Fundraising and Grant Writing Volunteer.



Start Date


Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


District of Columbia
United States


EFI develops people’s capacity to address social, economic and environmental challenges in order to create healthy and sustainable societies.

EFI does this through formal education and public awareness programs. The programs emphasize development of community sustainability goals, design of sustainable approaches, and initiatives that put sustainable approaches into practice thus fostering a culture of sustainable stewardship that maximizes human opportunity and environmental well-being for all as an integral part of a region’s identity and culture.

In addition, EFI researches global, regional and local sustainability issues and strategies being used to address them. Based on that research we create and provide educational programs, resources and learning tools for higher education, business and government that increase understanding of the social, economic and environmental challenges and build capacity to create solutions.

Our programs have been used in graduate, undergraduate, professional and continuing education in the United States and Africa for individuals in fields ranging from business, health care, government, community development and art to natural and life sciences, environmental studies, agriculture and engineering. Volunteers must have interest and/or basic experience in sustainability and environmental issues and policies.

Volunteering at EFI

We have a strong platform for remote work and interaction and we provide the web design and collaborative tools to conduct the work successfully. We seek to develop the professional and intellectual skills of our interns and volunteers and contribute to their future careers and endeavors in the fields of sustainability studies and policy. Former EFI interns and volunteers have secured positions and pursued careers in sustainability in government agencies, nonprofit organizations, community organizing, and academia. 

Position Description: Fundraising and Grant Writing Volunteer

In 2018 EFI launched a comprehensive fundraising strategy that includes individual, foundation, and corporate fundraising efforts. We are looking for volunteers to help us manage and scale the development of our fundraising strategy through social media, event, and grant writing projects. Mid-career professionals can help lead the development of educational materials and apply in-depth skills for greater impact in their areas of interest.  

Skills: knowledge of grant-writing operations, including prospecting, submission, and reporting (substantial experience with academic grants acceptable); knowledge of fundraising strategies and trends; superb editing and writing skills; knowledge of Salesforce for nonprofits a plus; knowledge of The Foundation Center’s directory a plus.  


-Support the implementation of current fundraising strategy. 

-Support social media fundraising campaigns. 

-Support individual fundraising efforts through letters, appeals, updates. 

-Research and collaborate in development of grant writing activities: research prospects, develop communications, draft and submit grant proposals, and submit reporting requests. 

Other tasks related to fundraising as needed.  




  • Training Provided
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • Groups

How To Apply

Submit a recent CV/Resume indicating professional and academic background, interests, location, and availability at: