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.
United Way of the Virginia Peninsula received an application from Ansley for a Brand Messaging consultation call.
Child Development Resources received an application from Edizon for an Email Marketing Copywriting project.
Five Loaves a ministry of LivingStone Monastery received an application from Rabby Ahamed for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Child Development Resources received an application from muhammad for an Email Marketing Copywriting project.
National Federation of the Blind of Virginia received an application from Meagan for a Brochure Writing project.
National Federation of the Blind of Virginia received an application from Tiara for a Brochure Writing project.
Bacon Street Youth and Family Services received an application from Vishwa for a New Employee Recruiting project.
National Federation of the Blind of Virginia received an application from vanessa for a Brochure Writing project.
Scott matched with Katarina from First-Gen Place for a Finance consultation call!
Child Development Resources received an application from Adebusuyi for an Email Marketing Copywriting project.
The Witness Foundation received an application from Anonymous for an Accounting Systems Review project.
Five Loaves a ministry of LivingStone Monastery received an application from Amber for a Translation project.
DOMNA matched with Katarina from First-Gen Place for a Finance consultation call!
Brother Tim from Five Loaves a ministry of LivingStone Monastery listed a Translation project.
Brother Tim from Five Loaves a ministry of LivingStone Monastery listed an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Jennifer from Child Development Resources listed an Email Marketing Copywriting project.
Katarina from First-Gen Place listed a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Jacki from National Federation of the Blind of Virginia listed a Brochure Writing project.
The Witness Foundation received an application from Stann for an Operating Budget project.
The Witness Foundation received an application from Stann for an Accounting Systems Review project.
Kaylin matched with Spencer from Menchville House Ministries, Inc. for an Instagram Set Up & Strategy project!
Rodney matched with Charvalla from United Way of the Virginia Peninsula for a Data Visualization project!
Allison from Bacon Street Youth and Family Services listed a New Employee Recruiting project.
Allison from Bacon Street Youth and Family Services listed a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Christin from The Witness Foundation listed an Operating Budget project.
Bacon Street Youth and Family Services received an application from Derek for a New Employee Recruiting project.
Christin from The Witness Foundation listed an Accounting Systems Review project.
Kylan matched with Cindy from Serve the City Peninsula for a Storytelling project!
Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic received an application from Francine K for a Succession Planning Sessions project.
Megan from Edmarc listed a Tech Systems Set Up project.
Amadeo matched with Adelaide from Edmarc for a Translation project!
Miranda matched with Angela from THRIVE Peninsula for a Logo Design project!
Victoria from Here for the Girls listed a Succession Planning Sessions project.
Sandra matched with Louise from Insight Enterprises for a Hiring Strategy project!
Rx Partnership received an application from Casey for a Print Materials Design project.
Mike matched with Spencer from Menchville House Ministries, Inc. for a Flyer Graphic Design project!
Harley from United Way of the Virginia Peninsula listed a Brand Messaging consultation call.
Robin matched with Harley from United Way of the Virginia Peninsula for a Brand Messaging consultation call!
Saoirse matched with Katarina from First-Gen Place for an Online Research project!
Arlene from Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic listed a Succession Planning Sessions project.
Chatterjee matched with Arial from Hampton Roads 200 Plus Men for a Storytelling project!
Erick matched with Katarina from First-Gen Place for a Website Content Plan project!
Boys and Girls Club of the Virginia Peninsula, Inc. received an application from Allana for a Brand Messaging consultation call.
Alexander matched with Julie from One Child Center for Autism for a Visual Brand Guide project!
Nadja from Rx Partnership listed a Print Materials Design project.
First-Gen Place received an application from Erick for a Website Image Sourcing project.
Linda matched with Karen from Williamsburg Health Foundation for an Employee Handbook project!
Marcela matched with Carla from Child Development Resources for a Translation project!
Oppong matched with Donnie from Community of Faith Mission for a Management consultation call!
Mike matched with Megan from Edmarc for a Tech Systems consultation call!
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 Scott A. helped First-Gen Place
How Kaylin K. helped Menchville House Ministries, Inc.
How Rodney S. helped United Way of the Virginia Peninsula
How Kylan S. helped Serve the City Peninsula
How Amadeo C. helped Edmarc
How Miranda E. helped THRIVE Peninsula
How Sandra Y. helped Insight Enterprises
How Alexander S. helped One Child Center for Autism
How Linda J. helped Williamsburg Health Foundation
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.
What Other Organizations are Saying
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.
Absolutely! Schedule a call, or email your questions to [email protected] and one of Catchafire’s Nonprofit Advisors will be in touch within 24 business hours.
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.
Have more questions? Drop us a line.
Email the Catchafire team at [email protected], or schedule a Catchafire introduction call to learn more about how your organization can build capacity with help from skilled pro bono professionals