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Grant Researcher (volunteer)

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  • 13 people are interested

  • About our volunteer Grant Researcher role: Our goal is to recruit a team of volunteers from around the US (multiple time zones), who are interested in supporting our nonprofit by researching prospective grant funders, to create a pipeline of funders for our Y Staff to consider submitting to.
    Here are our objectives for this role:
    * Experience is NOT needed. Training is provided.
    * We are seeking volunteers who can contribute 2 to 4 hours a week (researching) and 1 hour a week by joining our virtual grants team meeting.
    * Commit to the volunteer role for a minimum of one year.
    * Candidate should be comfortable and skilled in writing and grammar.
    * Volunteers should be comfortable researching virtually, using the internet, and working in different platforms.

    Volunteers often ask if they’ll get to write grants. Here is an example of what that looks like and the reasoning behind it.
    * As volunteers complete researching around two dozen grants within their first three months, the grant researcher (volunteer) may want to help more and begin to write a portion of a grant on behalf of our Y. For those that are interested and ready, writing will be discussed which could include writing a letter of introduction, a letter of interest, a letter of inquiry, or part and or all of the grant submission. If a Grant researcher volunteer has prior experience or shows exceptional research/writing this timeline may be adjusted.

    Note: We typically require a minimum of 12 grants to be researched as we really want those who write for us to truly understand how we implement our mission and what our collective impact is.

    Your passion for our work needs to show through your research and writing. If you enjoy research or writing we need you! Backgrounds that will help:
    * Current or prior Y Experience
    * Community minded, wanting to give back and help out a nonprofit
    * Have we captured your interest? If so, please reply in the volunteer match and include the following:
Tell us about the following;
* Why are you interested in volunteering and supporting?
* Can you commit to the time commitment (2 - 4 hours a week and 1 hr for our grant team meeting)?
Our meeting is every other week on Fridays at 8 a.m. (PST time) through Zoom (virtual). (This day and time are being evaluated currently).
* Are you comfortable with our request to commit to a minimum of 1 year?
* Can you confirm on a weekly basis that you can attend our virtual grant team meeting each week? Note: We will survey the volunteers to create a mutually agreeable time.
* Share why you are interested in this role
* Share what support you will need (other than our initial clinic and access to our grant portal and form to be completed) in order for you to be successful.
* For those candidates who are selected for interviews and get moved forward, you will be required to provide three references (with how you know the person, their phone, and email). We will ask you to complete a background check, and conflict of interest/confidentiality form, and either a resume’ or your Linkedin profile. Thank you in advance for your consideration. We look forward to hearing from you


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675 N 5TH AVE, SEQUIM, WA 98382, US

Mission Statement

The Olympic Peninsula YMCA encourages everyone to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body. The Y accomplishes this by establishing genuine, authentic relationships with people in order to understand their goals and aspirations; and working collaboratively with them to build a bridge from where we are to where we want to go.


"We envision a future in which all people achieve health, gain confidence, make connections, and feel secure at every stage of life. The Y is committed to developing new generations of changemakers who will create the communities we all want to live in."



Board Development
Children & Youth
Board Development, Children & Youth, Community


Thu Mar 28, 2024 - Wed Jun 26, 2024


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Internet Research
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Analytics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Grant researchers may spend 2 to 4 hours a week or more. Our goal is for you complete on average one funder profile a week. Your first funder will take longer, however, 2 to 4 hours should work well.
  • Must have your own computer, access to the internet is required. Headphones are preferred but not required.

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