Strengthen Your Organization
With Help from Skilled Volunteers
Connect With Talented and Engaged Professionals
This program connects you with talented professionals looking to give back, allowing you to access expertise in areas such as marketing, web development, operations, strategy, and more.
Catchafire's menu of 150+ pre-scoped projects, each with specific deliverables and project steps, makes it easy to find what you need and match with a volunteer with the right skills for the job. And if you aren't sure where to begin, start by talking to a volunteer to get advice and explore ideas.
Postpartum Support Va received an application from Rose for an Event Logistics Planning project.
Williamsburg Area Faith in Action received an application from Chatterjee for a Storytelling project.
World Heritage USA received an application from Marilyn for a Flexible Copywriting Support project.
Josi from Mariners' Museum listed a Translation project.
Williamsburg Area Faith in Action received an application from Apoorva for a Social Media Content Calendar project.
YMCA of the Virginia Peninsula received an application from Somya for a Talent Recruitment consultation call.
Postpartum Support Va received an application from Nikhil for an Event Management consultation call.
YMCA of the Virginia Peninsula received an application from Paul for a Talent Recruitment consultation call.
Yanina matched with Carla from Child Development Resources for a Translation project!
YMCA of the Virginia Peninsula received an application from Cindy for a Talent Recruitment consultation call.
Nikki Bennett from Postpartum Support Va listed an Event Logistics Planning project.
Caitlynn from Williamsburg Area Faith in Action listed a Storytelling project.
Heather from Postpartum Support Va listed an Event Management consultation call.
Margaret matched with Amber from Postpartum Support Va for an Event Management consultation call!
Rosabeth from YMCA of the Virginia Peninsula listed a Talent Recruitment consultation call.
Natasha House received an application from Xavier for a Website Major Update project.
Natasha House received an application from LEENA for a Partnership Proposal Presentation project.
Gabrielle matched with Julie from FirstSpark (formerly Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula) for a Presentation Template Creation project!
Child Development Resources received an application from Wood for a Video Editing project.
Natasha House received an application from Danish for a Website Major Update project.
Natasha House received an application from Julianne for a Website Major Update project.
ECHO Family Care Partners received an application from Evangel for a Google Ads Set Up project.
ECHO Family Care Partners received an application from Muhammad for a Google Ads Set Up project.
Latisha's House Foundation received an application from Kaitlyn for a Display Materials Design project.
Natasha House received an application from Paul for a Website Major Update project.
The Doorways received an application from Lauren for an Employee Handbook project.
Poorvaja matched with Christin from The Witness Foundation for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!
Natasha House received an application from Cyrus for a Website Major Update project.
Natasha House received an application from Aarohi for a Website Major Update project.
The Witness Foundation received an application from PAUL for a Fundraising Plan Assessment project.
Audrey from Natasha House listed a Partnership Proposal Presentation project.
Audrey from Natasha House listed a Website Major Update project.
Ina matched with Elizabeth from Latisha's House Foundation for a Website consultation call!
Child Development Resources received an application from Md Fahim for a Video Editing project.
Stephan matched with Lori from Commonwealth Catholic Charities for a Succession Planning Sessions project!
John matched with Arial from Hampton Roads 200 Plus Men for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!
Sonia matched with Maggie from Postpartum Support Va for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Elizabeth from Latisha's House Foundation listed a Display Materials Design project.
Cyndi matched with Tiffany from Peninsula Agency on Aging for a Flexible Human Resources Support project!
Susan matched with Josi from Mariners' Museum for a Translation project!
Curt matched with Monique from The Witness Foundation for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
The Witness Foundation received an application from Talha for a Fundraising Plan Assessment project.
Child Development Resources received an application from Miguel for a Video Editing project.
Keith matched with Arial from Hampton Roads 200 Plus Men for an Email Marketing Copywriting project!
Lisa matched with Katarina from First-Gen Place for an Infographic project!
