Volunteer Grant Writer or Fundraiser

Who we are looking for

Foundations, corporations, governments, and other grant-making organizations are all potential sources of invaluable funds for NGOs. To empower EduMais’s growth, we are seeking a volunteer grant writer to research, identify and write grant proposals to such organisations.

By volunteering as a grant writer or fundraiser with us, you will use your skills to make a significant contribution to the ongoing functioning of our organisation. In so doing, you will help to make a massive difference in the lives of at-risk children and teenagers in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas. Indeed, you can have an impact that changes the lives of our disadvantaged kids forever!

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What we offer you

Volunteering as a Grant Writer/Fundraiser with EduMais gives you the opportunity to:

  • Volunteer for free remotely or in Rio de Janeiro, one of the most exciting, fun, and beautiful cities in the world!
  • Make a difference in the lives of at-risk children and teenagers in Rio’s favelas
  • Get to know the favela communities beneath the media headlines
  • Improve your knowledge about how to best work with corporations and government officials
  • Experience first-hand the work that is needed to make a young NGO like EduMais function
  • Develop your writing, teamwork, leadership, people, and administrative skills
  • Enhance your CV and future career prospects.
  • Make new friends and become a lifelong member of the EduMais family
  • Receive special conditions from one of our sponsors, Books Hostel in Lapa. We can also help you with finding a more long-term place to stay
  • Receive a recommendation letter, on successful completion of your volunteer contract!


  • Work with the team to understand EduMais’s mission and programs
  • Conduct research on prospective corporate, foundation and government funding sources
  • Build a database with prospective programs
  • Write persuasive grant proposals
  • Grants administration
  • Track and process corporate, foundation and government grants
  • Submit materials to institutional funders, complying with all the grant guidelines and deadlines
  • Draft acknowledgement letters for all institutional gifts
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  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Grant writing and research experience preferred

Time commitment

  • from 4 to 20 hours per week

Days of the week

  • Flexible (working days and weekends)


  • Minimum 3 months

Join the EduMais family!

Do you want to use your grant writing talents for the greater good? Can you help a young NGO conquer obstacles and roadblocks by contributing to its fundraising efforts? Apply to volunteer with us a grant writer or fundraiser! Within your application, please include your CV and a letter of motivation.

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