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Volunteer: Foundation Researcher

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is the Anglican Church of Canada’s agency for sustainable development and relief. Through the support of Anglican parishes across Canada, PWRDF makes financial and human resources available to partners around the world working to improve health, food security, and livelihoods for vulnerable people. 

PWRDF is recruiting Foundation Researchers who are key members of PWRDF’s volunteer team who help PWRDF achieve institutional sustainability by increasing and diversifying revenues. This will be done by researching and recommending foundations whose giving profile is a good match for PWRDF. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research foundations whose giving profile is a good match for PWRDF based on established criteria and develop a database of foundations including contact information, giving preferences, timelines and procedures 
  • Maintain current knowledge of PWRDF programs, stories, impact, and emergency appeals,  
  • Assist with the research and compilation of background materials for grant proposals 

Please see the complete position description that details what this volunteer position involves.


  • Interest in sustainable development, relief, refugees and global justice 
  • Skills or interest in learning about fundraising and nonprofit management 
  • Strong written communication skills using Microsoft Office applications
  • Join a dynamic network of like-minded volunteers committed to global justice. 
  • Opportunity to gain experience in fundraising and international development  
  • A flexible schedule that you can determine. 


Anyone interested in this role should contact Kim Umbach, Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]. Please provide a resume and describe your experience and why you are interested in this volunteer role. 

We value a diverse team across the organization. Applications are strongly encouraged from all qualified individuals regardless of disability, culture, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, or religion. PWRDF seeks to fully integrate the principles of Equity, inclusion, and Anti-Racism and will ensure the full participation of members of historically disadvantaged groups. PWRDF will achieve this by ensuring that its recruitment processes are fair and equitable for all persons.   

PWRDF strives to ensure that its recruitment and screening processes meet the needs of all persons with disabilities. As such, PWRDF will provide accommodations in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code for any applicant as requested during the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please contact PWRDF’s Volunteer Coordinator, Kim Umbach at [email protected].  

PWRDF has zero tolerance for and seeks to prevent sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (SEAH). PWRDF is committed to keeping the prevention of and response to SEAH at the Centre of all its work. All staff, volunteers, and board members are required to comply with PWRDF’s Code of Conduct, PSEAH, Conflict of Interest and other applicable policies and procedures.