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ORGANIZATION: St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum

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HSL at sunset
HSL at sunset

St. Luke’s Historic Church & Museum, Virginia’s oldest brick church building, now serves the public as a living, breathing symbol of religious freedom. St. Luke’s serves its community with a variety of education initiatives, including daily guided tours, podcast episodes, educational blogs, and much more. The Development Department is responsible for raising charitable funds to support the organization’s annual expenses.

The Grant Research Volunteer directly supports the Development Coordinator in grant writing and successful grant awarding. Due to the training and onboarding process necessary for this volunteer project, as well as the time required for research, reporting, and facilitation, a minimum of 15 hours per week and a minimum engagement period of 3 months is required.

This volunteer position has the option to be fully remote if needed.


  • conduct research on corporate foundations, family foundations, charitable foundations, and nonprofit clubs and societies
  • prepare comprehensive dossiers for qualified organizations and foundations that include giving priorities, organizational reference sheets, prior giving histories, suggested ask amounts, and more
  • conduct preliminary email and phone call communications in the qualification process
  • participate in weekly meetings with Development Coordinator
  • assist Development Coordinator in preparing grant application materials, support documents, presentation portfolios, and other mailing needs for grant applications
  • other duties as assigned


  • reliable access to a computer and the internet
  • computer literacy
  • self-motivated
  • excellent communication skills
  • good interpersonal skills
  • demonstrated team player with strong collaboration abilities
  • previous experience in grant research is a plus, but not required

This position is perfect for anyone interested in behind-the-scenes work of arts and culture nonprofits or fundraising initiatives. This is a perfect opportunity for museum studies, nonprofit management, or fundraising based internships or for recently-retired professionals wishing to help grow a nonprofit museum and give back to our community. We look forward to welcoming you to our volunteer team!

Application Process:

Interested persons must submit a resume, letter of interest, and germaine references to Emily Ruble, Development Coordinator at . No phone calls please. This opportunity will remain open until filled.

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About St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum


14477 Benns Church Blvd., SMITHFIELD, VA 23430, US

Mission Statement

The Mission of St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum is to preserve, protect, and promote this historic church landmark and its collections, documents, history, graveyard, and surroundings.


St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that does not receive any state, federal, or municipal funding, and seeks to fulfill it's ongoing mission in educating the public through interpretation of it's 17th-century historic site and educational programming through sharing the national narrative of the early-American pursuits of religious freedom and separation of church and state.


Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture


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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Data Entry
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Research


  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • 15 hours per week for 3 months

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