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


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About is a nonprofit umbrella organization increasing access to short-term fostering for domestic violence survivors in Massachusetts. We give courageous domestic violence survivors a positive alternative to pet relinquishment or remaining in abusive situations with their pet due to a lack of options to place their pet. We allow owners to find safety for themselves and their pets through short-term pet fostering and later reunite, generating positive health outcomes.

We are looking for a grant writer to identify grants as well as draft and submit proposals. The Volunteer Grant Writer will be a crucial part of the development of and is necessary for keeping pets and people together.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify grant opportunities for PetsEmpower
  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested
  • Communicate with Operations Manager through Slack online
Knowledge and Skills
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals
  • Strong editing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors
  • Experience with grant writing
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising preferred
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments


  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Reading / Writing
  • Public Relations
  • Technical Writing

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 2-3 hours per week
  • Weekly meetings via Skype, online platform (Slack, google Hangouts), or phone call

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