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This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


The Nicaraguan Education Resource Center (also known as "CREA!") is excited to be taking applications for a volunteer grant researcher. We seek candidates who are motivated to fundraise for a growing nonprofit which seeks to advance literacy and knowledge in order to improve the lives of families in rural Nicaragua. S/he will be a self-starter who is able to work independently and take initiative to achieve high-quality research. S/he will be eager to collaborate with a diverse, multi-national team of individuals which may include volunteers, staff, and board members. A successful candidate will also enjoy working or volunteering in team-based and remote environments.

Our volunteer grant researcher plays a vital role in our organization’s fundraising strategy. This individual identifies and evaluates potential new funding prospects, prepares summary reports, organizes and maintains a prospect research database, and supplies regular updates in our weekly team conference calls. Although no prior grants research experience is necessary, we request that candidates already have strong online research skills, be super smart, and highly organized. We encourage applications from individuals who are effective communicators, which means they are open and enthusiastically able to ask for and respond to feedback and supply honest, meaningful feedback to others. We also actively seek candidates who can commit 5-10 hours each week for a period of at least 3 months.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals seeking to gain experience in the nonprofit sector or develop their grant researching capabilities. As a successful candidate, you will

  • gain substantial grant research experience;
  • be supported and mentored by a highly collaborative team of individuals who have past success winning grants from private foundations;
  • help grow and develop our organization's priority education and literacy projects which include a mobile lending library, tutoring program, and a youth-led micro enterprise development effort as well as a health and domestic violence prevention education initiative;
  • contribute to the legacy of an organization which seeks to improve the lives of families living in rural Nicaragua.

To apply, please submit a 2-page resume and a cover letter that explains your interest in the position. Address all materials to Ms. Corrie Burdett, Executive Director at; include the phrase "Grant Research Volunteer" in the subject line.

For more information about our ongoing efforts, please visit our website at


  • People Skills
  • Fundraising
  • Project Management
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 5-10 hours/week for min. 3 months

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