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.
Darshini from Valley Verde listed a Social Media consultation call.
Raincoast Conservation Foundation received an application from Kathryn for a Copyediting project.
Raincoast Conservation Foundation received an application from Jaime for a Copyediting project.
MountainTrue received an application from Marta for a Website consultation call.
Wyoming Wilderness Association received an application from Anna for an Infographic project.
Grand Staircase Escalante Partners received an application from Melanie for a Facilitated Strategy Session project.
WellAWARE Neighborhood Healthcare Advocates received an application from Jonathan for a Marketing Strategy consultation call.
Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund received an application from Sarah for an Illustration project.
Chetna matched with cassandra from Sea Hugger for a Google Ads Set Up project!
Khale Century from Wyoming Wilderness Association listed an Infographic project.
Karim from MountainTrue listed a Website Content Plan project.
Karim from MountainTrue listed a Website consultation call.
Mike matched with Amy from Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project for a Social Media consultation call!
Pete from Colorado Farm & Food Alliance listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Neak from Grand Staircase Escalante Partners listed a Human Resources consultation call.
Gwendolyn from Tennessee Environmental Council listed a Tech Systems consultation call.
Alex from Raincoast Conservation Foundation listed a Copyediting project.
Wendy from Friends of the Inyo listed a Board Responsibilities & Structure project.
Karen matched with Justin from Grow Nashua for an Operating Budget project!
Bundnis Burgerenergie e.V. received an application from Ricardo for a Presentation Creation project.
MountainTrue received an application from Mark for a Website consultation call.
Mountain Watershed Association received an application from Sydnie for a Marketing Materials consultation call.
Ellie matched with Karisa from Ocean Blue Project, Inc for a Website Copywriting project!
Wesley from American Hiking Society listed a Tech Systems consultation call.
John matched with Wesley from American Hiking Society for a Tech Systems consultation call!
David matched with Wesley from American Hiking Society for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Shannon matched with Audrey from More Than Bootstraps for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!
Raphael from Utah Tar Sands Resistance listed a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Samanta matched with Lauren from Human Impacts Institute for a Google Ads Set Up project!
Caroline matched with Jessica from Center for Transnational Environmental Accountability for a Website Content Plan project!
Crystal from Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund listed a Social Media consultation call.
Karisa from Ocean Blue Project, Inc listed a Search Engine Keyword Research project.
Jeremy matched with Karisa from Ocean Blue Project, Inc for a Website Copywriting project!
Karisa from Ocean Blue Project, Inc listed a Social Media Audit project.
Karisa from Ocean Blue Project, Inc listed an Infographic project.
Latched Support received an application from Nina for a Leadership Coaching project.
Ocean Blue Project, Inc received an application from Samanta for a Search Engine Keyword Research project.
Climable received an application from Dominique for a Video Editing project.
Earth Law Center received an application from Christine for a Social Media Content Calendar project.
Netzwerk Bluehende Landschaft (Mellifera e.V.) received an application from Dhruv for a Tech Systems consultation call.
Kate matched with Francesco from Leave it in the Ground Initiative (LINGO) for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!
Brittany matched with Selma from Gardeneers for a Communications consultation call!
Andrea matched with Selma from Gardeneers for a Communications consultation call!
Neak from Grand Staircase Escalante Partners listed a Facilitated Strategy Session project.
brooke matched with Justine from Buffalo Field Campaign for a Display Materials Design project!
Bundnis Burgerenergie e.V. received an application from David for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Salmon & Trout Conservation received an application from Paul for a Visual Branding consultation call.
Earth Law Center received an application from Nathan for a Social Media Content Calendar project.
Salmon & Trout Conservation received an application from Sukriti for a Visual Branding consultation call.
Earth Law Center received an application from Heather for a Social Media Content Calendar 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 Oct 22nd, 2021
How Chetna B. helped Sea Hugger
Google Ads Set Up
Matched Oct 22nd, 2021
How Mike B. helped Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project
Matched Oct 22nd, 2021
How Karen C. helped Grow Nashua
Matched Oct 21st, 2021
How Ellie S. helped Ocean Blue Project, Inc
Matched Oct 20th, 2021
How Kate D. helped Leave it in the Ground Initiative (LINGO)
Flexible Graphic Design Support
Matched Oct 19th, 2021
How Janssie (Bingxin) Z. helped the Service Board
Matched Oct 18th, 2021
How Samanta S. helped Climable
Google Ads Campaign Support
Matched Oct 17th, 2021
How Laura C. helped Gardeneers
Individual Donor Letter
Matched Oct 15th, 2021
How Celine K. helped Whale and Dolphin Conservation
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.