Volunteer with CEP Toronto

By volunteering with CEP, not only are you donating your time towards a good cause, you will also grow your professional network, develop valuable career-building skills such as project management, networking, marketing, teamwork and leadership in a supportive environment.

Benefits of Volunteering with CEP:

  • Attend all of our amazing events for free

  • Get the chance to learn new skills and tactics in a supportive environment

  • Develop your leadership skills: you will own your own projects, be given the chance to experiment and learn and (in certain positions) manage others

  • Expand your network and build lasting relationships

  • Opportunity for written/formal recommendation letters and references


Interested in joining the management team? 

We are currently looking for the following positions:


See job descriptions below.

Vice President Role

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Support President with managing the overall direction of the organization:

    • Work with the President on the development of the Chapter’s ongoing and future goals and strategy.

    • Develop, create, and review positions/roles for the Chapter in order to attain  yearly goals.  

  • Work closely with the Director of Finance (and Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator) in order to establish a healthy and sustainable balance sheet and explore regular revenue generation opportunities (including enhancement of Membership program offering). 

  • Work closely with the Director of Events on exploring and creating new opportunities for collaboration/partnership, especially as it relates to panel discussions and speaker series.

  • Liaise with the advisors and the management team (board members) in order to continue the momentum of attaining organizational goals.

  • Liaise with the overall (core) teams of CEP Canada for yearly collaborative events and new program launches (such as podcasts and webinars). 


Secondary (Other) responsibilities: 

  • Promote the organization in environmental/sustainability related networking events and conferences and in partnership with relevant external stakeholders (incl. environmental organizations).

  • Regularly prepare and/or post social media articles and thought leadership pieces in collaboration with the Marketing team in order to promote the organization to a broader audience.

  • Establish/Support the development of operating procedures in conjunction with CEP Toronto’s management team. 

Time Commitment: 

Time requirement will vary based on event planning and management (Approx. 3-4 hours per week) 


Director of Events Role

Preferred Start Date: Next Month  – Two-Year Commitment  (If less, actively assist in finding a replacement and training them with overlap


Oversees  the overall direction of the organization as it relates to events strategy, planning and management; ensure that events planned and implemented are in line with the pulse of the sector, the interests of the target audience, and aligns with the organization’s mission.


Primary Responsibilities: 

  1. ​Establish and develop CEP’s event strategy 

    • Develops the event strategy, based on industry research and target audience interests

    • Leads the annual planning of events, with support from the management team

    • Establishes goals and metrics for each event

  2. ​Project manage all aspects of the event with support from the event manager; coordinate with all other teams as required

    • Establish the event planning brief and process - goals, WBS, budget, etc

    • Selects and liaises with venue and caterer

    • Reach out to potential speakers and coordinate with confirmed speakers

    • Collaborate with finance team to source sponsorship opportunities

    • Collaborate with marketing team on a marketing communications plan for each event

    • Assigns event planning responsibilities to management team and volunteers as needed

  3. ​Oversees day-of event execution 

    • Primary contact for event related issues during event

    • Manages volunteers required for day-of responsibilities and tasks

    • Assigns event execution responsibilities to management team and volunteers

  4. ​Establish post-event activities - Audience/ speaker feedback surveys and KPIs tracking

    • Create a post event summary together with the management team

    • Assist the finance team with budget reconciliation

Secondary (Other) responsibilities: 

  1. ​Promotes the organization​

    • Attends external events and conferences

    • Supports the promotion of CEP’s various initiatives and projects

  2. ​Grow and manage external partnerships

    • ​Establishes partnerships based on CEP’s needs and organizational direction

  3. ​Liaise with advisory panel as required

Time Commitment: 

Time requirement varies depending on event planning timeline. Approximately  2-6 hours/week.


Director of Marketing


Oversees the marketing direction of the organization to ensure organization is visible and the target audience is engaged


Primary Responsibilities: 

  1. Establish the marketing strategy

    • Establishes and executes an annual marketing strategy

    • Establishes goals and KPIs, working with the Sponsorship Team

  2. ​Manage website

    • Partner with Email & Website Manager to ensure website is updated regularly based on request of management and external sources

    • Ensure website supports overall organization and event marketing objectives

  3. ​Oversees social media strategy

    • ​Partners with Social Media Manager to ensure channels are meeting organizational and event marketing objectives

  4. ​Graphic design

    • ​Create promotional banners for events

  5. ​Manage volunteers required for responsibilities and tasks

    • Creates volunteer position and descriptions if necessary

    • Recruit and select volunteers as required​


Secondary (Other) responsibilities: 

  1. Promotes the organization

    • ​Attends external events and conferences

  2. Manage external partnerships

    • ​Establishes individual and organizational partnerships

  3. ​Liaise with advisory panel and/or board of directors if required

Time Commitment: 

Time requirement may vary. Approximately 8 hours/week


Apply by sending your resume and a brief paragraph on why you are interested and how you are qualified for the position to ceptoronto@gmail.com