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.
Francesco from Leave it in the Ground Initiative (LINGO) listed a Hiring Strategy project.
Heathcote received an application from Valentina for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Coosa Riverkeeper received an application from Kim for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Tennessee Riverkeeper received an application from Kim for a Flyer Graphic Design project.
WAVE (West Africa Vocational Education) received an application from Kim for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Jennifer from Ventana Wilderness Alliance listed an Employee Handbook project.
Jennifer from Ventana Wilderness Alliance listed a Google Workspace Set Up project.
David from Tennessee Riverkeeper listed a Flyer Graphic Design project.
Liia matched with Amber from The Virgin Islands Children Museum for a Display Materials Design project!
Juliana matched with Mia from Northwest Maritime Center for a Finance consultation call!
Amelia matched with Andre from Inner City Bliss for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!
Cara from Organic Seed Alliance listed a Brand Messaging consultation call.
Yegammai matched with Chad from Coosa Riverkeeper for an Excel Dashboard Creation project!
Violet from MEVO (Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization, Inc.) listed a Branded Digital Assets project.
Violet from MEVO (Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization, Inc.) listed a Branded Digital Assets project.
Abby from Coosa Riverkeeper listed a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Grand Staircase Escalante Partners received an application from Paul for a Human Resources consultation call.
Arts and Animation Vocational Training Studios received an application from Valentina for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Shark Stewards received an application from Susanna for a Flexible Web Development Support project.
Ocean Blue Project, Inc received an application from deborah for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Northwest Maritime Center received an application from Ivy for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Ocean Blue Project, Inc received an application from Jacqueline for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Shark Stewards received an application from Felipe for a Flexible Web Development Support project.
Kaela matched with Lyndsey from VOICE Ireland for a Presentation Creation project!
Sierra from UpRoot Colorado listed an Infographic project.
Cathy matched with Shannon from Ecotrust Canada for an Excel Training project!
Kylie matched with Casey from SR3 SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation and Research for a Website Audit project!
Amie matched with Tiffeny from Angel City Sports for a Hiring Strategy project!
Elena matched with Kirti from Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation for a Branded Digital Assets project!
Amie matched with Correy from Hearts of Empowerment for a New Employee Onboarding project!
Denny from ParaCliffHangers listed a Management consultation call.
Alison matched with Denny from ParaCliffHangers for a Presentation Creation project!
Rob matched with Abby from Coosa Riverkeeper for a Brochure Graphic Design project!
Genevieve matched with John from Cottonwood Environmental Law Center for a Talent Recruitment consultation call!
My Sea to Sky received an application from Kentarou for a Social Media Audit project.
Homeless Garden Project received an application from Adithya for a Facebook Ads Set Up project.
Shark Stewards received an application from kim for a Flexible Web Development Support project.
Catskill Mountainkeeper received an application from Emily for a Website consultation call.
Ocean Blue Project, Inc received an application from Pranathi for an Online Research project.
Bronx River Alliance received an application from Valentina for a Logo Design project.
California Wilderness Coalition received an application from Evan for a Google Analytics Reporting project.
Northwest Maritime Center received an application from Devyani for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Ocean Blue Project, Inc received an application from Devin for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Homeless Garden Project received an application from Hasibul for a Facebook Ads Set Up project.
Northwest Maritime Center received an application from Anne for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Amie matched with Jessica from Farm Discovery at Live Earth for an Employee Handbook project!
Lina matched with Caylin from Ecotrust Canada for a Website consultation call!
Damian matched with Caylin from Ecotrust Canada for a Website consultation call!
Jake matched with Christina from Barrio Botany for a Public Speaking Coach project!
Beth from Catskill Mountainkeeper listed a Website 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 Juliana C. helped Northwest Maritime Center
How Yegammai A. helped Coosa Riverkeeper
How Kaela P. helped VOICE Ireland
How Cathy Y. helped Ecotrust Canada
How Kylie M. helped SR3 SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation and...
How Amie J. helped Farm Discovery at Live Earth
How Jake S. helped Barrio Botany
How Jason Patrick N. helped MEVO (Mahwah Environmental Volunt...
How David G. helped Western Landowners Alliance
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 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.