Build Your Organization's Capacity

With Support From Skilled Volunteers

Connect With Talented and Engaged Professionals

Skills-based volunteering is a powerful resource for driving operational growth, which ultimately helps you achieve your mission.

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.

How It Works

Whether you need pro bono support on a project, or want advice from an industry expert, get it all done with your Patagonia Action Works sponsored Catchafire membership.
1. Explore Available Projects
Browse through over 150 pre-scoped projects and post your own.
2. Find Your Pro Bono Professional
Review applications from interested professionals and choose who you want to work with.
3. Get The Help You Need
Kick off your project and start making progress.
Two ways to connect!
Consultation Calls
Consultation Calls
Get on the phone with an industry expert to get answers to burning questions, brainstorm organizational challenges, or get feedback.
Projects
Projects
Work with a skilled professional to complete critical projects such as graphic design, website development, copywriting, database customization, and more!

What Do You Need Help With?

Select from 150+ pre-scoped projects or post a consultation call to get started.

ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERS

Work With Talented Professionals From Around the World

Catchafire's virtual volunteering network connects you with passionate professionals across a diverse range of fields, from Fortune 500s to 1-person startups, all over 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

“Monica was terrific. She took a relatively convoluted process and creatively developed a way to present it clearly in a manner that met our needs. We are very happy to have had the opportunity to work with Monica!”
Andrew CEO & Founder, Sanivation
“Amanda is a skilled creative writer, proficient editor, and a reliable volunteer. She offered wise advice and editing support in rewriting a thank you letter for Tennessee Riverkeeper. Our organization has been helped by Amanda's skillsets and it was an enjoyable experience working with her. Thank you! The mission of Tennessee Riverkeeper is to protect the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers and tributaries by enforcing environmental laws and educating the public.”
David Executive Director, Tennessee Riverkeeper

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 help@catchafire.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 europe.actionworks@patagonia.com.