Portrait photographer

Link to Mission:
The David Suzuki Foundation empowers people to take action in their communities on the environmental challenges we collectively face. As a portrait photographer, you will be helping to raise awareness of the work of the Foundation and introduce our people and work to a broader audience. Through your photos, you will capture the authenticity and dedication of our staff and the impact of our work. Together, we can put a human face to our work and bring the Foundation’s story to a broader audience.
Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Three portrait photographs (bust, ¾ seated shot, ¾ standing shot) of each of the nine staff members in the Foundation’s Ontario office. These photos will be made available for media on the Foundation’s website.  

Skills and knowledge required: 
  • Experience photographing people indoors
  • Access to professional camera equipment
  • Access to photo editing software (Lightroom)
  • Professional demeanour, approachable, friendly and flexible
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s mission
Reports to: Stefanie Carmichael, Communications Specialist

Time commitment:
  • Half day of shooting plus 1-2 hours to edit and upload the photos for transfer. The date is flexible depending on your availability.
Support and training provided:
  • You will be introduced to all staff at the Foundation’s Ontario office and given a briefing. The Communications staff will be available at all times for questions and support to produce the final product.
Benefits to the volunteer:
  • Gain experience in portrait photography
  • Meet DSF staff and learn more about our campaigns
  • Garner recognition of your work on the DSF website and in media
  • Be part of DSF’s mission to protect nature and our quality of life
  • Potential long-term collaboration
  • Coffee and snacks!
Apply by:
To apply for this position, please forward your resume to scarmichael@davidsuzuki.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To learn more and see the detailed specifications for the photos, you are welcome to email the above address.


Public Information Team Member - Vancouver Office

The David Suzuki Foundation is Canada’s most trusted environmental organization and each day its Vancouver office receives many public requests and inquiries. The Public Information Team facilitates connections between the public and our staff.  We provide the first response to individuals contacting the Foundation.
  • Be the first point of contact for the David Suzuki Foundation at the front desk
  • Attend mandatory preparedness training
  • 3-4 hours per shift: respond to public email inquiries
  • Ongoing throughout shift - route telephone calls and welcome visitors   
  • Ongoing throughout shift - assist projects with data entry 
  • Occasional - assist other departments with one-time projects 
Skills and Knowledge Required:
  • Current knowledge and commitment of the DSF mission and vision
  • Strong communication skills, eloquent, accurate and concise writing skills and great email etiquette
  • Comfort with Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook
  • Comfort working very independently in a quieter environment
  • Friendly,sincere and professional telephone manner
  • Good judgment when dealing with sensitive issues
  • Ability to take on multiple tasks, attention to detail
Reports to:  Kim Vickers, Public Information and Office Administration Coordinator 
Time Commitment:
  • 6 month minimum commitment
Shifts Available:  

Monday - 12 noon to 5 pm
Wednesday - 12 noon to 5pm
Friday 10am - 3p

  Organizational Support:
  • Successful volunteers will receive an orientation to the Foundation 
  • Supervisor and other key staff will provide the specific training and ongoing support necessary for success in this role.
Benefits to the Volunteer:
  • Gain valuable communication and public engagement skills
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of DSF programs and get to know DSF staff
  • Reference letter upon meeting time commitment and successful completion of position
  • Organic, fair-trade coffee and tea as needed!
  • Bi-annual social outings with team members
  • Access to the DSF library
  • Invitations to ongoing lunch and learns
  • Be part of DSF’s mission to protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life
Apply by: submitting your cover letter and resume as one document. Rolling interviews will take place until the position is filled. 






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