GoodWork is Canada's largest community of environmental changemakers, sustainability professionals, job seekers and volunteers. It's a hub for all Canadians who want to work for a greener, healthier, more sustainable world.
Founded in 2001, GoodWork has been supporting Canada's environmental community for 15 years. We help organizations of all kinds to find environmentally minded staff, managers, consultants, board members, interns and volunteers. With over 15,000 postings to date, GoodWork is the first place Canadians look for work in green and environmental fields.
GoodWork's mission is to connect those who genuinely care about the environment with the many opportunities — the important work — that needs to be done. We help people find rewarding, meaningful work with environmentally-minded groups, organizations, companies and government.
GoodWork is a mission-driven organization operated by Canadian environmentalists and conservationists, with no corporate or government sponsorship. We work in collaboration with a variety of organizations, inspired Canadians and environmentalists from coast to coast.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: GoodWork, created by Peter Blanchard and Dan Trobak, has been providing “green” jobs to Canada since 2001.The group is also known under the name: People and Planet. On social media, you’ll find there are 20 876 followers on Facebook, 7 373 on Twitter, 288 on Instagram and 1 503 on LinkedIn. The site is available in French and English, which helps it attract about 95 860 visits a month.
Design: There is no search engine on the homepage. Instead, the focus is on promoting different services through testimonials and info on the company. That said, it is still quite easy to access the listing by clicking on environmental jobs, view jobs or even volunteers. In the listing, there are small logos (or publication dates). To filter the results, you must click on “search”, which brings up theme, province, city, country, job type, other options and keywords. A few other options (mostly for the level of the position) appear just above the listing. Other than the logo, the offers have a standard layout, but you can make important words blold.
The job board objective: Thanks to GoodWork, we can hope to see more good work done in Canada.
Recruiter observations: Recruiters must include a deadline. The prices are visible when creating an advert, and you can even request a free posting if your budget is low. Recruiters can also post volunteer positions.
Jobseeker observations: Jobseekers can post their CVs online, but they don’t need one to apply to jobs because there is contact information.
The job offers: There are currently 349 jobs online.
Special features: Job alerts; the job search tips; the Grow Food site.
Verdict: Definitely a site to check out if you want to feel good about the work you do. It’s also a great place to look for or advertise volunteer work.
Written by Ali Neill
As the job board tester and blog editor for the Jobboard Finder, Ali works on job boards from all around the world and keeps a close eye on the recruitment trends thanks to a number of sources, including the website's social media pages.
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