Volunteer your skills to strengthen local nonprofits


Give Your Skills For Good

Your skills are valuable. Unfortunately, many nonprofits can't pay for professional services such as copywriting, graphic design, or website development. This type of work is essential to building operational effectiveness, but it is often left on the to-do list while the nonprofit focuses on its critical mission work.

That's where you come in. By volunteering for a project, or even just getting on a phone call to provide advice, you are giving so much more than your time. You are supporting organizational growth, which enables nonprofits to have an even greater social good impact.

Stephone from Hip Hop Caucus listed a Data & Analytics consultation call.

Rui matched with Jasmine from GENERATIONAL WEALTH EDUCATORS for a Training Plan Development project!

Tamas from Adelaide Holocaust Museum listed a Brochure Graphic Design project.

Rui matched with Sarah from Georgia Watch for a Translation project!

Fr. Ramon from Manassas HCAT listed a Website Major Update project.

The Coalition on Homelessness received an application from Donald for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.

Federation of Neighborhood Centers received an application from Clare for a Program Strategy & Goals project.

African Bridge Network received an application from Eleka for a Google Analytics Reporting project.

Our Lady of Perpetual Support for People Living with AIDS and Orphans (OLPS) received an application from Yvonne for a Social Media Set Up project.

The House Student Leadership Center received an application from Ali for an Infographic project.

The Coalition on Homelessness received an application from Donald for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

The Watershed Project received an application from Allyson for a Board Prospecting project.

Compassionate Heart Productions received an application from Hridoy for a Social Media Set Up project.

Each One Teach One, Inc. received an application from Dipak for an Employee Review Process project.

Can-Do Kalamazoo received an application from José for a Translation project.

SAVI - Strategic Alliance Veteran Integration received an application from Togu for a Google Ads Campaign Support project.

Tamika from United Community Options of Broward, Palm Beach & Mid-Coast Counties listed a Brochure Writing project.

Kevin matched with Jose from Village Community Resource Center for a Website Major Update project!

Dee matched with Allison from Project NexGen for a Copywriting project!

Kayode matched with Shadora from Destined For Greatness Mentoring for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!

Urla from Institute Of Urban Living Inc. listed an Impact Report Graphic Design project.

Madison from African Bridge Network listed a Google Analytics Reporting project.

Juan matched with Tom from African Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities for a Tech Systems consultation call!

Monique from Franklin Wright Settlements, Inc listed a Talent Recruitment consultation call.

Scott matched with Thomas from FELLOWS for an Operating Budget project!

Barron T. matched with Joey from Butterfly Dreams Farm Therapeutic Riding Program for a Brand Messaging consultation call!

MJ matched with Lisa from Gifts of Love, Inc. for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!

Kathleen from Comite en Union para Salvadorenos listed a Social Media consultation call.

Christina matched with jeanne from A Brighter Way for a Copyediting project!

Olha matched with Lynn from Superior Health Foundation for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!

Michael matched with Chad from Bcause We Love Lincoln Park for an Operating Budget project!

Oluwadara matched with Nicole from KinderSmile Foundation for a Human Resources consultation call!

elizabeth from The Coalition on Homelessness listed an Excel Training project.

Velma from Operation Refuge listed a Human Resources consultation call.

elizabeth from The Coalition on Homelessness listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Joana from Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto listed a Translation project.

Juanita from AppleTree ELPCS listed a Translation project.

Juanita from AppleTree ELPCS listed a Translation project.

Taiye matched with Raina from Black Sustainability, Inc. for an Online Research project!

Christina from Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association listed an Event Concept & Plan project.

Hilary from ECHO Systems listed a Finance consultation call.

Jessa from Marathon County Health Department listed a Transcription project.

Brian matched with Hassina from Aid Afghanistan For Education for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!

Mackenzie from Angel City Sports listed a Marketing Strategy consultation call.

Samantha matched with Mackenzie from Angel City Sports for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Jessica from SARSEF listed a Print Materials Design project.

Elliot matched with Mackenzie from Angel City Sports for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Deanna from BeyondHome listed a Video Editing project.

Sharon matched with Roz from Open Access for a Human Resources consultation call!

LaShanda matched with Roz from Open Access for a Human Resources consultation call!

How It Works

Support a cause you care about by volunteering for a project or consultation call. With over 150 different project types, there is an opportunity to give back that matches your skills and time availability.
1. Browse
Explore projects and questions posted by nonprofits based on your skills and causes you are passionate about.
2. Apply
Submit your application and resume to let the nonprofit know you are interested.
3. Match
When you and the organization decide it's a good fit, start working together!
Two ways to share your skills!
Consultation Calls
Get on the phone with a nonprofit to help answer burning questions, brainstorm organizational challenges, or give feedback.
Work with a nonprofit to complete critical projects such as graphic design, website development, copywriting, database customization, and more.

How Do You Want to Give Back?

Find projects that match your skills and interest areas

What Other Volunteers are Saying

“Working with Tecnosol was a wonderful experience – they provided me with all the information I needed to write a comprehensive donor letter. Plus it was wonderful to be able to contribute to such an impactful organization.”
Elle Freelance Writer and Agency Copywriter, worked with Tecnosol
“I joined Catchafire because I wanted to give something back to inspirational non-profit organizations and charities, as well as build my portfolio. I have already had the opportunity to work with some amazing people from several organizations. I highly recommend Catchafire to professionals who are interested in getting involved.”
Sharon Freelance Designer, Five Projects Completed

Catchafire is an online platform for virtual, skills-based volunteering. Through Catchafire, professionals are able to directly support causes they care about by helping nonprofits with projects that match their skill sets. And because projects can be completed from anywhere, Catchafire makes it possible for nonprofits and skilled volunteers to connect for good, from all around the world!

Skills-based volunteering is a high impact form of volunteering that allows individuals to donate their professional skills and expertise, which in turn allows a nonprofit to build its capacity and focus more efficiently on its mission.

Skilled volunteers help nonprofits fill critical knowledge and staffing gaps, they work as thought partners on strategic projects, and they complete specific projects that require specialized skills, training, or experience. Very often, the relationships between volunteers and nonprofits extend far beyond the scope of the initial project that brought them together.

A specific example of skills-based volunteering is a marketing professional who volunteers to help a nonprofit create a marketing strategy.

The nonprofit will review your application to decide whether they want to move forward with an interview. If so, you will be contacted by Catchafire to schedule the call. Nonprofits are encouraged to decide promptly, but there is no set timeline for when they will reply.

After the interview, you can log into your account dashboard and ACCEPT or PASS on the match. Once both parties accept, you are officially matched and can begin the project. If you need to exchange any materials or have follow-up conversations to determine if it is a good fit after the interview, you are encouraged to do so.

Yes! All projects have been designed to allow you to work with the nonprofit organization remotely.

Projects vary in length from 1 to 50 hours, depending on the project type. Estimated hours are indicated for each project.

Yes! In fact, we recommend you apply to 2-4 projects at any given time. This will maximize your chances of matching. If you end up being selected for too many projects, you can always withdraw your application before or after you interview with the nonprofit. Once you say yes, we ask that you honor your commitment to work with the organization.

About this Program

Catchafire is working with major foundations throughout the Bay to strengthen local nonprofit organizations by connecting them with skilled, pro bono professionals.

Through these connections, we are hoping to build more connected communities and foster a culture of civic engagement that is an everyday part of life.

If you are interested in getting your community involved please contact Catchafire.

Have more questions? Drop us a line.

Email the Catchafire team at [email protected]