The work we do wouldn’t be possible without the help of our amazing volunteers!

Are you interested in helping us tell Alberta’s environmental good-news stories? Check out our volunteer opportunities below.

Katherine Rogers and Kari McDonaldBoard Members Katherine Rogers and Kari McDonald

Board of Directors

We’re incredibly grateful for our Board of Directors, comprised of industry and public volunteers, who generously share their time, talent, and expertise with us. The Board is responsible for celebrating environmental innovation and stewardship, fiduciary matters, as well as attending meetings and representing the AEF at related events. You can find more information about being a board member in our Board Interest Package.

Interested in sharing your talents with us? Email our Executive Director, Marisa Orfei at marisa@emeraldfoundation.ca!


Emerald AWards Judges

Each year, the Emerald Awards shortlist and recipients are chosen by a third-party panel of judges. Our judges bring expertise from various sectors across Alberta, making sure that a diverse and informed perspective is brought to each nomination. Emerald Awards Judges are assigned approximately 15 nominations for them to evaluate and score before attending the two-day Emerald Awards Judging Session, where the shortlist is finally determined.

If you’re interested in becoming an Emerald Awards Judge, please email Sabrina, our Communications & Engagement Specialist at sabrina@emeraldfoundation.ca!

Mortimer Capriles, Emerald Awards Judge


Film from the Emerald Awards, circa 1990’s

emerald awards photographer

Do you love the environment and capturing memories through the lens of a camera? We have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!
We’re looking for a photographer to help us tell Alberta’s environmental good news stories by capturing the 31st Annual Emerald Awards.
Interested? Here’s the details:
  • You’ll be needed for around 4 hours on June 1, 2022 starting at 4:00 pm
  • You’ll need to be a Calgary resident, as the Awards are happening in Calgary at the Central Library
  • Experience with photography is an asset!
What’s in it for you:
  • You’ll get to meet Alberta’s environmental leaders
  • You can use the photos you take in your personal portfolio (but we’ll ask permission to use them on social media and our website)
  • You get free snacks and drinks!
If you’re interested in this volunteer opportunity reach out to Sabrina, our Communications & Engagement Specialist, at sabrina@emeraldfoundation.ca


The Alberta Emerald Foundation acknowledges and honours the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals and we believe in embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization. We welcome volunteers from all walks of life, regardless of race, colour, gender identity, sex, ancestry, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.