Peggy matched with Rebecca from Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics for a Print Materials Design project!
Charvalla from United Way of the Virginia Peninsula listed a Human Resources consultation call.
Wendy matched with Lori from Commonwealth Catholic Charities for a Leadership Coaching project!
Danielle from The Witness Foundation listed a Fundraising Plan Assessment project.
Child Development Resources received an application from Burcu for a Video Editing project.
How It Works
1. Explore Available ProjectsBrowse through over 150 pre-scoped projects and post your own.
2. Find Your Pro Bono ProfessionalReview applications from interested professionals and choose who you want to work with.
3. Get The Help You NeedKick off your project and start making progress.
Two ways to connect!
What Do You Need Help With?
Select from 150+ pre-scoped projects or post a consultation call to get started.
Great Connections Are Made Here
How Yanina B. helped Child Development Resources
How Margaret C. helped Postpartum Support Va
How Gabrielle H. helped FirstSpark (formerly Smart Beginnings...
How Poorvaja S. helped The Witness Foundation
How Stephan M. helped Commonwealth Catholic Charities
How Cyndi L. helped Peninsula Agency on Aging
How Keith H. helped Hampton Roads 200 Plus Men
How Lisa S. helped First-Gen Place
How Peggy L. helped Virginia Association of Free and Charitab...
ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERS
Work With Talented Professionals From Around the World
Finding the right match is important. Each of the 150+ pre-scoped projects contains prerequisite skills and experience, core deliverables, and time estimates, so volunteers know exactly what is required when they apply to work with you.
The rigorous application process, which includes work experience, portfolios, and statements of interest, limits applicants to those who are serious about working with you. It's not a one-click application, and it shouldn't be.
You can review up to three applications at a time, and interview candidates before deciding. The decision is yours.
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Frequently Asked Questions
New around here? Start with the basics.
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 organizations and skilled volunteers to connect for good, from all around the world!
Skills-based volunteering is a high impact form of volunteering that allows an individual to donate his or her 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 grantees with access to virtual, skilled volunteers. We believe that by providing this valuable resource for capacity building and strategic project work, we can help our grantees amplify and accelerate the impact they have on the communities and beneficiaries they serve.
No. Your access to Catchafire is sponsored through this program, so it’s completely free for your organization.
In order to participate, you must first register your organization and then post your first project or consultation call. Get started by visiting the Project Menu to browse through over 150+ detailed project types.
You can work on an unlimited number of projects and calls throughout your membership. Once you finish a project, just make sure to mark it “complete”.
Your posted projects are visible to Catchafire’s entire skills-based volunteer community of 40,000+ talented professionals on the platform, and millions more via Catchafire's partnership with LinkedIn. Those who are interested in your organization’s cause area and who have the skills required for your project will be able to apply.
Skills-based volunteers may apply to your projects from all across the country and around the world. We encourage you to engage with virtual skills-based volunteers. If you prefer to work with somebody local, please expect it to take longer than normal to receive applications from a professional in the area.
On average, projects are matched within two weeks. If you are not seeing the response you hoped for, please reach out to [email protected], and one of Catchafire's Nonprofit Advisors will get in touch with you.
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.
About this Program
The Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation and the Williamsburg Health Foundation have partnered to launch Catchafire Virginia Peninsula.
Catchafire Virginia Peninsula is a collaborative program that was started with the shared vision of creating a stronger program for our larger, shared community. As part of Catchafire Virginia Peninsula, organizations get access to Catchafire's innovative virtual platform and programming to leverage a network of more than 100,000 skilled volunteers to help you accomplish the projects you need the most, so your organization can more efficiently and effectively carry out the important work you do every day.
Catchafire is a full service, on-demand solution designed to address the wide-ranging and complex needs of nonprofits and is the largest online tool to connect social good organizations with talented professionals looking to donate their skills.
Learn more about the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation and the Williamsburg Health Foundation.