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Grant Writing Volunteer

Volunteer Purpose:
To research statewide and regional grant opportunities for both FFEN and local food shelf partners. Develop key grant and proposal supporting documents and templates to be used by grant volunteers. Support the grant cohort and day to day management of grant engagements with food shelves. 

Responsibilities:
  • Partner with a food shelf to gather organizational information to guide in funding prospect research and development of a grant template
  • Create and propose a Grant Calendar
  • Craft the Grant Template based on food shelf information
  • Review Grant Calendar and Grant Template with the food shelf contact
  • Support grant report writing at conclusion of granting period, as needed
Qualifications:
  • Access to a computer for grant research, writing, and communication with food shelf contacts
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience writing grants is preferred, but not necessary
  • Ability to work quickly and take initiative to meet project goal
Time Commitment:
  • 1-3 hours for Grant Calendar research
  • 1-3 hours for Grant Template
  • Some daytime availability might be required depending on the food shelf contact’s schedule
Benefits:
  • Directly support a food shelf in building organizational sustainability
  • Develop your ability to craft concise content to convey organizational program work and broader impact
  • Gain experience in grant prospecting and writing
  • Broaden your knowledge of the hunger relief sector

To apply for this volunteer position, forward your resume and cover letter to: Kristin VanHeel, Director of Advancement, kristinvanheel@ffen.org.