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Something Golden Volunteer Position


Position Title:                 Something Golden Volunteer

Department:                  Sustainability Office, Physical Resources

Job Type:                        Part-time, Limited Term

Length of Position:      Sept 2016 – April, 2017

Campus:                        Waterloo

Reports To:                    Coordinator: Outreach + Programs, Sustainability Office


This is a competitive student leadership volunteer opportunity for Wilfird Laurier University students.

Position Summary

The Something Golden Volunteer position is an approximate 2 hours per week commitment (plus training) for a Wilfrid Laurier University student with an interest in sustainability. The position will workin collaboration with the Something Golden Coordinator to develop and launch the inaugural Something Golden program. Something Golden is a student lead program that collects and resells used furniture, household items, and clothing during student transitions (e.g., move in/out). Proceeds raised  by program support a student scholarship.


  • Assist with program planning and development
  • Assist with inventory preparation
  • Management of Facebook Page
  • Lead promotion and communications efforts
  • Other duties as determined by the Something Golden Coordinator



  • Wilfrid Laurier University student with a genuine interest or passion in sustainability
  • Previous experience in project management and event planning/promotion  is an asset
  • Strong time management skills
  • Demonstrated professionalism, maturity and good judgement
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently in a team environment
  • Desire to advocate sustainable practices and initiatives



  • Weekly: approximately 2 hrs, flexible
  • Periodic events and campaigns throughout the year (varies)
  • One training day each semester (weekday)



  • Gain recognition on your Co-Curricular Record
  • Increase your knowledge of sustainability
  • Gain communication, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Gain skills to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Expand your resume with transferable skills
  • Flexible hours
  • Letters of reference for outstanding service
  • Contribute to meaningful sustainability improvements on campus


Learning Outcomes

  • Effective Communication
  • Leadership Development
  • Collaboration
  • Social Responsibility
  • Meaningful Interpersonal Relationships

How To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to the address below indicating the position you’re applying for in the subject line by Sept. 30, 2016.

Tyler Plante, Coordinator: Outreach & Programs, Sustainability Office