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Recruiting Organization: Ágora Lab

About Us:

Synapses is a consultancy about drugs. Our mission is to promote the participation of marginalized communities affected by the war on drugs and ensure safe, educated approaches to substance use. We aim to create sustainable projects that drive positive change and empower communities.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a passionate and skilled Volunteer Grant Writer to join our team. In this role, you will be instrumental in securing funding that will support our various programs and initiatives. As a Volunteer Grant Writer, you will research, draft, and submit grant proposals to foundations, government agencies, and other funding organizations. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to meaningful change while honing your grant writing skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research: Identify potential grant opportunities from foundations, government agencies, and other funding sources that align with Synapses' mission and programs.
  • Proposal Writing: Write compelling grant proposals, including narratives, budgets, and supporting documents, tailored to the requirements of each funding opportunity.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with program managers and other team members to gather necessary information and insights for proposals.
  • Submission: Ensure timely submission of grant applications and track their progress.
  • Follow-Up: Assist in follow-up communications with funders and provide any additional information or documentation as required.
  • Reporting: Support the preparation of progress and final reports for funded projects, ensuring compliance with grant terms and conditions.


  • Experience: Proven experience in grant writing, fundraising, or a related field.
  • Skills: Excellent written communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and persuasively.
  • Research Abilities: Strong research skills to identify potential funding opportunities and gather relevant data.
  • Organization: Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Passion: Commitment to the mission of Synapses and a passion for social justice and drug policy reform.


  • Professional Development: Gain valuable experience in grant writing and the nonprofit sector.
  • Impact: Contribute to significant, positive change in communities affected by drug policies.
  • Networking: Connect with like-minded professionals and activists in the field of drug policy reform.
  • Flexibility: Work remotely and manage your own schedule.

Application Instructions:

  1. Resume/CV: Attach your most recent resume or CV in PDF or Word format.
  2. Writing Sample: Provide a sample of your grant writing or a relevant writing piece in PDF or Word format.
  3. Submission: Email your application to with the subject line "Volunteer Grant Writer Application."

Join us at Synapses and help us secure the resources needed to drive impactful change in drug policy and harm reduction. We look forward to your application!

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


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