Volunteer your skills to strengthen 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.

Last Mile Education Fund received an application from Michelle for a Presentation Template Creation project.

Jeunesse Porte Flambeau pour Combattre le Sida et la Drogue received an application from Baragengana for a Brochure Writing project.

Wilmington Alliance received an application from Jannety for a Data & Analytics consultation call.

D House Of Angels received an application from Oluwafunmike (Funke) for a Brochure Writing project.

Ann Bancroft Foundation received an application from Phoebe Joy for a Brochure Graphic Design project.

ACEs Matter, Corp received an application from SIREESHA for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Last Mile Education Fund received an application from Anne for a Website consultation call.

Tanzania Health and Medical Education Foundation (TAHMEF) received an application from Felician for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.

SciTech2U received an application from Sy'nae for an Employee Handbook project.

Jeunesse Porte Flambeau pour Combattre le Sida et la Drogue received an application from Richard for a Brochure Writing project.

Healthy Chelsea received an application from Muzaina for a Flyer Graphic Design project.

Hana from The Family Youth Institute listed an Audio Editing project.

Krasi matched with Leanne from New South Wales Board of Jewish Education for a Facilitated Strategy Session project!

Treasure from Last Mile Education Fund listed a Visual Brand Guide project.

Treasure from Last Mile Education Fund listed a Google Analytics Reporting project.

Dena from California Lutheran University listed an Infographic project.

Dontay from Mental Health On Purpose Inc. listed a Brand Messaging consultation call.

Runa matched with Dontay from Mental Health On Purpose Inc. for a Brand Messaging consultation call!

Zainab from SciTech2U listed a Copywriting project.

Jeffrey matched with Dena from California Lutheran University for an Infographic project!

Bryce from Every Kid Sports listed a Marketing Strategy consultation call.

Alessandra matched with Priscilla from New Jersey Consortium for Immigrant Children for a Translation project!

Sarah from Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc. listed a Website consultation call.

JIM matched with Kristin from Hope Floats Foundation for a Public Relations consultation call!

Barron T. matched with Chris from Restore Education for a Communications consultation call!

Anna from MUSYCA listed a Logo Design project.

Thilenius matched with Desiree from The MasterMind Cooperative for a Project Management Plan project!

Laura matched with Louise-Ellie from Lymphacare Hawaii for a Flyer Graphic Design project!

Elina matched with Ellen from THE EMILY SHANE FOUNDATION for a Website Visual Design project!

Lisa from Community Partners - California Elder Justice Coalition listed a New Employee Recruiting project.

Grace matched with Chiala from Child Care Aware of Missouri for a Brochure Writing project!

Chris matched with Martha from Project Purpose Corporation for a Tech Systems consultation call!

Tracey from Jobs with Justice San Francisco Bay Area listed a Print Materials Design project.

Treasure from Last Mile Education Fund listed a Presentation Template Creation project.

Paulina matched with Jacqueline from Academia Antonia Alonso Charter School for a Translation project!

Paulina matched with Jacqueline from Academia Antonia Alonso Charter School for a Translation project!

Christie from SWCAP listed an Individual Donor Letter project.

Cendie from ACEs Matter, Corp listed a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.

Cendie from ACEs Matter, Corp listed a Google Ads Set Up project.

Adam from Warroad Community Development Company listed a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.

Michelle matched with Gretchen from Children for Change for a Translation project!

Shreyans matched with Jill from Boys & Girls of the Northern Neck for a Website consultation call!

Michele Andrea matched with Jessica from Partnership for Success for a Partnership Proposal Presentation project!

Erin from Bagel Rescue listed a Branded Digital Assets project.

Priscilla from New Jersey Consortium for Immigrant Children listed a Translation project.

Monica from Ypsilanti District Library listed a Translation project.

Treasure from Last Mile Education Fund listed a Website consultation call.

Priscilla from New Jersey Consortium for Immigrant Children listed a Translation project.

Aileen from SoCe Neighborhood Action Foundation listed a Marketing Materials consultation call.

Alice matched with Barbara from Midtown Community Services for a Leadership Coaching project!

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

“I’d done Viacommunity a few times in the past for a morning or an afternoon, but I think there’s even greater value in a more ongoing, significant project. It was nice to devote our time and effort to this initiative for a few weeks, and to put tools and resources toward it to really make our contributions count. I think this opportunity deserves much more attention within the building!”
Lauren Kramer Scratch, Pitch Deck Creation Project for St. Bernard Project
“Before I started working with Reel Works, I didn’t understand the everyday struggle that nonprofits go through. They have very small teams doing an incredible amount of work on projects that they’re really passionate about. What Reel Works does is the best part of it all. They give underprivileged kids the opportunity to learn real-world skills and share their life stories through film.”
Nick Dyer Comedy Central, Social Media Plan Project for Reel Works

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.

We are partnering with Catchafire to provide our talented employees with the opportunity to directly support nonprofit organizations through volunteering their professional skills and experience. We believe that skills-based volunteering is a high impact way for professionals to give back to their communities and have a positive social impact for the causes they are passionate about.

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.

If there are volunteer opportunities available in your region, you'll have the option to filter by location. However, since all Catchafire engagements are meant to be completed virtually, we encourage you to focus on finding projects that best fit your skills & interests, regardless of location.

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.

Catchafire is committed to making sure everyone who wants to volunteer their skills can do so. If you are having trouble finding a project that fits, feel free to contact Catchafire at [email protected] for help.

About this Program

Nourishing Neighbors is a program of Albertsons Companies Foundation. Our goal is to ensure that all of our neighbors including kids, seniors and families have access to nourishing food every day.

Nourishing Neighbors has partnered with Catchafire to connect our talented colleagues with nonprofit organizations needing professional and capacity building support, including our Nourishing Neighbors grantees. As subject-matter experts, you will have the opportunity to donate your professional skills to help nonprofit organizations achieve tangible deliverables, answer burning questions and solve organizational challenges.

Catchafire is the largest, online tool that connects social good organizations with talented professionals looking to donate their skills. This resource provides organizations with expert support in areas like marketing and communications, web development, operations, strategy and more.

Have more questions? Drop us a line.

Email the Catchafire team at [email protected]