Grant Writer/Fundraising - Volunteer



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Mae Sot


After the initial first month of orientation, the volunteer will primarily concentrate on researching, maintaining, and writing grant applications. He or she will also work as part of a team to assist in writing grant reports and updates, as well as project reports. Furthermore, the volunteer will also support local staff by conducting interviews with patients and documenting interviews, in addition to supporting capacity building activities for staff. The volunteer placement will provide you with experience working with displace, vulnerable and remote communities while developing your skills and knowledge by working in a community-based organisation. Volunteers could also have the opportunity to accompany staff during missions to Burma and along the Thai-Burma border.  

Volunteers must provide a working with children check and police check or equivalent from their country of origin.

Key Duties (75%):

·        Research and develop/write grant proposals to foundations and grant-making organisations, persuasively communicating organisation’s mission and programs to potential funders

·        Assemble/submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations

·        Conduct prospect research

·        Be updated on donor priorities and track and share relevant calls for proposals

·        Develop and maintain overview of all grants, donor requirements, rules and regulations, and internal and external deadlines

·        Contribute to improving internal grant management system to keep track of previous and future grant applications

·        Assist a team of local staff and volunteers with the development of donor reports, as well as ensuring donor compliance and quality control

·        Provide an internal help-desk on donor related issues, including organise and deliver training in proposal and report writing

Other Work Duties (25%):

·        Interview patients for BCMF programs before and after their surgeries

·        Document patient interviews

·        Assisting with other projects, as assigned

Essential Skills:

·        English language proficiency at advanced level

·        Excellent writing skills

·        Strong communication, coordination and interpersonal skills

·        Organised and energetic, with a desire to work alongside and support co-workers

·        Ability to use initiative and be pro-active

·        Ability to work independently with limited supervision

·        Ability to cope with cultural isolation as well as a different standard of living and work environment

·        Commitment to team work, coaching and mentoring

·        Awareness and sensitivity of cross-cultural settings

·        Patience, tolerance and flexibility

·        Volunteers will need to provide a working with children check and police check or equivalent from country of residence

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

·        Skills and experience in grant and proposal writing.

·        Volunteer or work experience in the non-profit sector

·        Interest in human rights, international politics, migrant and refugee issues etc.

·        Experience working in a health setting

·        Experience working in a resource limited environment


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How To Apply

NOTE: The dates prescribed above are tenative only and the start date is flexible for the right candidate.

Please note: This is not a paid role and it is expected that the volunteer will be fully self-funded. BCMF is unable to pay a stipend or provide accommodation or food support. BCMF is also unable to support visa application or costs; it is the responsibility of the volunteer to organise a travel visa to Thailand as per the requirements for your country of origin.

To apply for this role with BCMF please contact Bridgitte Agocs