Grant Research Volunteer

Cause Areas


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


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.



  • Search out new grants on the local, state, national, and international level that relate to OpenWorld Learning and its mission.

  • Prepare brief reports- a few paragraphs- explaining the grant including relevant information, requirements, and general thoughts on the grant. Send to OWL’s development team once ready.

  • If approved, the development team may have volunteer write the grant Letter of Intent and complete application as well.

  • Log grants and their status into our donor database for future reference.

How it Helps OpenWorld Learning

As a relatively small nonprofit, OWL is constantly on the search for funding from a variety of sources to best keep our programming going and improving from year to year. Our development team already has a good number of grant of which we are regular applicants and receive many, but more is always better. As such, it would be a great load off the development team’s shoulders to have a dedicated volunteer researching, recording, and potentially, applying to grants on behalf of OWL. This extra funding allows OWL to better pay its staff, open up new school locations, and create a stronger program to benefits low-income students all over the Denver Metro Area.

Training and Requirements

  • A background check is mandatory for all OpenWorld Learning employees.

  • An interview and brief training regarding the history and mission of OWL are required so volunteers are knowledgeable enough to share basic information about the organization with interested parties.

  • Strong writing and research abilities.

  • Goal driven Undergraduate or Graduate students preferably with non-profit or other volunteer experience, or a desire to gain such experience.

  • A background in development or fundraising work is preferred but not required.

  • Must be able to commit to at minimum five hours per week. Consistency, though not required, is strongly preferred.


  • STEM
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Fundraising
  • Internet Research
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-5 hours a week.
  • None.

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