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Skilled Volunteer Grant Specialist (Ages 55+) for EST College Access Program

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ORGANIZATION: L.A. Works

L.A. Works

Quick Overview: If you have grant writing and management experience and are passionate about accelerating college opportunities for foster and low-income youth, becoming a grant specialist for Educating Students Together College Access Program could be for you!

Organization Name: Educating Students Together College Access Program Organization

Website: estcap.org

Mission: Established in 2002, Educating Students Together (EST) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Los Angeles whose mission is to create educational opportunities for youth from the foster care system and low-income communities. EST provides pre-college, in-college, and post-college services, including college application and scholarship essay coaching, college prep workshops, financial literacy, tuition assistance, mentoring, individualized support, alumni networking, and graduate school admissions assistance to over 400 youth from resource-limited neighborhoods, per year. Since its inception, EST has supported over 5,100 youth from low-income communities to help them realize their dreams of accessing higher education.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for experienced grant writers/fundraisers/networkers who can research and identify funding, as well as develop, write, and submit proposals, letters, reports, and other materials as necessary to secure grant support from foundations, corporations, and government funding sources. The pro bono grant specialist we are looking for will have excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills.
The volunteer will:
* Investigate and identify prospective funding sources.
* Research, develop, and write inquiries, letters, and other fundraising documents.
* Draft compelling grant proposal narratives and other correspondence to solicit grant funds.
* Track and monitor proposals, their deadlines, and requirements.

Requirements:
* Experience in philanthropy and non-profit organizations, a plus
* Proven experience as a non-profit grant researcher or writer big plus
* Working knowledge of MS Office
* Demonstrated strong planning, communication, and organizational skills
* Excellent writing, grammar, and research skills. Time Commitment
* Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, remote volunteer role, volunteers will need to be mindful of deadlines.

Time Commitment

  • Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, remote volunteer role, volunteers will need to be mindful of deadlines.
Physical Requirements: This opportunity is remote

Age requirement: This opportunity is for 55 and older volunteers only.

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About L.A. Works

Location:

570 West Avenue 26, LOS ANGELES, CA 90065, US

Mission Statement

L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Founded in 1991, L.A. Works addresses three principal needs: 1. To increase volunteer participation in community service projects; 2. To provide community service organizations with access to volunteer labor and other resources; and 3. To educate and encourage people to engage in the broader social issues affecting the greater Los Angeles Community.

Description

L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Founded in 1991, L.A. Works addresses three principal needs: 1. To increase volunteer participation in community service projects; 2. To provide community service organizations with access to volunteer labor and other resources; and 3. To educate and encourage people to engage in the broader social issues affecting the greater Los Angeles Community.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Race & Ethnicity
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 55
  • Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, remote volunteer role, volunteers will need to be mindful of deadlines.
  • Physical Requirements: This opportunity is remote Age requirement: This opportunity is for 55 and older volunteers only.

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