Photo: Nadine Nevitt

Photo: Nadine Nevitt

Help us make 2019 our best year yet.

The Starfish Canada is fuelled by amazing change-makers that volunteer their time in small but mighty ways. We’ve been able to accomplish a lot with the help of our growing online community. 

Since 2010, we’ve recognized over 150 young folks under 25, connecting them to each other and awarding them for their incredible accomplishments. We’ve ran workshops for over 500 students in school rooms across the country, educating them on what it means to work on environmental matters. And last year, we gave out $50,000 in cash to ensure that these incredible leaders can succeed at what they do best.

Our expectation is that:

  • You feel comfortable to lead work together, to make mistakes, and to learn from them.

  • We want you to learn as a part of your experience here (and we are also excited to learn from you). We hope that you feel comfortable asking lots of questions, no matter how small.

  • You don’t expect you to have all of the answers. We prefer team members that are honest about what they understand. We appreciate team members that are okay to give and receive feedback and are willing to have fun with a wonderful team. 

Here are the steps for volunteering with us: 

  1. Read the brief role descriptions to see which one fits your skills and/or interests.

  2. Fill out the form below. If you’d like some guidance on which one(s) to apply for, reach out to a friend or colleague, or email us and we can help you out: hello@thestarfish.ca.

  3. We will connect with you within 2-3 days to set up a time to connect. If you’re applying for a senior leadership role, we will ask for your resume/CV in a follow-up email.

Available positions:

Social media team (3-4 positions available)

If you enjoy posting on social and sourcing out great content, this is the place for you. You’ll work as a small team to schedule content for Facebook and Twitter.

Tasks may include:

  • Helping revise and implement our social media strategy across all our channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram);

  • Finding great content on Facebook and Twitter for re-sharing, in accordance with that social media strategy you just worked on;

  • Creating posts for social based on our articles and other timely news from The Starfish Canada.

Time commitment: 1-2 hours per week (two-hour weeks would be more likely as you revise our social media strategy as a team). Volunteer commitments renew every six months.

Top 25 administrative assistant (1-2 positions available)

If you’re an administrative guru and love project management, this is a great way to flex those skills and help amazing environmental leaders across the country. 

Tasks may include:

  • Setting up our award management system to ensure an easy process for nominators, judges, and nominees;

  • Liaising with nominees and nominators about their application status and receiving documents from each finalist;

  • Administering surveys to all people involved with the program to ensure we receive feedback on our processes.

Time commitment: 1-2 hours per month until May 2019; 1-2 hours per week during May and June; 2-3 hours during July. This volunteer commitment finishes in July, but can renew annually.

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