Volunteer Grant Coordinator




United Kingdom



Professors Without Borders Volunteer Grant Coordination Position 



About Us


Professors Without Borders is a social enterprise that specializes in university education. 


We build customized short-term ‘summer schools’ that are made available to any institution that invites us to their campus. The summer school model has been a proven success among the elite, and we aspire to make it available to all university students. If you want to learn, we can help!


Our educators are passionate volunteers who are keen to make a difference in the lives of their students and build their skills and confidence to prepare them for their future careers.

So far we have been invited to host summer schools in Sierra Leone, Uganda and Thailand. We aim to expand our reach and help all students achieve their dreams and enjoy the journey.


We are currently developing our thought-leadership program, aka think-tank where we publish short reports to advance knowledge on education and development.


You can find more information about us on our website www.prowibo.com or through our facebook page Professors Without Borders. 



What we offer


We are looking to recruit one part-time volunteer to help us research and apply for grants and funding to develop our non-profit educational organisation. Volunteers will be associated with Professors Without Borders as Research Fellows. They commit to authoring or co-authoring grant applications with international organisations and government departments. 


This is a very good opportunity for individuals looking to gain experience in a start-up with a focus on international development and education. Applicants with experience working in grant writing will be advantaged.


You will be working with a small but talented team from around the world. Most work takes place remotely, so we are accepting applications from any location. If hire is located in the UK we have use of shared office space in the UK and have regular meetings in person and online.






Job Specifications


Working hours are flexible, maximum 10 hours a week, mostly working remotely with the support of our staff. Volunteers are asked to commit for a minimum period of 6 months. The position is unpaid.






• Undergraduate degree

• Applicants with experience researching and writing successful grants will be prefered


Experience and Knowledge

• Some work experience desirable 



• Good written communication skills. 

• Strong research skills 

• Knowledge of Word or similar software

Other Skills

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

• Interest in developing experience grant writing

• Entrepreneurship and creativity highly valued


Applications procedure


To apply, please email Dr Caroline Varin at cvarin@prowibo.com 

Include a CV and short cover letter describing your interest in the position and your academic and professional background. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a skype or face-to-face interview. 

Apply by 15 October




Training Provided

We welcome

International Volunteers

How To Apply


Please send your CV with a brief introduction to cvarin@prowibo.com.

Questions may be directed to yanohjalloh@gmail.com