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Research & Grant Writing Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Indigo Volunteers

  • 4 people are interested

Start Date - ASAP

Hour - 10/week

Duration - 4-6 months

Location - Remote Working (must be based within the GMT to GMT+3 timezones)

Remuneration - This is a voluntary role. There is no financial compensation associated with this role.


  • Gain insights into the nonprofit sector while working with a dedicated and passionate team.
  • Mentoring support & training related to the role and your development interests.
  • Develop skills in communication, project management, and partnership development.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • This role can be accounted as an official internship.

We are seeking a motivated and dedicated intern to join our team and assist with fundraising initiatives and research efforts. This role is vital in order for Indigo to keep our services running and provide support to our partners, volunteers, and ultimately the refugees we serve. Funding will help us sustain our current operations, and also to grow our pool of volunteers, put on more training for our partners, expand our network of charity organisations receiving Indigo’s support and much more.

You will be working with and supported by Indigo’s fundraising team, and will be expected to meet twice/week to discuss on progress.

  • Identify potential sponsorship opportunities and assist in developing sponsorship packages to present to local businesses, corporations, and organizations.
  • Research and apply for relevant grants, funding programs, and sponsorships. The research will also involve calling any relevant groups.
  • Assist in adapting our fundraising materials, including grant proposals, sponsorship pitches, and donor appeal letters.
  • Assist in managing donor and sponsor relationships, including maintaining communication, tracking contributions, and providing necessary follow-up.
  • Help maintain a fundraising database and generate reports on fundraising progress and outcomes.
  • Collaborate with the Indigo team to set and achieve our fundraising goals.
  • Provide general administrative support to the team as needed.
Skills & Experience
  • Strong interest in cultural diversity, community engagement, and event planning.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills, with the ability to gather and synthesize information effectively.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, proactively and collaborate effectively within a team.
  • Proficiency in Google functions (Google docs, etc) and familiarity with Salesforce is a plus.
  • Previous experience in sales is preferred.
  • Prior experience or coursework in fundraising, nonprofit management, or related fields is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Interest in working remotely, managing your own time and multitasking.

You can find the full role description here.

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About Indigo Volunteers


17, The Grove, Clacton on Sea Essex, Essex, Essex CO15 1TJ, GB

Mission Statement

Indigo Volunteers is a charity that recruits volunteers and connects them with humanitarian projects along the European refugee route. We provide a straightforward, fee-free matchmaking service, placing people where they are needed most. On our travels we have found that small grassroots organisations often do not have the time or resources to find volunteers that keep their projects running. Conversely, people who want to volunteer often don’t know where to start, and find it difficult to identify a legitimate project where their talents are really needed. Our aim is to remove these hurdles and create the connections that enable charities to keep going and focus on their objectives.


Indigo was founded to challenge the exploitative practices of for-profit volunteering agencies that charge extortionate fees and seem primarily concerned with selling exotic experiences, rather than considering their actual impact. We want to ensure that volunteering remains true to its core humanitarian purpose: we believe in people helping people, and partner with grassroots charities that are positively dedicated to support communities coping with poverty, displacement and inequality.

We further support projects by advising on volunteer management, facilitating training opportunities and sharing knowledge and resources. As an umbrella organisation, closely collaborating with many different humanitarian actors, Indigo always endeavours to create connections and strengthen ties throughout the independent aid sector.

We partner with projects across the globe, currently with a focus on organisations working along the European refugee route, where urgent help is most needed.


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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research




  • 10 hours per week

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