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Director of Grants and Fundraising


Organization: Abbeyfield Houses Society - Ottawa

Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)

Availability: Flexible; Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Jan 30, 2021


Are you a retired or working individual looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity?

Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa is a not-for-profit seniors’ residence affiliated with Abbeyfield International, with 1,100 houses in 25 countries worldwide.

Abbeyfield House Parkdale is looking for a Director of Grants and Fundraising to coordinate and report on all grant applications and fundraising activities for Abbeyfield Ottawa.

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Work with the Board of Directors to identify projects for which to apply for grants

- Identify, research and report on potential grant opportunities

- Develop and submit grant applications

- Track grant submissions and report to the Board of Directors on success of all applications

- Work with the Board of Directors and other volunteers to organize fundraising events (e.g., garage sales, walks, dinners etc.)

- Recruits volunteers, in conjunction with the Director of Volunteering, to support or organize such events

- Work with property manager and Treasurer to ensure funds are received and spent appropriately

- Ensure all reporting requirements are met for successful grants by working with appropriate Board members

- Attend monthly meetings and present a report to the Board

- Keep records of all fundraising and grant activities and ensure they are filed appropriately with the Secretary of the Board

- Work with the Director of Marketing and Communications to ensure thank-you letters are submitted to granting organizations and that major donors are recognized on the website

A background in grant writing is an asset;
Strong initiative;
Good research skills;
Strong written and oral communications skills are required.


Mysa Saad


Volunteer Opportunity Address
425 Parkdale Avenue


Good for people interested in: Fundraising; COVID-19 Virtual Volunteering

You will be working with: Seniors

Organization category: Development and housing

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Young Adults (19-24); Seniors (65+)

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes