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.
Hampton Roads Community Action Program, Inc. received an application from Anivesh for a Social Media Audit project.
Carl from Hampton Roads Community Action Program, Inc. listed a Social Media Audit project.
Williamsburg Community Growers received an application from David for an Infographic project.
Serve the City Peninsula received an application from Darian for a Social Media Audit project.
Peninsula Agency on Aging received an application from Wayne for a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.
Literacy for Life at the Rita Welsh Adult Learning Center received an application from Wayne for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project.
Katie from Serve the City Peninsula listed a Social Media Audit project.
Amy matched with Gerald from Peninsula Agency on Aging for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Faith Recovery received an application from Samuel for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Mandi from Faith Recovery listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Mandi from Faith Recovery listed an Event Logistics Planning project.
Natalia matched with Barbara from Heart For Orphans for a Translation project!
Arlene from Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic listed a Finance consultation call.
Bob from Literacy for Life at the Rita Welsh Adult Learning Center listed a Marketing Strategy Consultation project.
Bay Aging received an application from Babatunde for a Website Major Update project.
Bay Aging received an application from Samuel for a Website Major Update project.
Tiffany from Bay Aging listed a Website Major Update project.
Bay Aging received an application from Jen for a Website Major Update project.
Stephen matched with Jan from SpiritWorks Foundation Center for the Soul for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
George matched with Brittany from Olivet Medical Ministry, Inc., DBA Lackey Clinic for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project!
Brian matched with Kimberly from Heritage Humane Society for an Individual Donor Letter project!
Jason matched with Chantay from Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics for an Excel Training project!
Kate matched with Sultana from Postpartum Support Virginia for a Leadership Coaching project!
Leah matched with Katie from Serve the City Peninsula for a Social Media consultation call!
Hope Family Village received an application from Lebu for a Website Audit project.
Williamsburg Community Growers received an application from Alexandra for an Infographic project.
Hope Family Village received an application from Meryem for a Website Audit project.
Tony matched with Sven from Abingdon Church for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Susan matched with Louise from Insight Enterprises for an Event Management consultation call!
Anchal matched with Shari from United Way of the Virginia Peninsula for a Print Materials Design project!
Beth matched with Katie from Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!
Ann matched with Travis from Faith Recovery for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
Faith Recovery received an application from Togu for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project.
Heather matched with Karen from Natasha House for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Carlos matched with Anne from Soundscapes for a Public Relations consultation call!
Kevin matched with Sven from Abingdon Church for a Communications consultation call!
Rodolfo matched with Angela from THRIVE Peninsula for a Display Materials Design project!
Alyssa matched with Sultana from Postpartum Support Virginia for a Volunteer Manual project!
Jenifer matched with Chloe from Virginia Health Catalyst for a Management Skills Coaching project!
D'Aria matched with Barbara from Heart For Orphans for a Translation project!
Travis from Faith Recovery listed a Marketing Strategy Consultation project.
Stephen matched with Mandi from Faith Recovery for a Social Media consultation call!
John matched with Lorri from Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation, Inc. for a Visual Branding consultation call!
Alpa matched with Reneldo from Real People Educating Others for a Finance consultation call!
Noosha matched with Karen from Natasha House for a Print Materials Design project!
Sarah matched with Georgia from Because I Care for a Website Visual Design project!
Larry matched with Lillian from United Way of the Virginia Peninsula for a Communications consultation call!
Andrew matched with Louise from Insight Enterprises for an Event Management consultation call!
Subhan matched with Georgia from Because I Care for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!
Miranda matched with Megan from Edmarc for an Event Slideshow Creation 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
Matched May 9th, 2022
How Amy J. helped Peninsula Agency on Aging
Brochure Graphic Design
Matched May 4th, 2022
How Natalia B. helped Heart For Orphans
Matched Apr 26th, 2022
How George C. helped Olivet Medical Ministry, Inc., DBA Lacke...
Customer Database (CRM) Set Up
Matched Apr 26th, 2022
How Brian S. helped Heritage Humane Society
Individual Donor Letter
Matched Apr 22nd, 2022
How Jason S. helped Virginia Association of Free and Charitab...
Matched Apr 21st, 2022
How Kate M. helped Postpartum Support Virginia
Matched Apr 20th, 2022
How Leah A. helped Serve the City Peninsula
Matched Apr 15th, 2022
How Anchal K. helped United Way of the Virginia Peninsula
Print Materials Design
Matched Apr 15th, 2022
How Beth H. helped Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads
Impact Report Graphic Design
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 120 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 to troubleshoot 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.