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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.
HAPPENING NOW

Rachel matched with Faith from Virginia Poverty Law Center for a Compensation Plan project!

Samantha matched with Zina from Help Me Help You for a Flexible Human Resources Support project!

Ichcha matched with Courtney from Hawai`i Children's Action Network for a Flexible Web Development Support project!

Empowering the Masses received an application from Dana D. for a Management Skills Coaching project.

Empowering the Masses received an application from Sabina for a Management Skills Coaching project.

Kat matched with Courtney from Hawai`i Children's Action Network for a Flexible Web Development Support project!

Help Me Help You received an application from Ishekia (Kia) for an Event Management consultation call.

Susan from Helping Hands Hawaii listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.

Empowering the Masses received an application from Sarah for a Management Skills Coaching project.

Marina matched with Zina from Help Me Help You for a Translation project!

Help Me Help You received an application from Mustafa Kür?at for an Event Logistics Planning project.

Empowering the Masses received an application from Jaeson (JT) for a Management Skills Coaching project.

Marina matched with Sophie from North Valley Food Bank for a Translation project!

Empowering the Masses received an application from Pa. for a Management Skills Coaching project.

Help Me Help You received an application from RACHAEL for an Event Management consultation call.

summer from Help Me Help You listed an Event Management consultation call.

summer from Help Me Help You listed an Event Management consultation call.

summer from Help Me Help You listed an Event Logistics Planning project.

Osvaldo matched with Wendy from Clallam County Young Men's Christian Assn. for a Translation project!

Callie from Greater Vail Community ReSources listed an Event Management consultation call.

Empowering the Masses received an application from Cheryl for a Management Skills Coaching project.

Ben matched with Jesie from Mountain View Community Center for a Marketing Materials consultation call!

Empowering the Masses received an application from Gabrielle for a Management Skills Coaching project.

Ayumi from Empowering the Masses listed a Management Skills Coaching project.

Jennifer matched with Jesie from Mountain View Community Center for a Social Media consultation call!

Mike matched with Brandon from Help Me Help You for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!

Marina matched with Zina from Help Me Help You for a Translation project!

Jai matched with Denise from Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force for a Fundraising Plan Assessment project!

Linda matched with Zina from Help Me Help You for an Employee Handbook project!

Jessica matched with Buchi from Our Streets for an Employee Handbook project!

Mindi matched with Dee from Lend A Hand Foundation for a Board Prospecting project!

Ben matched with Daniel from African Community Housing & Development for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Eddy matched with Casandra from White Pony Express for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Eddy matched with Thom from Wellspring Family Services for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Eddy matched with Jeanna from Vine Maple Place for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Eddy matched with Robert from United Way Bay Area for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Eddy matched with Margaret from United Community Ministries for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Eddy matched with Kyle from Sunshine Division for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Eddy matched with Daniel from Sasha Bruce Youthwork for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Eddy matched with Danielle from Prairie Family Center for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Eddy matched with Mara from Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Eddy matched with Heather from Open Heart Kitchen for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Eddy matched with Karen from Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Eddy matched with Bruce from Mountain View Public Safety Foundation for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Eddy matched with Christine from Mountain Resource Center for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Eddy matched with Robin from MEND for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Eddy matched with Jan from Matthew's Crossing for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Eddy matched with Gwendolyn from Lunch Break for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Eddy matched with joleen from Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!

Eddy matched with Jim from Jubilee Housing, Inc. for a Marketing Strategy 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.
Projects
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]