Strengthen Your Organization
With Help 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 150+ 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. And if you aren't sure where to begin, start by talking to a volunteer to get advice and explore ideas.
New Jersey Minority Educational Development (NJ MED) received an application from subhasish for a Program Strategy & Goals project.
JerseySTEM received an application from LAKKIREDDY for a Google Analytics Reporting project.
john from Trenton Community A-TEAM listed a Business Plan Review project.
AMANDA from No Peeking Theatre listed a Google Ads Campaign Support project.
JerseySTEM received an application from Shilpa for a Flexible Human Resources Support project.
JerseySTEM received an application from Ting for a Flexible Program Strategy Support project.
New Jersey Minority Educational Development (NJ MED) received an application from Kimberly for a Program Strategy & Goals project.
JerseySTEM received an application from Shrikesh for a Flexible Data Support project.
Bushra from JerseySTEM listed an Elevator Pitch Coaching project.
JerseySTEM received an application from Expedito for an Event Concept & Plan project.
JerseySTEM received an application from Ashish for a Flexible Data Support project.
JerseySTEM received an application from Michael for a Flexible Program Strategy Support project.
JerseySTEM received an application from Latoisha Venissa for a Flexible Human Resources Support project.
Nabil from JerseySTEM listed a Flexible Human Resources Support project.
OKB Hope Foundation received an application from Olubimi for a Website Major Update project.
Mustafa matched with Susan from Women Aware for a Print Materials Design project!
JerseySTEM received an application from Raghu Ram for a Tech Systems Set Up project.
Sheila matched with Christine from Willingboro Soccer Club for a Visual Branding consultation call!
Priyanka matched with A Stuart from Caged Birds Sing Incorporated for a Social Media Set Up project!
Mark matched with Tom from The Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Perinatal Health Equity Foundation received an application from dave for a Logo Design project.
Go Laadli received an application from Fazlul for a Video Editing project.
Perinatal Health Equity Foundation received an application from Guhan for a Logo Design project.
Jonathan from Center for Regenerative Community Solutions listed a Website Major Update project.
Carmen matched with Nastassia from Perinatal Health Equity Foundation for a Flyer Graphic Design project!
Nabil from JerseySTEM listed a Tech Systems Set Up project.
International Girls Academy received an application from Emily for a Video Editing project.
Go Laadli received an application from Karina for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Go Laadli received an application from Sarah for a Flexible Copywriting Support project.
Perinatal Health Equity Foundation received an application from Gina J. for a Logo Design project.
Benjamin matched with DeaconRaymond from Operation Chillout homeless outreach for a Website Audit project!
Johnpaul matched with Maryann from Ama Life Initiatives Inc. for an Online Research project!
JerseySTEM received an application from Vincenzo for a Social Media Set Up project.
Ryan matched with Maryann from Ama Life Initiatives Inc. for a Google Ads Set Up project!
OKB Hope Foundation received an application from Lawrence Dominic for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Beenish matched with AMANDA from No Peeking Theatre for a Google Ads Set Up project!
The Watershed Institute received an application from Kara for an Online Survey project.
The Watershed Institute received an application from Huiwen for an Online Survey project.
Go Laadli received an application from Capucine for a Flexible Copywriting Support project.
Nabil from JerseySTEM listed a New Employee Recruiting project.
Nastassia from Perinatal Health Equity Foundation listed a Logo Design project.
Vanesa matched with Maryann from Ama Life Initiatives Inc. for an Online Research project!
Go Laadli received an application from Priyanka for an Instagram Set Up & Strategy project.
Heera from Go Laadli listed an Instagram Set Up & Strategy project.
Yvette from Platinum Minds listed an Event Logistics Planning project.
A Stuart from Caged Birds Sing Incorporated listed a Press Kit project.
Tasha matched with Volunteer from Spring Reins of Life, Inc. for a Website consultation call!
The Watershed Institute received an application from Bahareh for an Online Survey project.
olivier matched with Ignas from Focus Fusion Society for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!
Vishal matched with Megan from Holistic Moms Network for a Google Ads Set Up 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 21st, 2022
How Priyanka J. helped Caged Birds Sing Incorporated
Social Media Set Up
Matched Sep 21st, 2022
How Mark R. helped The Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center
Matched Sep 20th, 2022
How Carmen C. helped Perinatal Health Equity Foundation
Flyer Graphic Design
Matched Sep 19th, 2022
How Benjamin H. helped Operation Chillout homeless outreach
Matched Sep 19th, 2022
How Johnpaul O. helped Ama Life Initiatives Inc.
Matched Sep 16th, 2022
How Beenish F. helped No Peeking Theatre
Google Ads Set Up
Matched Sep 13th, 2022
How olivier b. helped Focus Fusion Society
Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity
Matched Sep 10th, 2022
How Jen G. helped JerseySTEM
Partnership Proposal Presentation
Matched Sep 6th, 2022
How Alison H. helped MEND
ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERS
Work With Talented Professionals From New Jersey And Around the World
Finding the right match is important. Each of the 100+ 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!
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.
We are partnering with Catchafire to provide grantees with access to virtual, skilled volunteers. We believe that by providing this valuable resource for capacity building and strategic project work, we can help our grantees amplify and accelerate the impact they have on the communities and beneficiaries they serve.
No. Your access to Catchafire is sponsored through this program, so it’s completely free for your organization.
In order to participate, you must first register your organization and then post your first project or consultation call. Get started by visiting the Project Menu to browse through over 150+ detailed project types.
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”.
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. Those who are interested in your organization’s cause area and who have the skills required for your project will be able to apply.
Skills-based volunteers may apply to your projects from all across the country and around the world. We encourage you to engage with virtual skills-based volunteers. If you prefer to work with somebody local, please expect it to take longer than normal to receive applications from a professional in the area.
On average, projects are matched within two weeks. If you are not seeing the response you hoped for, please reach out to [email protected], and one of Catchafire's Nonprofit Advisors will get in touch to troubleshoot with you.
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.
About this Program
A Culture of Health is one where good health flourishes across geographic, demographic, and social sectors, and attaining the best health possible is valued by our entire society. This program was created to leverage the power of skills-based volunteering to build a powerful Culture of Health. We are connecting New Jersey’s thriving business sector with the important work that New Jersey’s nonprofit organizations are committed to through skills-based volunteering. These experiences will build empathy across sectors.
Health means more than healthy bodies and minds – it means a tightly knit society supporting all people in achieving the physical, social, economic, and emotional conditions that influence health.
Catchafire New Jersey is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Catchafire is the largest online tool that matches nonprofit organizations with passionate professionals looking to donate their skills. Together, RWJF, the New Jersey Health Initiative, and Catchafire are striving to create a more empowered social sector, and a more compassionate world.