This free sample cover letter for a graduate working for a not-for-profit organisation has an accompanying not–for–profit graduate sample resume and not–for–profit sample job advertisment to help you put together a winning job application.
32 Leonard Avenue
Canberra ACT 2600
M: 0410 000 000
Human Resources Coordinator
PO Box 000
Example ACT 5622 24 October 2008
RE: Volunteer Programs Coordinator position
Following our telephone conversation earlier this week, please accept this letter and my attached resume as application for the Volunteer Programs Coordinator position at RCFA, advertised on seek.com.au.
I am a streetwise, eager and experienced graduate working to help underprivileged children and I know I can bring a lot of energy and fresh ideas to this role. My campaign experience at organisations including World Vision, UNICEF and Roseville Children's Hospital has involved overseeing marketing campaigns for fundraising events, researching issues and writing press releases, maintaining good relations with the media, and managing information efficiently in databases and spreadsheets. This has resulted in many successful awareness campaigns and over $9000 raised for the Children's Hospital over three years.
I have strong people skills and am able to get along with people from all different backgrounds, skills which were necessary when I organised fundraising events with more than 100 attendees and pursued marketing/PR campaigns in the national media. I'm professional, presentable and diplomatic, with an eye for detail while keeping view of the big picture.
And of course I'm passionate about the cause of child welfare: from assisting a boy from a disadvantaged background with his final exams to the wonderful experience of helping build a primary school in Nepal in 2005, I thrive on the opportunity to help children with a low quality of life.
I admire the work that RCFA does and have followed the 'Dream for one Day' project closely on the website. This job looks like a fantastic challenge and I feel that my skills and experience make me an ideal match for the role.
Please let me know if you need any more information and I hope to hear from you soon.