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Grant Writing Coach

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ORGANIZATION: Capital Area Food Bank

If you're interested in this position, please click here to complete our online application.

Position Overview:

The Capital Area Food Bank, founded in 1980, is the largest nonprofit food distribution and nutrition education resource in the Washington Metro area; servicing the community through direct service and its network of partner agencies.

Kids Cafe is an afterschool feeding program for children in low-income areas. In order to support our Kids Cafe site leaders we would like to offer them the opportunity to extend their "Proposal Writing and Budgeting Training" by offering them the ability to apply for a mini-grant. With the help of their Grant Writing Coach our site leaders will learn how to put together a basic proposal and budget, which will then be considered for up to $2000 for them to use at their Kids Cafe site.

Basic Function:

The Grant Writing Coaches will be responsible for working one-on-one with a site leader to help them construct a professional and high quality proposal and budget. Grant Writing Coaches can work one-on-one over the phone, online, as well as through site visits. We anticipate that many of our site leaders will have minimal experience with proposal writing, but will have completed an introductory workshop on proposal writing and budgeting and are eager to use these skills to gain funding for various Kids Cafe site projects.

Primary Duties:

  • Guide Kids Cafe site leaders through proposal writing process.
  • Edit mini-grant proposals.
  • Work one-on-one with site leaders to ensure high quality proposals.
  • Keep in contact with site leaders throughout the process of proposal writing.
  • Pass along best practices tips to help site leaders learn about writing proposals.
  • Do not write proposal for site leaders, as this is a learning process for them.
  • Encourage site leaders through the writing, researching and editing processs.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Must have experience writing grants or proposals.
  • Approachable and display enthusiasm for working with the community.
  • Must be able to travel to assigned site leader in DC, MD or NoVA.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Flexible scheduling to accommodate site leaders’ schedules.

Volunteer Work Schedule and Hours:

  • Flexible scheduling to meet site leaders’ needs.

Hours:

  • To be determined (differ at each site)

Position Location:

  • Partner community sites serving children and teens in DC, MD, and Northern VA.

Impact of this volunteer opportunity:

Kids Cafe operates at over 80 sites serving almost 2000 kids a day across the DC metro area. This ensures that many kids are provided necessary meals and nutrition education to kids after school hours. This volunteer’s assistance will help our Kids Cafe sites to have a larger community impact in terms of financially enabling their site to add more resources or programming.

How to Apply:

Click here to fill out an application. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at volunteer@capitalareafoodbank.org.

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About Capital Area Food Bank

Location:

4900 Puerto Rico Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20017, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to create access to good, healthy food in every community.

Description

In a region as large as metropolitan Washington, ensuring everyone has access to good, healthy food takes a significant community effort-which is why we partner with over 450 nonprofit organizations in DC and the surrounding region. Together, we provide 30 million meals to almost half a million area residents, every year. And because we know that food alone won’t solve hunger, we also address the root causes of hunger through multiple education programs and innovative service delivery partnerships.

It’s a big undertaking. And it’s all made possible by the generosity of our donors, the hard work of our partners, and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Hunger
Children & Youth, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4900 Puerto Rico Ave. NEWashington, DC 20017

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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