Volunteer Fundraising Manager

DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

Hoedspruit, South Africa

Volunteer • Full Time

daktaribushschool.org/ info@daktaribushschool.org +27826562969 Michele Merrifield

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Saturday, 28th July 2018  


  • Update our fundraising strategy and play a central role in the implementation of that strategy, together with the Management Team
  • Research, identify, and engage like minded donors and investment partners leading to increased income from new funding sources
  • Systematically scan the political, economic and thematic landscape related to current and potential funders, and identify changes and emerging opportunities to maximize funding revenue
  • Embed an effective methodology and process flow for coordinating information and input for donor proposals from multiple sources, ensuring timely submission of quality proposals
  • Provide input to PowerPoint presentations, official letters, and the production of communication materials related to partner engagement
  • Ensure that the Client Relationship Management System for Donors and Partners is maintained and systematically updated
  • Contribute to production of donor reports and ensure their timely delivery to funders


  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • MS Office, Apple computer, and English proficiency
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Good verbal and written communications skills


The project is based in the middle of the bush. There is no electricity in the camp but we have solar power and Internet for computers. You will live in a family atmosphere and a beautiful area. You must be able to adapt to group life and to be away from the city.

Many challenges will occur, as the days are never the same. On many occasions, you will be in contact with underprivileged children who have not the same culture as you have. You must be an understanding and adaptable person.

As mentioned above, you will work Monday until Friday, 8 hours a day, as the Fundraising manager you should be able to organize your hours flexible. Everyday Saturday, any volunteer can go to town to do shopping, enjoy a lunch in a restaurant or do an excursion. DAKTARI also proposes extra-mural trips as visiting the famous Kruger National Park, the Blyde River Canyon etc.

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