interested in learning about the municipal government? If you are, come out and volunteer for TEA’s election outreach campaign!

We are currently recruiting 20- 25 Election Outreach Volunteers for the 2014 Municipal Elections. These positions will commence with a training on July 31, and the campaign will extend until October 27, 2014. The main goal of this campaign is to help promote TEA’s Green Action Agenda in time for the election.

Please note that in order to become an Election Outreach Volunteer for 2014 Municipal Elections you will need to attend a Mandatory Training Session on July 31st from 5:30- 8:30pm at 2 Carlton Street, Suite 1001, Toronto, ON M5B 1J3.

A light dinner will be served from 5:30pm-6:00pm

Job Description:

Learn about TEA’s Green Action Agenda Plan and share it with the public;

Find and participate in All-Candidates Meetings;

Attend community events on behalf of TEA;

Seek out new events and organizations that TEA can connect with within your assigned wards;

Organize presentations in your wards to educate citizens on municipal and environmental issues;

Engage citizens through interactive and educational activities;

Help TEA increase its support and membership base.

If interested, please send an email to [email protected].  Space is limited so be sure to email ASAP.


TEA Data Management Support - Volunteer

Position Type: Volunteer
Number of Positions: 1-2
Location: Toronto
Commences: As Soon As Possible
Commitment: Must be available between 10am-6pm during weekdays for a total of 2-10 hours per week

Toronto Environmental Alliance is seeking an individual to provide support with data management. The primary responsibility of this position includes data entry and clean up. It also offers opportunities to acquire first-hand experience and knowledge on how an environmental not-for-profit organization functions, get to know a great team of people, as well as acquire basic administrative skills. You would also be offering tremendous help to the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the outreach team with data entry
  • Assist with database clean up
  • Answer the phone and direct calls to staff when appropriate
  • Provide support for staff and other duties as required


  • Available between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm for 1 day a week for a minimum of 5-10 hours per week
  • Enthusiastic and outgoing
  • Should posses an interest in, and some understanding of, environmental issues
  • Must live in Toronto
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Interested in acquiring administrative skills, witnessing the inner-workings of an environmental organization, and becoming part of our team

Assets (not required)

  • Fluent in another language
  • Previous experience volunteering for TEA

Reasons to Volunteer with TEA

  • Gain skills, training and potentially references for future volunteer and employment opportunities
  • Meet new people and network with peers and professionals in the eNGO community
  • Develop administrative and organizational skills
  • Acquire a deeper understanding of local urban environmental issues in the City of Toronto
  • We need your help to become a better advocate for a greener Toronto

Application Procedure
If you are a new volunteer, please fill in our online volunteer form.
Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter stating why you are interested in this position to Dusha Sritharan, dusha(at)torontoenvironment.org with a subject line: “Data Management Support”.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Waste Champion - Volunteer Position

TEA will be running a waste challenge / education program over the next few months with the goal of engaging Torontonians on waste reduction. We’ll need the help of dedicated and enthusiastic waste volunteers who will be ‘ambassadors’ of the program. Waste Champions will take actions themselves, promote the program and inspire Torontonians to do more.

TEA staff and Waste Campaigner will provide training on current waste and recycling issues in Toronto, as well as training on public speaking and leading a workshop. You will have the opportunity to learn about environmental education and advocacy in Toronto, build your leadership and communication skills, and attend workshops with other Waste Champions to share experiences, tips and ideas.

We’re looking for:

  • Enthusiastic volunteers who are excited to get involved, to challenge themselves, and have ideas to share
  • Knowledge about waste and recycling issues an asset, but not essential
  • Speaking and education experience an asset 
  • Ability to communicate in other languages an asset 

Each Waste Champion is Required to:

  • Attend training (approx. 3 hrs) on waste issues, messaging, tools and actions
  • ‘Table’ at least one community event (with various TEA materials, primarily on waste)
  • Take at least 5 of the TEA waste challenge actions - including an individual action, community-based, and civic action
  • Complete the online TEA waste challenge activities (surveys etc)
  • Co-host workshop or event with TEA’s Waste Campaigner or other community partner

Additional Duties May Include:

  • Host or organize a community event
  • Write about experience with taking the waste challenge actions - these may be used on the TEA website, facebook, or even local community papers and ethnic media
  • Attend a meeting with other Champions to talk about progress, ideas, and cool actions

Time Commitment:
5 hours per week (or more) March - May; can continue after that if interested.

Send your resume and questions to: Emily, Waste Campaigner at [email protected].



TEA Election Intern - Volunteer Position

As we approach the municipal elections, TEA wants to insure as many Torontonians as possible vote and that they vote for candidates that share our vision of building a greener city for all.

The Election Intern will take a lead role in monitoring the municipal election campaign, candidate platforms, and promoting environmental priorities to our members and the candidates. The successful candidate will gain valuable communications outreach and policy experience by working closely with TEA staff and by gaining an in-depth knowledge of the municipal election campaign, TEA’s environmental priorities and various communications and outreach strategies.


  • Help TEA create our 2011-14 Council report card - compile voting records of City Councillors on key environmental votes, summarize the issues and create report card to promote to members.
  • Track and identify all-candidates meetings and election related events in wards across the City for TEA staff
  • Working with volunteers, attend as many events as possible to distribute TEA literature, report on environmental platforms, etc.
  • Work with TEA staff to finalize TEA candidate survey on environmental priorities, create online survey tool and coordinate efforts to get candidates to complete survey
  • Track and identify candidate platforms and comments related to environmental priorities
  • Assist staff in developing communications related to the election for use on website, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Assist staff in engaging TEA members in the election
  • Assist staff and work with volunteers, as needed, to help with coordinating and promoting events, including candidate/mayoral debates on the environmental priorities
  • Assist staff with sharing the environmental election priorities with ally and partner organizations


  • excellent communications skills
  • a basic understanding of City Hall and municipal politics
  • experience in leading volunteers
  • experience in engaging the public on public policy issues
  • attention to detail

Time Commitment:

The internship starts as early as mid April and no later than June 1st and ends on October 31st . Interns are expected to work at least 2 days/week.

If you are interested, please email [email protected]  for more details about the position and on how to apply.

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