Build Your Organization's Capacity
With Support 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 100+ 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. If you aren't sure where to begin, start by talking to a volunteer to get advice and explore ideas.
Corinna from Power for People listed a Google Analytics Reporting project.
Creative Nomads received an application from Lucas for a Short Video Creation Training project.
Human Impacts Institute received an application from Taryn for a Finance consultation call.
Lynne from Changing Tides Foundation listed a Website consultation call.
lindsay from Friends of the Inyo listed an Illustration project.
Lynne from Changing Tides Foundation listed a Branded Digital Assets project.
samuel matched with Natalie from Groundswell Community Project for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!
Erin from Wild Montana listed an Illustration project.
Melyssa matched with Clair from St. Louis Anti-Violence Project for a Brand Messaging consultation call!
Chelsea from 350 Colorado listed a Social Media Audit project.
Kids First Initiative received an application from Lucas for a Video Editing project.
Ocean Blue Project, Inc received an application from Annette for a Website Major Update project.
Park County Environmental Council (PCEC) received an application from James for a Website Usability Audit project.
MEVO (Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization, Inc.) received an application from Angel for a Display Materials Design project.
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program received an application from Bryan for a Volunteer Manual project.
MEVO (Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization, Inc.) received an application from Jeffrey for a Display Materials Design project.
Ventana Wilderness Alliance received an application from Tim for a Google Workspace Set Up project.
Outschool.org received an application from Allison for a Logo Design project.
Jen matched with Natalie from Groundswell Community Project for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!
JoAnn matched with Albert N. from New Jersey Minority Educational Development (NJ MED) for a Social Media Content Calendar project!
Carl matched with Jen from Delphi Rise for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project!
Kyle matched with Juliana from HistoriCorps for a Branded Digital Assets project!
Stream Teams United received an application from ALIYA for a Flyer Graphic Design project.
Stream Teams United received an application from Jen for a Logo Design project.
Protect Our Winters UK received an application from David for a Social Media consultation call.
ZEA received an application from Sophie for a Translation project.
Gardeneers received an application from Laura for a Brochure Writing project.
National Organic Coalition received an application from Shakara for an Employee Handbook project.
Leave it in the Ground Initiative (LINGO) received an application from Jen for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Resource Renewal Institute received an application from Jen for a Visual Branding consultation call.
Gardeneers received an application from John for a Brochure Writing project.
Multicultural Refugee Coalition received an application from Amal for a Marketing Materials consultation call.
Bob matched with Aimee Erickson from Citizens Coal Council for a Membership Strategy project!
Gardeneers received an application from Charlie for a Brochure Writing project.
Ventura Land Trust received an application from Frank for a Finance consultation call.
Ocean Blue Project, Inc received an application from Conner for a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.
Cascadia Wildlands received an application from Conner for an Instagram Set Up & Strategy project.
Krasi matched with Leanne from New South Wales Board of Jewish Education for a Facilitated Strategy Session project!
David matched with Rupert from Power for People for a Website Technical Updates project!
Michele Andrea matched with Jessica from Partnership for Success for a Partnership Proposal Presentation project!
Stream Teams United received an application from Allison for a Flyer Graphic Design project.
Shark Stewards received an application from Olivier for a Marketing Materials consultation call.
Stream Teams United received an application from Chris for a Logo Design project.
Michael matched with David from Shark Stewards for a Transcription project!
Abby from National Organic Coalition listed an Employee Handbook project.
Violet from MEVO (Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization, Inc.) listed a Display Materials Design project.
Gabriela matched with Tess from Human Impacts Institute for a Communications consultation call!
Lucas matched with Victoria from Gardeneers for a Branded Digital Assets project!
Shark Stewards received an application from Giovana for an Event Concept & Plan project.
Environmental Defender Law Center received an application from Rachael for a Flexible Graphic Design Support 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 samuel o. helped Groundswell Community Project
How Bob A. helped Citizens Coal Council
How David R. helped Power for People
How Gabriela C. helped Human Impacts Institute
How Lucas C. helped Gardeneers
How Brandon M. helped Cascadia Wildlands
How Xuanchen L. helped Backbone Campaign
How Valentina C. helped PangeaSeed Foundation
How Deepti K. helped CalWild
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!
We are partnering with Catchafire to provide access to skilled volunteers across the world for a select group of grassroots organizations. We believe that by bringing high-quality talent to you, our grantees, we can maximize the impact you are able to make for the communities you serve.
Jobs that you post on Catchafire will automatically be posted to your Patagonia Action Works profile, so that you can be connected to the skilled professionals in Patagonia’s customer and employee community.
Catchafire is an online tool that connects social 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.
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.
No. Patagonia is sponsoring your access to Catchafire, so it’s completely free for your organization.
Your access to Catchafire starts the day you post your first project and will last as long as you are a Patagonia Grantee, or if you do not receive a grant in the coming year from Patagonia, through the end of August 2020.
On average, projects are matched within two weeks. If you are not seeing the response you hoped for, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org, and one of Catchafire's Nonprofit Advisors will get in touch with you.
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”.
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.
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. Your posted projects will also automatically appear on your Patagonia Action Works profile. Those who are interested in your organization’s cause area and who have the skills required for your project will be able to apply.
You’ll need your organization’s Cybergrants ID to set up your Catchafire account. You can find this ID number on your Patagonia Action Works dashboard’s profile page.
About this Program
Patagonia Action Works connects individuals to organizations working on local environmental issues. The Patagonia Action Works platform makes it possible for anyone to discover and connect with nearby environmental action groups and get involved with the work they do.
As part of Patagonia Action Works, Patagonia is partnering with Catchafire to provide you access to skilled volunteers across the world. We believe that by bringing high-quality talent to you, our grantees, we can maximize the impact you are able to make on the communities you serve.
Catchafire is an online tool designed to connect social 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.
Job requests made through Catchafire will automatically post to your Patagonia Action Works profile, introducing Patagonia’s audience to your nonprofit’s skill-based volunteering needs.
Have more questions? Drop us a line.
For questions related to Catchafire, email email@example.com.
If you have questions about Patagonia Action Works North America program, please email ActionWorks@patagonia.com.
If you have questions about Patagonia Action Works Europe program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.