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Virtual Volunteer GRANT WRITING TRAINING PROGRAM

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Amish Heritage Foundation


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September 7, 2020
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February 2, 2021
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Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Virtual Volunteer GRANT WRITING TRAINING PROGRAM

The Amish Heritage Foundation is looking for a Grant Writing Volunteer.

Location: Virtual

Start Date: Fall (first week of September)

End Date: 10-week commitment, with option to extend

Time Commitment: 10 hours per week for 10 weeks. Should be available on Fridays for weekly team meeting.

This grant writing program is an opportunity for candidates who wish to get quality, free training and hands-on experience in grant writing by working on real-time grant applications for The Amish Heritage Foundation. The program is based on committing a minimum of 10 hours per week for 10 weeks to the coursework.


Application Deadline: Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Candidates will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. 


About The Amish Heritage Foundation and Founder Torah Bontrager: The Amish Heritage Foundation is a history-making non-profit committed to 1) empowering Amish women and children through education so they can choose their futures, and 2) raising awareness about the crises hidden in Amish society.

The Amish are an insular, underserved minority population of ~350,000 throughout ~30 states in rural America who speak English as a second language. Their religion requires members to attend Amish-only schools and to stop their education after 8 years; and they are prohibited from learning STEM, politics, current affairs, law, civics, and the fine arts. The average adult has a 6th grade level of English fluency, the religion forbids health insurance and assimilation with mainstream society, and women are prohibited from exercising their rights as American citizens.

Founder Torah Bontrager, Columbia University GS ’07, was born and raised Amish and literally escaped in the middle of the night at age 15. She’s the author of the memoir Amish Girl in Manhattan, and her story and work have appeared on NPR, Tim Ferriss’ blog, MTV’s True Life, Forbes.com, Today.com, HuffPost, and Thrive Global, among others.


About the Volunteer Training Program:
 The Amish Heritage Foundation (AHF) is looking for a gap-year college student, recent graduate, or professional who is interested in a grant writing program starting the fall semester or the spring semester. You’ll learn directly from the Founder & Executive Director to deliver on timely grant objectives. 

You’ll be trained via real-time grant writing assignments that will give you hands-on experience with the grant writing process.

In particular, you’ll conduct research to identify active and future grant opportunities, assist with writing grants for 1) an educational prep program that fills in the gap from Amish 8th grade to community college entry and 2) a Covid-19 health services and education, and acquire Amish cultural awareness.

We hope that your time in the program will turn out to be one of your favorite memories––perhaps even a major turning point––when you look back on your life years from now. You’ll be considered a vital part of our team and your ideas and questions will be welcomed.

At the end of the program, you’ll have acquired marketable and lucrative transferable skills in grant writing that you can use in your personal academic or professional journey.


Who We’re Looking For:

  1. Enthusiastic initiative, strong work ethic and commitment to the program. You should be able to make these 10 weekly hours a priority.
  2. Quick Learner. Eager to learn new skills and broaden knowledge.
  3. Creativity. Strong writing and strategic thinking skills.

**If you have experience with and access to the following software, please indicate so in your cover letter:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Premier, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.)
  • Keynote
  • WordPress
  • Asana, Trello, or similar application
  • Slack

The Amish Heritage Foundation is looking for a Grant Writing Volunteer.

Location: Virtual

Start Date: Fall (first week of September)

End Date: 10-week commitment, with option to extend

Time Commitment: 10 hours per week for 10 weeks. Should be…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Training Provided
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • Virtual Opportunity

Location

New York, NY

How to Apply

How to Apply: Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Candidates will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

To apply, please submit through Handshake, or email [info at AmishHeritage .org] with the following:

  1. Your resume
  2. A cover letter addressed to Torah (sent as a PDF attachment) explaining what interests you about the program, how you’d be a great fit, and how acquiring grant writing skills would benefit you with your professional, academic, or personal goals
  3. Two to three (2-3) examples of papers, articles, blog posts, or proposals that you've written––whatever you consider your best work
  4. Email subject line: “AHF Training Program: [YOUR NAME]”


I look forward to receiving your application! - Torah

How to Apply: Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Candidates will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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