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We need your writing skills to help us raise funds!

by Options for Life

We are looking for a dedicated individual passionate about developing a career as a funding bid writer. Whether you have skills and experience gained through work or as a hobby, we would love for you to help us fundraise for our cause. We are looking for someone who is willing to work alongside Options for Life participants and other volunteers, to pass on their skills and knowledge to others.
You will be volunteering as part of the team responsible for creating the bids to attract funding for our new or existing projects. The role will involve discussing project ideas and proposals with the management and fundraising teams, searching for the right funding opportunities and preparing bids for submission.
You will work as part of an experienced existing team, but writing skills and/or creative writing experience are essential.

Organisation description

Options for Life is a Sandwell-based charity that supports adults with learning disabilities and/or autism by providing various services, including outreach provision, community hub-based activities, and drop-in sessions. We support increasing self-confidence and developing communication and social skills, leading to independence.


Please contact us to discuss any access requirements

Preferred skills

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word
• Ability to work with Excel is an advantage, although support will be provided if necessary
• Excellent writing skills and understanding of narrative are a must

Experience gained

• Writing skills
• Research skills
• Analytical skills
• Strategic thinking

Will the organisation carry out a DBS check?


Minimum age


Age focus

  • Adults

Time of volunteering

  • Weekdays
  • Daytime


  • Mainly indoors
  • To learn new skills and improve my job prospects
  • To share my skills and creativity

If you would like to express an interest in this volunteering opportunity please complete the details below, including a contact email address or phone number, and click ‘Send’. The organisation will then get in touch with you directly

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