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.
Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund received an application from Kiddo for an Illustration project.
Food Forward received an application from Laurie for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Climate First: Replacing Oil & Gas (CFROG) received an application from Amandine for a Social Media consultation call.
Christopher R. matched with Mark from Sheep Mountain Alliance for a Talent Recruitment consultation call!
Eduardo from Climate First: Replacing Oil & Gas (CFROG) listed a Social Media Audit project.
Nina matched with Sarah from City Year Buffalo for a Time Management Coaching project!
Krischan matched with Darlene from Earth Law Center for an Online Research project!
Jason matched with Darlene from Earth Law Center for an Online Research project!
Mike from Greenbelt Land Trust of Mid-Missouri listed a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Siena matched with Kate from Eating with the Ecosystem for an Illustration project!
Ieuan matched with Zeenab from HEAL Food Alliance for a Website consultation call!
Brian matched with Darlene from Earth Law Center for an Online Research project!
Kevin matched with Erica from Resilient Neighborhoods for a Website Minor Update project!
Desiree matched with Joell from CatRock Ventures, Inc. for a Flyer Graphic Design project!
Vik matched with Gwendolyn from Tennessee Environmental Council for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
Amelie from EuroNatur listed a Video Editing project.
Justin from Grow Nashua listed an Organizational Strategy consultation call.
Ocean Blue Project, Inc received an application from Chandra Lalit for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project.
Delegazione Europea per l'Agricoltura Familiare in Asia, Africa e America Latina (DEAFAL ONG) received an application from Giulia for a Translation project.
Food Forward received an application from chad for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Earth Law Center received an application from Kristen for a Copyediting project.
EuroNatur received an application from Siddarth for a Video Editing project.
Darlene from Earth Law Center listed an Online Research project.
Simone matched with Darlene from Earth Law Center for a Flexible Copywriting Support project!
Samanta matched with Kristi from Clean River Partners for a Google Ads Campaign Support project!
Celia from Food Forward listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Eduardo from Climate First: Replacing Oil & Gas (CFROG) listed a Social Media consultation call.
David matched with Gwendolyn from Tennessee Environmental Council for a Data & Analytics consultation call!
Kelsey from Earth Law Center listed a Copyediting project.
Susan from Leslie Science & Nature Center listed a Marketing Channel Plan project.
Eliza from Chesapeake Legal Alliance listed a Website Audit project.
Diana matched with Krisztina from Bundnis Burgerenergie e.V. for a Translation project!
Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) received an application from Cristina for a Presentation Template Creation project.
MountainTrue received an application from Maya for an Illustration project.
Chesapeake Legal Alliance received an application from Amanda for a Website Audit project.
AUJS received an application from Rémi for a Public Speaking Coach project.
MountainTrue received an application from Forest for an Illustration project.
Salih matched with Krisztina from Bundnis Burgerenergie e.V. for a Translation project!
Megan from Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) listed an Illustration project.
Lauren matched with Krisztina from Bundnis Burgerenergie e.V. for a Translation project!
Krisztina from Bundnis Burgerenergie e.V. listed a Translation project.
Zach matched with Nicholas from Protect Our Winters Switzerland for a Video Editing project!
Sofia matched with Meisei from HEAL Utah for a Translation project!
Hartwell from MountainTrue listed an Illustration project.
Gregory matched with Hartwell from MountainTrue for an Illustration project!
Toni from Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA) listed a Social Media Content Calendar project.
Mikayla matched with Victor from The San Diego River Park foundation for a GIF Animation project!
Megan from Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) listed a Presentation Template Creation project.
Ashwath matched with Kate from Eating with the Ecosystem for a Social Media consultation call!
Enrica from Delegazione Europea per l'Agricoltura Familiare in Asia, Africa e America Latina (DEAFAL ONG) listed a Translation 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 Sep 15th, 2021
How Christopher R. F. helped Sheep Mountain Alliance
Matched Sep 15th, 2021
How Krischan A. helped Earth Law Center
Matched Sep 15th, 2021
How Siena B. helped Eating with the Ecosystem
Matched Sep 15th, 2021
How Desiree F. helped CatRock Ventures, Inc.
Flyer Graphic Design
Matched Sep 14th, 2021
How Samanta S. helped Clean River Partners
Google Ads Campaign Support
Matched Sep 14th, 2021
How Diana B. helped Bundnis Burgerenergie e.V.
Matched Sep 13th, 2021
How Zach N. helped Protect Our Winters Switzerland
Matched Sep 10th, 2021
How Tammy M. helped Stream Teams United
Flexible Graphic Design Support
Matched Sep 10th, 2021
How Mohammad A. helped Protect Our Winters UK
Website Visual 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!
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.