Fundraising research volunteer

MicroLoan Foundation is looking for a long-term volunteer who is passionate and determined to make a difference. This volunteer position will provide an invaluable opportunity to gain essential skills and experience in key aspects of strategic fundraising for an international development organisation. The role is focussed on prospect research of grant-making organisations and project proposal development. 

The Fundraising Research volunteer will be part of the Fundraising and Communications team. This is an opportunity for a proactive and friendly self-starter to play an important supporting role in the organisation. Your working hours are flexible. We ask for a minimum time commitment of 8 hours week. We also ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months and ideally longer. 

The role

This is a role for an organised self-starter with a passion for international development. Working in a small fundraising team you will be helping to replenish the pipeline of prospective grant-giving trusts and foundations. You will achieve this by researching prospects from monthly lists of trusts. You will receive training on how to write grant proposals, ensuring any applications made are appropriate and speaks to the values of the potential donor.  


Knowledge, skills and experience required

Location: Homebased and visits to 32 Blackfriars Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8PB
Department: Fundraising Team
Reporting to: Trusts & Foundations Manager
Hours: Flexible hours, minimum 8 hours per week
Salary: expenses only up to £7.50/day
How to apply: Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter to 

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