Philanthropy Grant Prospector/Researcher/Writer (Volunteer)


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


8415 Paine Field BlvdMukilteo, WA 98275


This volunteer position is designed for a volunteer who is interested in learning about the world of grants, and the way to help evaluate is our nonprofit the right fit for a prospective funder.

The Institute of Flight is seeking 3 to 6 Grant Prospectors/Researchers and Writers to identify funding opportunities from Foundations and Corporations.

Under the supervision of the Executive Director and our Philanthropy Director, the volunteer Grant Prospector/Researcher/Writer will be responsible for the following tasks:

1. Research, develop and maintain information on prospective funding opportunities.

2. Complete and update prospect form using internet & library resources.

3. Once the volunteer submits a minimim of 20 but as many as 50 grants (researched) , then the volunteer will hopefully find a grant that they are passionate about writing a section or a portion of your first grant.

4. Each team member is asked to proof for each other both the research of colleagues but also help to edit or copywrite if or when needed. Our goal is to create the best possible grant submission.

We are seeking a minimum of a one-year commitment. Grant Prospectors/Researchers will have the ability to work at the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Mukilteo or work from home on their personal computer. Applicants must complete an application, participate in an interview, and pass a background check and provide two referneces.

No experience is required. We are happy to train. A passion for clear and concise writing is essential.


  • Technical Writing
  • Research
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Reading / Writing

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 to 5 hours a week
  • confidentiality, internet access
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