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. But please only contact us if you either have substantial professional experience or otherwise evidence that you are strongly suited to the position.
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
Our core mission is to give children everywhere a voice about our planet's environment, a mission we currently approach through our mobile app development, our work with the United Nations, and our exhibitions. Integral to that mission is providing teachers with a platform to deeply engage their students about plastic ocean pollution, climate change and the critically related issue of sustainability. Why? Children deserve a voice in this world. And empowering them with one may just be the help we obviously so desperately need.
Kids Save Ocean began in 2016 when teacher Peder Hill helped 12-year-olds build a 15-foot whale from trash to bring attention to ocean plastic pollution. Dissatisfied by their inability to have any impact, his efforts expanded to face-painting, exhibitions, the Children’s Clean Ocean Summit at the UN, and the Fatechanger mobile app. Along the way a global network of volunteers joined him, all drawn to the same simple powerful idea: give kids a voice.
The Urgent Need for Sustainability
Education is key to enabling us to transform our world into a sustainable one. Sustainability, however, remains unintegrated into curricula across the globe. Teachers everywhere, students everywhere, need powerful tools today to understand and develop a sustainable world for tomorrow. The future depends on us. There’s no time left to tiptoe.
A Unique Model - Learning Tools with Teeth
Kids Save Ocean’s Fatechanger app and its innovative teaching and learning resources will help fill both these critical voids, creating a platform focused on the visual and visceral issue of ocean plastic pollution (a topic directly connected to sustainability) to deeply engage kids and give them a global voice to impact these challenges - initially through facilitating and tracking a global letter-writing campaign, then through including them informally and eventually formally in the United Nations.
Volunteers power Kids Save Ocean. Please join us.
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.