Research Assistant Volunteer

Job Summary

Volunteer: Volunteers have a heart for giving back. Research Assistant Volunteers work on important, diverse research projects as needed by the Operations Team.

UniversalGiving is an award-winning nonprofit allowing people to donate and volunteer with top-performing, vetted organizations all over the world. 100% goes directly to the cause. All partner organizations are vetted with our proprietary Quality Model. UniversalGiving has been featured on the homepage of Bloomberg,, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. UniversalGiving also has been featured in more than 16 books, including the new edition Harvard Business Review Book, HBR Guide to Delivering Effective Feedback, Arianna Huffington’s Thrive, and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen’s Giving 2.0. We have also been acknowledged six times on Great Nonprofits’ annual Top Nonprofits lists and are highlighted in Huffington Post’s list of best volunteering matching websites. We continue to gain momentum, with dozens of articles in the Christian Science Monitor and monthly contributions on Forbes. To date, we have matched more than 22,000 volunteers worth $31 million dollars’ of volunteer hours.

Research high net-worth potential and existing donors, foundations, corporations

Research journalists, universities, and celebrities to develop marketing partnerships

Research Tech for Good companies

Research Product Development Tools

Record, update and manage data in spreadsheets and Salesforce

With proven success & a positive attitude, take on special projects and new responsibilities


Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Meticulous attention to detail

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

Competence Microsoft Office/Salesforce/Google Drive

Willingness to learn new technologies


Part-time, flexible remote positions

Opportunity to work with a diverse, global team representing over 25 cultures

Gain experience at a unique social entrepreneurship organization that has a global impact

Gain experience with a Tech for Good nonprofit

With proven success & a positive attitude, UniversalGiving is likely to facilitate J1, OPT visas

Duration and Location

Position is available for part-time (5-20 hours per week)

Minimum 6 months commitment

We provide remote positions with a highly globally focused team from more than 20 countries, including Russia, China, Japan, Ukraine, Georgia, the Philippines, Haiti, Germany, Canada, the Kurdish population, South Korea, the U.K., Brazil, and many more

To Apply

Email your resume, cover letter, two writing samples (two pages minimum per writing sample), and three professional references with contact information (phone and email) to [email protected] with “Research Assistant Volunteer” in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

UniversalGiving is committed to understanding and representing the diverse populations it serves worldwide. Members of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, nationalities, physical abilities or disabilities, religions or beliefs, and cultures are welcome as employees and volunteers in our organization. We believe that a diverse team will best serve our diverse populations. Please see our policy on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Our Vision is to “Create a World Where Giving and Volunteering Are a Natural Part of Everyday Life.”

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