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.
ZEA received an application from Banafsheh for a Transcription project.
Sarah from BGO listed a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Leah from Midwest Grows Green listed a Visual Brand Guide project.
Maria from the Service Board listed a Facilitated Strategy Session project.
ZEA received an application from Oluwaseyi for a Transcription project.
Roscommon Women's Network received an application from Sepideh for an Infographic project.
Wildlands Network received an application from David for a Tech Systems Review project.
ZEA received an application from Khushi for a Transcription project.
Young Masterminds Initiative, Inc received an application from Abdallah for a Tech Systems consultation call.
Bundnis Burgerenergie e.V. received an application from Melinda for a Transcription project.
Katie from Wildlands Network listed a Tech Systems Review project.
Vladimir matched with Jackson from Buffalo Field Campaign for an Infographic project!
Jill matched with Karisa from Ocean Blue Project, Inc for a Social Media Content Calendar project!
Emilie from Ferme Université Domaine du Possible listed an Illustration project.
Emilie from Ferme Université Domaine du Possible listed a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Bundnis Burgerenergie e.V. received an application from Diana for a Transcription project.
Alex from Northwest Natural Resource Group listed a Website Technical Updates project.
Hitesh matched with Ashwin from Quail Springs for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Ashwin from Quail Springs listed a Salesforce Training project.
Anna matched with Jessica from Greenbelt Alliance for a Presentation Template Creation project!
Akshay matched with Andrew from B4Project for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Bundnis Burgerenergie e.V. received an application from Sou for a Transcription project.
Young Masterminds Initiative, Inc received an application from Cody for a Tech Systems consultation call.
350 New Hampshire received an application from Eric for a Flexible Copywriting Support project.
ZEA received an application from Dorient Cedrick for a Translation project.
California Climate and Agriculture Network received an application from Allison for a Meeting Facilitation Coaching project.
Martina from Roscommon Women's Network listed an Infographic project.
Stacey matched with Richard from Kids First Initiative for a Flyer Graphic Design project!
Anthony matched with Jacqueline from Public Education Foundation of Charlottesville-Albemarle for a Website consultation call!
Jean-Ronan from ZEA listed a Transcription project.
Kentucky Heartwood received an application from Joan for a Human Resources consultation call.
Ocean Blue Project, Inc received an application from Emily for a Website Copywriting project.
Ami matched with Matthew from National Tropical Botanical Garden for a Website Technical Updates project!
Gijs matched with Holistic from Holistic Kids Foundation for a Financial Planning project!
Fatima matched with Francesco from Leave it in the Ground Initiative (LINGO) for an Online Research project!
Young Masterminds Initiative, Inc received an application from MOHAMMED for a Marketing Materials consultation call.
Ocean Blue Project, Inc received an application from Anene for a Website Copywriting project.
Kentucky Heartwood received an application from Jesse for a Brand Messaging consultation call.
Sheep Mountain Alliance received an application from Lewis for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Elevate Youth Inc received an application from Jennifer for a Print Materials Design project.
American Hiking Society received an application from Jonathan for a Google Ads Campaign Support project.
Kentucky Heartwood received an application from Sheryl for a Brand Messaging consultation call.
Sheep Mountain Alliance received an application from Colin for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Carlos matched with Leah from Midwest Grows Green for a Google Ads Campaign Support project!
Ruth matched with Alexis from Christodora for an Email Layout & Template project!
john matched with Ellie from DamSense for a Video Editing project!
Sheep Mountain Alliance received an application from FRANCISCO for an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Ocean Blue Project, Inc received an application from Ajayi for a Website Copywriting project.
Tessa from California Climate and Agriculture Network listed a Meeting Facilitation Coaching project.
Matthew matched with Selma from Gardeneers 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
Matched May 26th, 2022
How Vladimir V. helped Buffalo Field Campaign
Matched May 25th, 2022
How Hitesh N. helped Quail Springs
Matched May 25th, 2022
How Anna L. helped Greenbelt Alliance
Presentation Template Creation
Matched May 23rd, 2022
How Ami E. helped National Tropical Botanical Garden
Website Technical Updates
Matched May 23rd, 2022
How Fatima E. helped Leave it in the Ground Initiative (LINGO)
Matched May 21st, 2022
How Carlos A. helped Midwest Grows Green
Google Ads Campaign Support
Matched May 21st, 2022
How Ruth B. helped Christodora
Email Layout & Template
Matched May 21st, 2022
How john c. helped DamSense
Matched May 20th, 2022
How Matthew K. helped Gardeneers
Flexible Graphic Design Support
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 to troubleshoot 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.