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Fund Development Volunteer

    Toronto, ON


About Hope Air

Hope Air is a unique national charity that helps Canadians get to medical treatment when they cannot afford to pay for their flights. For many people, the cost of travelling to medical care presents a prohibitive financial challenge. Since 1986, we have proudly arranged more than 100,000 flights nationwide. We operate with a small staff team, but are supported by a large complement of invaluable volunteers.


Reporting to the Senior Development Coordinator, the Fund Development volunteer is a key member of the Fundraising Team. Your exceptional research and writing skills will directly impact our clients by raising the funds needed to keep our flight service available. 

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Completing proposal templates and writing thank you letters
  • Prospect research via internet, phone, database, etc.
  • Compiling data to create tables and charts in Excel that convey Hope Air?s impact
  • Database management
  • Communicating with donors and other stakeholders
  • Event preparation and support


Preference will be given to candidates with a Bachelor?s degree; at minimum, eligible candidates should have completed two years of an undergraduate degree program. In addition, we look for the following skills in our volunteers:

  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word
  • Knowledge of fundraising and/or grant writing is an asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills, open/receptive to feedback
  • Creative self-starter with a proactive and collaborative work style


Hours are flexible, with a weekly shift of 3 hours.  We ask that you commit to volunteering for a minimum of 3 months.  Please note volunteering takes place in our office, conveniently located at Yonge and Davisville, anytime between 10 am-7:30 pm Monday-Friday.


There are many benefits to Volunteering at Hope Air, including:

  • References are provided after completing 3 months of active volunteer service
  • Invitations to volunteer recognition events, as well as other special events throughout the year,
  • An opportunity to gain valuable volunteer experience with an established national organization in a fun and engaging team

 Training and Orientation

You will be invited to attend an orientation and training session at Hope Air's offices.  Ongoing training will be provided by your volunteer supervisor, and you will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Please submit a cover letter, a copy of your current resume, and a brief sample of your writing (500 - 1,000 words) to Silken Chan, Volunteer Coordinator, at schan@hopeair.ca. Phone inquiries are not accepted. Only suitable candidates will be contacted.



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