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Long Way Home is a newcomer to the grant-writing process. In order to continue this work, we're looking for volunteers capable of researching funding opportunities within fixed guidelines, initiating and maintaining contact with foundations, and writing grant drafts for eligible funding. Are you a volunteer with strong research, writing, and analytical skills? The Grant Writing voluntter would be working on the Grant's team of two Long Way Home staff, creating supportive and collaborative learning and working space.

Things YOU can help with:

● Prospect identification, research, proposal development, and writing in conjunction with the Nonprofit Development Director

● Accurate and timely production of first draft proposals

● Initiate and maintain relationships with grantors

● Track and document communications

● Ability to prioritize and work well under deadline

● Research potential major donor prospects

Do you have...

● Previous experience in research and/or grant writing... preferred but not required.

● Understanding of or prior work/volunteer experience in a non-profit organization is a plus.

● Excellent writing, verbal, proofreading, editing, and organizational skills.

● Computer aptitude and Microsoft Office experience required.

● Good attitude, team player, motivation to help out, and be flexible.

● A self-starter (comfortable working with little direct supervision).

Educational Oportunity:

The following objectives guide the design of this volunteer opportunity:

● Gain real-world experience in grant writing

● Become well-versed in the methods and applications of green design and building

● Understand why and how green design should be made accessible in low-resourced and climate stressed communities

● Gain insights into opportunities, risks, and limitations for achieving quality education, economic justice, and environmental health in marginalized communities

● Proficiency in writing professional reports to address identified challenges and provide workable solutions

● Develop skills and competencies that transfer to hypothetical future work situations

Area of Interest

Sustainable Construction, Education, Government, Nonprofit, Engineering, Environmental Science, Social Justice, Global Liberal Studies, NGOs, Public Health, Graphic Design, Latin American Studies, International Studies, Journalism, Business, Social Sciences, Anthropology, Social & Cultural Analysis, Social Work, Political Science, Law/Pre-law, Liberal Arts, Liberal Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Impact, Government and NGOs


● Upon successful completion of the volunteer position, the volunteer is offered free admission to our month-long Green Building Academy https://www.lwhome.org/academy

● Or up to four weeks lodging while participating in our volunteer program in Comalapa (food and transportation excluded). https://www.lwhome.org/individual-volunteers

● Receive a certificate of service from Long Way Home
Comalapa Guatemala


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