Gaming Non-Profit is Looking for a Fundraising Researcher and Writer!

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Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Do a Barrel Roll
  • Fundraising / Giving
  • Library / Research
On-going (More than 1 year)
  • Home-Office Based


Are you passionate about gaming and the non-profit sector?


Do you get a thrilled out of researcher?


Are you a superstar write with grant experience?


Then Do a Barrel Roll is Looking for You!

Who are we?

We're Do a Barrel Roll (, a new registered Canadian non-profit dedicated to driving positive social change through gaming of all types. We run on a rotating thematic cycle, focusing our programming and projects on a particular subject every few years. Until 2021, Do a Barrel Roll is targeting its efforts on Community and Belonging.

What are we looking for?

In order to match our growth as an organisation, we are looking for an experienced, volunteer grant researcher and writer to hunt down funding opportunities that match our objectives and profile. Simply, your role with us will be two parts: comprehensive research and assessment using available public and accessible databases, websites, and information feeds of applicable fundraising opportunities, both formalized and ad hoc; and, the writing of crystal clear, error free, attention capturing grant applications on behalf of Do a Barrel Roll. On the former, you would be asked to develop and maintain a comprehensive database of opportunities, including key contact points.

In particular, you should be comfortable or familiar with potential partner private sector actors, grant makers, and other philanthropic opportunities from one or more of the following geographical regions:

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • Continental Europe (as a whole or on a regional basis)

This role is a remote and volunteer. We ask for a flexible commitment of approximately 1-2 hours per week. The position includes no remuneration.

Who are you?

The Volunteer Grant Researcher and Writer should:

  • Have a post-secondary degree, preferably in a writing/research intensive field and not required;
  • Have experience doing research, particularly using LinkedIn and other publically available resources, to find contact points;
  • Have experience researching and writing grant opportunities and applications, preferrably for another non-profit organisation;
  • Be able to create and maintain a database;
  • Have an excellent, near perfect command of the English language;
  • Have a passion for gaming of any type; and,
  • Be extremely comfortable working independently and have excellent self motivation.

How to Apply?

To apply, please send your CV and a writing sample (does not have to be specific to this posting) to So as to avoid cookie-cutter submissions, please include in your email the name of your all-time favourite game.