lutw.org

Current Opportunities

If you are interested in participating in a school solar installation trip in partnership with LUTW please contact [email protected] Our team would be happy to schedule project presentations to any school interested in learning more.

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Academic Research:
LUTW may offer local and field-based volunteer opportunities to qualified applicants. Knowing that volunteers and researchers have a vast and diverse set of skills to offer, LUTW aspires to best match talent with project needs. There is also the possibility of integrating volunteering with post-secondary degree requirements or as part of a research project.
Ideas:

  • Viability and impact of productive uses of Solar energy: Solar energy water pumps, Solar grain driers, electric fences, computers and internet access.
  • Impact of new access to electricity for families and communities.
  • Challenges and opportunities for rural women to obtain renewable energy.

Marketing and Communications:
We want to share our story and find more supporters in Canada, Peru and around the world.
We are also studying finding beneficiaries in Peru through digital marketing.
We would like support in:

  • Content writing and videography.
  • Adwords and Youtube advertising management.
  • Search Engine Optimization.
  • Marketing research to target families needing solar energy in Peru.

There are approximately 940 million people in the world that do not have access to electricity. Light Up The World (LUTW) is working to change that by providing renewable energy and training to remote communities as a catalyst for sustainable development. Many people living in rural villages are living in poverty and when the sun sets, people must find other ways to light their homes so they can cook, study and work. Sustainable energy and clean light at the flick of a switch can help families save money, live in a safer and healthier home environment, and expand opportunities for education and economic development. Working in some of the most remote and underserved areas in the world, LUTW builds the capacity of local service providers to transition to a sustainable future. LUTW has worked with over 220 partner organizations to bring solar power to communities in 54 countries.

LUTW has been providing solar photovoltaic (PV) technology to rural, off-grid families living without electric power in Peru since 2010. The Grant Writer will support LUTW’s mission of providing access to a sustainable clean energy source through grant writing and development.  

As part of this initiative, the Grant Writer will work closely with our Communications and Donor Relations Manager with support from our Canadian Board of Directors. This opportunity will provide the volunteer with a chance to work with a growing international development organization and develop a wide range of skills related to grant writing. This volunteer experience also provides a tremendous opportunity to contribute to sustainable development both locally and internationally. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
  • Assist in putting together a grant calendar for the organization to utilize on an ongoing basis. This will include gathering research on eligible grants. 
  • Work with finance to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  • Edit and gather data to support Grant proposals. 
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of grant writing
  • Strong contributor in team environments


  Requirements – Qualifications:

  • Experience with grant writing, academic writing or proposals. 
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
  • Ability to donate some extra time during deadlines
  • Ability to commit time weekly/bi-weekly and take on individual initiative 

If interested, please send your resume to: ​​[email protected]

There are approximately 940 million people in the world that do not have access to electricity. Light Up The World (LUTW) is working to change that by providing renewable energy and training to remote communities as a catalyst for sustainable development. Many people living in rural villages are living in poverty and when the sun sets, people must find other ways to light their homes so they can cook, study and work. Sustainable energy and clean light at the flick of a switch can help families save money, live in a safer and healthier home environment, and expand opportunities for education and economic development. Working in some of the most remote and underserved areas in the world, LUTW builds the capacity of local service providers to transition to a sustainable future. LUTW has worked with over 220 partner organizations to bring solar power to communities in 54 countries.

LUTW has been providing solar photovoltaic (PV) technology to rural, off-grid families living without electric power in Peru since 2010. The WordPress Developer will support LUTW’s mission of providing access to a sustainable clean energy source through website development.  

As part of this initiative, the WordPress Developer will work closely with our Communications and Donor Relations Manager with support from our Canadian Board of Directors. This opportunity will provide the volunteer with a chance to work with a growing international development organization and develop a wide range of skills related to WordPress. This volunteer experience also provides a tremendous opportunity to contribute to sustainable development both locally and internationally. 

We’re excited to work with volunteers who can help us enhance our website by:

  • Handling our plugins
  • Improve the performance of our website
  • Update our website (as required)
  • And help team members with trouble-shootings when it comes to our website.

This is a great project for the volunteer to prove their WordPress expertise to future employers, as the impact of their work on this project can be easily measured and communicated.

The primary project requirements include:

  • Have in-depth knowledge of WP Site (Configuration, Pages, Posts)
  • Have good knowledge on how to use elementor
  • Must have hands-on experience in customizing the WP and WP Plugins
  • Front-end and backend implementation of WordPress and other website features and functionality.
  • Knowledge of HTML5 bootstrap CSS to work on responsive
  • Ensuring high-performance and availability, and managing all technical aspects of CMS and website projects.
  • Experience with WordPress server administration
  • Knowledge of PHP frameworks, libraries, or any other technology relevant to WordPress Multisite.

Any help is truly appreciated, but we are currently seeking individual(s) who have strong knowledge of how to use WordPress.


If interested, please send your resume to:[email protected]

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