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Grant Writing Intern/Volunteer

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AVALON FOUNDATION OF TOLEDO

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The Grant Writing Intern/Volunteer will assist with the identification of appropriate grantors and the execution and submission of grant requests. This position would require an intern with strong research, writing, and analytical skills.

Responsibilities

  • Research available and applicable grants and fundraising opportunities;
  • Assist in compliance and reporting requirements for grantors/funders;
  • Assist with draft full grant proposals for submission;
  • Write solicitations for potential donors;
  • Write compelling nonprofit documents in preparation for grant;
  • Working closely with the Grant Team to apply for opportunities.

Requirements

  • High School graduate, current college student, or college graduate who is self-motivated and directed;
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude;
  • Organized, reliable and multitasking abilities;
  • Punctual and accurate communicator, responsive to email, telephone calls and direct communication from staff;
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills;
  • Environment and performance of the group;
  • Quick learner who is eager to grow;
  • An analytical mind with problem-solving skills;
  • Learn how to think critically and act logically to solve problems and make decisions;
  • Develop leadership skills through taking ownership and responsibility for projects;

Experience

  • Some experience required;
  • Use computers, technology, tools, and information systems effectively;
  • Experience with fundraising events a plus.

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About AVALON FOUNDATION OF TOLEDO

Location:

3328 BRANTFORD RD, OTTAWA HILLS, OH 43606, US

Mission Statement

The Avalon Foundation is BY KIDS - FOR KIDS! We are committed to our mission of youth-centered leadership development through service to the rare disease community. By providing peer support to pediatric patients and their families during life-changing and critical transitions, we help shape a healthier and more positive experience ensuring compliancy with treatments and family unity for patients. Heart-led leadership like this also makes a strong life-long impact on young individuals as they engage empathy, compassion, commitment, and contribution.

Description

After a decade of living with the rare disease Hypophosphatasia, a 10-year-old girl started a newly FDA-approved treatment. In just 3 months she miraculously went from part-time in a wheelchair to the volleyball court! However, it came at a steep price. The treatment was extremely painful and did not yield noticeable results for three months. In order to keep on track, she was given a "PainBox" (incentive program) for encouragement. It worked! By 12 weeks she was able to start moving in ways she had never experienced. She told her mom that she wanted to support other kids during their painful medical treatments. A few months later, with an overwhelming amount of support, the paperwork was filed and a youth advisory board and board of directors was built. The organization’s founding principle is peer support and leadership. The youth advisory board is the heart of the organization. The board of directors is the workhorse and mentor panel for the youth leaders serving the pediatric patients. The youth advisory board has created in depth presentations with advanced technology, presented to small and large groups of business leaders. They have educated their peers in various local schools about rare disease, leadership and the importance of treating people with kindness. They have learned the value of commitment and sacrifice in order to make a difference in others' lives. And the more they accomplish, the more they want to raise the bar!

Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 10 hours per month

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