We have volunteering opportunities available within our Fundraising Team.
Right now, world trade isn’t working.
Our earth is being wrecked and the poorest are paying the price.
Traidcraft Exchange is an international development charity head-quartered in the North East with UK offices located in Newcastle upon Tyne and London. We use the power of trade to bring about lasting solutions to poverty and climate change. We run development programmes in South Asia and Africa, work directly with businesses to improve their supply chains and do advocacy and campaigning in the UK to promote justice and fairness in international trade.
For more information on what we do, visit our Traidcraft Exchange website.
Can you help?
We are going through an exciting time of growth and development at Traidcraft Exchange and are seeking a volunteer to work alongside our Trusts and Foundations Manager to assist with some administration duties and conduct research.
We are looking for someone who has good research skills, a passion for creative writing and an eye for detail.
The volunteer would support with the following tasks:
Prospect research on trusts and foundations using the internet, printed funding guides and online databases to identify potential funders
Perform due diligence evaluations of corporate foundations
Enter relevant prospect data onto a spreadsheet and an online database
Proof-read funding applications and progress reports
Assist with filling out funding application forms
In return we can offer you a friendly team environment, reimbursement for out of pocket expenses, and the chance to make a difference in world trade.
Is it right for you?
We are looking for a volunteer who ideally holds:
Good computer skills in particular Word and Excel.
A high level of accuracy, good attention to detail.
Good research / investigative skills using the internet.
Good creative writing skills, solid grammar and spelling skills.
Some data entry experience.
Some experience doing prospect research and bid writing for trusts and foundations.
Some knowledge of and/or interest in international development.
The ability to work independently with minimal support.
Ideally, you will be able to start as soon as possible and will gain most from the experience by volunteering for 2 days per week for a minimum of 6 months. There is a lot of flexibility on days and hours with the option of carrying out research from home if desired.
This is an unpaid role. However, lunch expenses (up to £5 per day) and reasonable travel will be covered against receipts.
Further details on how to express you interest in this opportunity can be found on our website.