Montreal Sustainable Job and Volunteering Opportunities


Deadline: September 14, 2018

Hiring: Material Life Cycle Research Residency

Are you knowledgeable life-cycle assessment/research? Passionate about sustainability? Want to apply your academics in a practical way? Curious to learn about creative reuse and get involved with our team? We want to meet you!

Concordia University’s Centre for Creative Reuse or CUCCR, is a Concordia wide initiative that collects and diverts usable materials from the university waste-stream, making them available to the Concordia Community in one central location. By carefully sorting and displaying these previously unwanted materials we open up creative possibilities, intersections of imagination and innovation for all.

We are looking for a student-researcher to carry out Life-cycle assessments of materials commonly seen in CUCCR. As part of the position you will assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product’s life from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, and disposal or recycling.

This residency is in partnership with Sustainable Concordia and directly linked to their mandate of institutionalizing sustainability. As such, part of this work involves critically examining the university’s material purchasing strategies that currently includes many unsustainable materials. We believe that universities have a crucial role to play in developing an ecologically aware, socially just, and economically responsible society.

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The Dish Project Concordia

The Dish Project is looking for volunteers for the upcoming semester! Our work focuses on reducing waste in and around Concordia University by providing support and reusable dishes as a free and accessible alternative to disposable items at events, meetings, and other gatherings. We also focus on exploring, understanding, and educating our community with regard to waste justice issues and waste reduction. Volunteers play a key role in the smooth, day-to-day operations of the Dish Project, as the project is largely volunteer run. Volunteers prepare dish orders, organize the dish room, and handle the pick-ups and drop-offs of orders. In addition, they take part in other aspects of the project including outreach, event planning, and finances. For more information or to get involved, email us at

Volunteer with Campus Potager

Come volunteer with Campus Potager, the student initiative responsible for revitalizing underutilized downtown spaces into vibrant, edible gardens! People of all ages, experiences, and disciplines are welcome! To get even more involved, come to our weekly meetings (dates/times posted on Facebook page) to meet the team and find your niche.

For more information, request to join our Facebook group Campus Potager Volunteers or email us at

Volunteer with Santropol Roulant

The Roulant is many things, including a community of thousands of passionate volunteers that make social change possible. It’s folks like you that nourish us and contribute to an amazing intergenerational community. Above all, we’re a place of learning and interacting, which means that all levels of experience and knowledge are welcome.

Whether you are someone who wants to get more involved in your community, a student who needs to do volunteer hours, part of a work reintegration program, or need to do community service hours, you are welcome at the Roulant!

Here is a list of our various activities.

Meal Deliveries
Food preparation
Food Preservation


Volunteer with Urban Seedling

We are looking for passionate gardeners to come and get your hands dirty in the greenhouse and our demonstration gardens.

If you want to swing by for an hour and see what needs to be done that day or drop by over your lunch break and weed the garden, no problem! Give us a call and swing by whenever you get the chance.
If you have more time to spare we have started the “Urban Seedling Dollar” exchange. It requires a 3 hour minimum per session, but you can stay as long as you’d like. These hours will give you “Urban Seedling Dollars” that you can spend in our garden centre and greenhouse.

The greenhouse work starts in April and involves help with transplanting, fertilizing and pest management as well as general help around our gardens, greenhouse and garden centre.

If you are interested in helping out please contact Urban Seedling at the address below. Include your name, phone number, experience and what level of volunteering you are interested in as well as an idea of what dates you are available for. We will call you for a short phone interview to make sure your skills are put to the best use.

VOLUNTEER POSITION:  English to French Translator

Slow Food Canada
Location: anywhere in Canada

Slow Food in Canada is looking for translators to help translate written communication pieces from English into French. This is a volunteer position that requires an average of 1-2 hours of commitment per week. This work is very flexible and it can happen wherever and whenver it is most convenient for you.

What does the translation work entail?

We’re looking for a Translator who can translate social media posts, monthly e-newsletters, bi-weekly website blog posts and press releases. Translators will be given a minimum of 48 hours to translate written pieces and in some cases up to a week depending on the size of the task. We have a group of translators, so you are always able to decline translating if your schedule does not allow you the time to complete the task.

After volunteering for 20 hours, you’ll receive a Slow Food membership and discounted rates to National Events

Apply: If you are interested in this position, please send an email to Rebecca at

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