Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Please see www.kidssaveocean.com to learn about our projects, which include a UN Children's conference, a mobile app to give kids a voice about the environment, and exhibitions. If you're inspired by our project and want to help it expand, please join us as a volunteer grant writer. We could really use your help.
The role of a grant writer/researcher is to work researching Foundations and other funding sources, and assist with writing and submitting grants, proposals, Foundation applications.
Time Commitment: Minimum 5 - 10 hours per week.
Job Duration: 3-6 month minimum
Assist in conducting research of Government, private and Corporate Foundations looking for financial opportunities to support the Kids Save Ocean Project
Maintain detailed contact information on all researched Foundations along with deadline dates for submissions to each Foundation
Assist with the writing and submission of grant requests or Foundation applications
Follow up with submissions in a timely manner
Maintain close contact with Kids Save Ocean
You may be required to do follow up telephone calls to Grant Foundations or organizations requesting specific information
Qualifications and Skills:
Excellent Internet Explorer, Google or other search engines to research corporate or Government web sites
Background in grant writing and/or research an asset
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
Ability to work and lead a team and to work independently