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Donor Research & Acquisition Volunteer (Virtual)

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Working Wardrobes

About Working Wardrobes: Since 1990, Working Wardrobes has changed the lives of over 105,000 at-risk men, women, young adults, and veterans. We are a non-profit organization providing workforce readiness, job training and professional wardrobe services in an environment of dignity and respect. At Working Wardrobes, we do everything in our power to help men, women, young adults and veterans overcome difficult challenges, so they can achieve the dignity of work.

Donor Research Volunteer

The Donor Research Volunteer will work directly with the Development Team to learn and support in areas of development, stewardship, relationship management, and nonprofit fundraising. This volunteer opportunity will focus on research and data analysis of current donor recruitment and engagement strategies, and methodologies to help the organization attract and retain new donors and expand donor database. This is a virtual opportunity with the occasional ability for in-person activities if needed.

The Benefits:

Fulfill a sense of purpose by helping transform lives through the support of our mission

Make new friends and network with like-minded individuals

Learn/ teach new skills (great resume booster!)

Sample Project/Activities:

Track financial and in-kind donations in Salsa, the current CRM system

Assist in thanking donors by letter (and/or) phone calls in a timely and professional manner

Provide administrative support including but not limited to data entry, mailings, and internal communications

Conduct research to identify new prospective donors, grant opportunities, and industry trends

Research current trends in donor acquisition and retention among similar organizations

Work with CRM Specialist and Development Team to strategize donor outreach efforts

Creating ways to nurture relationships with existing donors and further engage them within the organization's mission

Assist with donor database management and segmenting donors to help increase funding

Desired Qualifications:

Proficient in Office, Powerpoint, Excel, Google Docs, DropBox and some experience with CRM databases preferred

Strong interest and some experience in research and data analytics

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Creative problem solver and out-of-the box strategic thinker

Detail-oriented and organized

Works well independently

Ideal for individuals who enjoys not only looking into numbers but using data to tell a story


1-2 days per week / 5-10 hours per week

Schedule flexible

For more information and to fill out an application, please email Bianca Herrera, Volunteer & Intern Manager.

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About Working Wardrobes


2000 E McFadden Ave, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92614, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to do everything in our power to help men, women, young adults and veterans overcome difficult challenges so they can achieve the dignity of work, and the Power of a Paycheck.


We are always looking for engaging and committed volunteers to work in the following areas: - Donation Center - Personal Shopper in Wardrobe Center - Retail Attendant in Retail Stores - Job Development in the Career Success Center. A great opportunity for individuals and groups!



Mon Feb 01, 2021 - Mon May 31, 2021
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM  


Santa Ana, CA 92705







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