Grant Writer and Fundraising Volunteer

Cause Areas


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


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


Overview of position: Assist Bridging Borders International with raising substantial funds through the private and public sector.

Specific Tasks:

  • Assist our Fundraising Director in creating a plan to solicit funding from foundations and groups

  • Research potential funders and build relationships

  • Contact potential funders and donors

  • Write and prepare grant proposals and applications

  • Write thank you notes to donors

  • Serve as an ambassador and information-provider to the community

  • Connect with our community partners through events and activities

  • 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

Skills/Education: Excellent writing skills, college education preferred

Experience/Qualifications: Previous experience in non-profit grant writing and evaluation required; experience in serving on a non-profit board or program preferred; knowledge of Bridging Borders International’s mission is a must

Benefits to the Volunteer:

Gain experience working with a non-profit

Increase your grant writing experience

Increase your passion for helping international students in your local community.

Bridging Borders International is a Santa Barbara based nonprofit whose mission is to embrace world cultures by intentionally loving students from all nations; fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect and unity following Jesus Christ’s example.


  • Resource Development / Management
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • 8-10 hours per month, for 6 months minimum
  • Volunteer Opportunity Only

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