Grants writer volunteer

This is an awesome volunteer role which is hugely important to our organisation because without funding to back our mahi, we couldn’t continue what we’re doing or continue to grow!  We’re looking for someone who has experience applying for funding, strong written skills and attention to detail, able to meet deadlines to join our small but perfectly formed team of volunteers to truly make a difference in the lives of young people.

What we would like you to do

Keep on top of our funding opportunities calendar (update with new opportunities, ensure we keep ahead of deadlines, recommend to the Director which to prioritise etc)

Draft and submit funding applications, in consultation with the Director/Board

What is the aim of the work, and who does it benefit?  

The Kindness Institute provides marginalised youth with tools for personal development, to overcome stress and to improve their own lives; primarily through the instruction of mindfulness, stress management and leadership capabilities.  Our social enterprise arm delivers paid mindfulness programs which helps fund our work with youth who cannot afford it. Evaluations show that 100% of our ATAWHAI youth have seen a reduction in stress, an increase in focus, calmness, connection and trust.   

How much time is required, on which days, and how often?  

The time commitment is 8-12 hours per month with flexibility in relation to the days and times. Volunteer can work remotely or from the office and meets with the director every 2 weeks.

There is also a minimum 6 month commitment for the role.


  • Experience applying for and ideally securing funding grants

  • English fluency and excellent written communication

  • Attention to detail

  • Able to meet deadlines

  • Organised, methodical and thorough in approach

  • Ideally has experience in the funding and not for profit world

Please email a bit about yourself, work experience and why you want to do this role to by 19 July.