Grant Writer and Funding Volunteer


Cause Areas


Mon Jan 01, 2018 - Sat Apr 28, 2018


1406 E. Grant RoadTucson, AZ 85719


Title: Grant Writer and Funding Volunteer

Overview of position: Assist Iskashitaa Refugee Network in attaining funding to continue our food justice and refugee network services

Specific Tasks:

  1. Assist Iskashitaa in creating a plan to solicit funding from foundations and groups
  2. Research potential funders and communicate directly with Executive Director
  3. Contact potential funders and donors
  4. Help Iskashitaa staff to write and prepare grant proposals and appliations
  5. Write thank you notes to donors
  6. Serve as ambassadors and information-providers to the community
  7. Connect with our community partners through events and activities
  8. Perform other duties related to fundraising as needed

Time Required: 8-10 hours per month (varies depending on funding deadlines); minimum requirement of 6 months

Qualifications: Previous experience with a non-profit organization(s). Previous grant writing experience is required.

Physical/Age Requirements: None

Skills/Education: Excellent writing skills, preferred college education

Experience: Previous experience in non-profit grant writing and evaluation, background experience in serving on a non-profit board or program preferred, knowledge of Iskashitaa programming and mission is a must

Training Required: Volunteer must attend our volunteer orientation (Refugee 101), and must attend 1-2 harvests, 1 food workshop, and 1 community event to become familiar with our core activities; On-site Iskashitaa training is provided

Site: Volunteer will need to complete hours for harvests, food workshops, and community events at those locations. However, grant writing and funding activities can be done remotely, with periodic meetings with supervisors as appropriate.

Supervision: Volunteer Coordinator, Executive Director

Benefits to the Volunteer:

Gain experience working with a non-profit

Increase your grant writing experience

Make a tangible difference in addressing food insecurity, food waste, and helping create a community welcoming to, and supportive of, refugees


  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Cross-cultural Communication

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-10 hours per week; minimum commitment of 6 month

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