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Description:

Beautify Hamilton is looking for a volunteer Grant Writer to join their team! This new nonprofit organization in Hamilton ON has the objective to clean up neglected areas in Hamilton, one garbage bag at a time. They hope that their work can inspire volunteers around the community to join in their efforts towards a cleaner city. As they grow and gain a following, they hope to dive into a variety of avenues that help to beautify Hamilton. From clean parks, to murals and community gardens, they hope that their goal can be achieved together, as a community.

As a Grant Writer, the volunteer will work with Beautify Hamilton volunteers and Board members to identify relevant grant opportunities, develop a “Grant Template”, and apply to grants on the organization’s behalf. There is no experience required for the position; only a willingness to work collaboratively and learn!

Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with Board members and the Founder to identify organizational needs
  • Build a “Grant Template” to expedite the grant writing process in line with organization’s missions and values
  • Conduct research to identify potential grants on a municipal, provincial, national, corporate, and private level
  • Work with Google Drive to keep track of and share developments
  • Build a calendar of grant opportunities organized by deadline dates
  • Participate in writing grants on behalf of Beautify Hamilton
  • Attend monthly or bi-monthly meetings with key members to discuss developments and opportunities
  • Potential to grow within the role and move to other areas of the organization as needed

 

Requirements of the role:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong English written and verbal communication abilities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Interest in working with and supporting our mission to make Hamilton a cleaner and more appealing place to live
  • Ability to commit 2 hours weekly and attend 1-hour monthly or bi-monthly meetings
  • Personal computer to conduct duties and a reliable Internet connection
  • Basic knowledge of Zoom or a willingness to learn in order to participate in meetings

Are You Ready to Beautify Hamilton?
Please submit a brief statement of interest to beautifyhamilton@gmail.com in order to be considered for this role. Indicate in the subject line that you are interested in joining us as a Grant Writer.

When: ~ 2 hours weekly

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