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Grant Writing Volunteer (Ages 55+) for Gracie's Giving Hands

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ORGANIZATION: L.A. Works

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Quick Overview: If you have grant writing and management experience and are passionate about supporting the unhoused community in Los Angeles, becoming a grant writer for Gracie’s Giving Hands could be for you!
Organization Name: Gracie’s Giving Hands
Organization Website: https://graciesgivinghands.org/
Mission: "Founded in 2021, Gracie’s Giving Hands was born out of a place of empathy and love in order to provide support programs to our community in need. Including but not limited to unhoused individuals, the youth, and families facing financial struggles. We provide clothing, food, toiletries, and other essential resources to the community. Our mission is to show our community in need the love, hope, support, and encouragement we have found. We do this by restoring self-esteem, value, and dignity to those facing hardships. We hope and want unhoused people to know that they are not forgotten, that they matter, and that they are loved."
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Gracie’s Giving Hands is 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 writer they 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
* Experience as a non-profit grant researcher or writer
* 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.
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

Community
Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Community, Homeless & Housing, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Verbal / Written Communication

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

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