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Have you been looking for a volunteer position where you can have a huge impact on youth in your community? New England Sci-Tech (NEST) is a non-profit STEM+ education center and makerspace dedicated to project-based, hands-on learning for youth and families across the New England community.

NEST is seeking candidates for the volunteer position of a Grant Writer. This position is unpaid. The candidate will be responsible for grant seeking and writing.

Required time commitment: 1 day per week, but flexible hours

Location: Candidate preferably should be located within a commutable distance of Natick, MA, USA, or work remotely from anywhere in the New England region.


  • Research and recommend potential grant funding sources and opportunities to the NEST board of directors (board).
  • Work with the board to prioritize which grant opportunities to pursue.
  • Work with the board and leadership team to identify programs and projects for funding. Assure legal and contractual compliance with grant requirements.
  • Prepare and edit program narratives describing each proposed project, goals and objectives, and alignment with the purpose and deliverables outlined in the grant solicitation.
  • Prepare all supporting documentation and attachments required for submission as part of each grant application. Submit all grant applications on behalf of NEST.
  • Maintain office logins to grant seeking, grant submission, and grant management systems.
  • Track all progress and activity details for each funding request and report out to the board.
  • Upon the receipt of a grant award, work with the board to complete award acceptance requirements.
  • Respond to program staff, project partners, and funding agencies with corresponding information to demonstrate the organization’s performance for the awards.
  • Maintain a master funding grants calendar outlining the full cycle of the funding period.
  • Maintain a knowledge and understanding of standards for grant compliance.
  • Attend NEST leadership team meetings.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in administration or writing with at least one year of experience in grant writing.
  • Understand and have competency in nonprofit fundraising.
  • Familiar with charitable solicitation in MA and have some familiarity about requirements in other states.
  • Demonstrated skill in writing, speaking, interpersonal communication, data analysis, and teamwork.
  • Understand financial/bookkeeping requirements in support of proposals.
  • Has an interest in STEM and non-profit organizations.

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16 TECH CIR STE 101, NATICK, MA 01760, US

Mission Statement

New England Sci-Tech is a non-profit STEM+ education center and makerspace dedicated to project-based, hands-on learning for youth and families across the New England community.


  • Classes and workshops in electronics, space science, ham radio, astronomy, robotics, photography, coding, computers, Arduinos, game theory, 3D design, spooky music, wearable technology, telescope making, edible 3D, Cubes-in-SpaceTM, kite making, quadcopters, battle-bots, and more.
  • License classes in amateur radio.
  • FCC radio examinations.
  • Maker lab space.
  • Summer and after-school programs.
  • Public astronomy nights.
  • Introducing youth to amateur radio as a hobby and the ultimate STEM science.
  • Educational support for the home school community or schools wanting STEM+ enrichment.
  • Tutoring in math, science, Latin, English.
  • Qualifying activities for scout merit badges.
  • Meeting space for local amateur radio clubs.
  • Space for amateur radio contesting events.
  • Gathering space for MAGIC card players.
  • Science Fair support.
  • See calendar of upcoming courses and events.

Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


16 Tech CircleNatick, MA 01760



  • Financial Literacy
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • STEM




  • 1 day per week, but flexible hours

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