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.
Standish Foundation for Children received an application from Kazeem for a Flexible Data Support project.
Morris Rugby Corporation received an application from JIM for an Individual Donor Letter project.
JerseySTEM received an application from Jewel for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Kevin matched with AMANDA from No Peeking Theatre for an Online Research project!
BobbiJo from Standish Foundation for Children listed a Flexible Data Support project.
Morris Rugby Corporation received an application from Rikash for an Individual Donor Letter project.
Free The Bird received an application from De'Andre for a Website consultation call.
Prevention Links received an application from Rikash for a Google Ads Set Up project.
C Quentin from Morris Rugby Corporation listed an Individual Donor Letter project.
Viv matched with Abhipsa from JerseySTEM for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!
Jeffrey matched with Julie from South Jersey Cultural Alliance for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Chloe matched with Nancie from Hearts For Emma for a Website Visual Design project!
Nandhini Devi matched with Deborah from Soft Bones, Inc: The US Hypophosphatasia Foundation for an Email Marketing Copywriting project!
Joel matched with AMANDA from No Peeking Theatre for a Google Ads Campaign Support project!
Cooperativa Los Higuerones received an application from Muhammad Anas for a Social Media Content Calendar project.
Malik matched with Abhipsa from JerseySTEM for an Email Marketing System Set Up project!
Fazlul matched with Brielle from New Jersey Highlands Coalition for a Video Editing project!
Cooperativa Los Higuerones received an application from Thomas Scott for a Video Editing project.
Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence received an application from Aundraya for a Human Resources consultation call.
Caged Birds Sing Incorporated received an application from Kristina for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project.
Tricia from Cooperativa Los Higuerones listed a Video Editing project.
Tricia from Cooperativa Los Higuerones listed a Social Media Content Calendar project.
Madeline from Prevention Links listed a Google Ads Set Up project.
Daniel matched with mark from The Theater Project for a Social Media Set Up project!
Deja-Monet matched with Abhipsa from JerseySTEM for a Copywriting project!
John from Archangel Raphael's Mission listed a Google Ads Campaign Support project.
Sophia matched with Steven from HomeSharing Inc for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!
Cooperativa Los Higuerones received an application from Deja-Monet for a Social Media Content Calendar project.
John from YWAM Converge listed a Google Ads Campaign Support project.
Beautiful Minds received an application from Suchi for an Event Concept & Plan project.
Programs for Parents received an application from David for a Website Technical Updates project.
Allison matched with Tricia from Cooperativa Los Higuerones for a Transcription project!
Julie matched with BobbiJo from Standish Foundation for Children for a Website Visual Design project!
JerseySTEM received an application from Hajira for a Google Workspace Set Up project.
JerseySTEM received an application from Ikike for a Google Workspace Set Up project.
Programs for Parents received an application from Michael for a Website Technical Updates project.
Cooperativa Los Higuerones received an application from Joseph for a Copywriting project.
Cooperativa Los Higuerones received an application from Deja-Monet for a Copywriting project.
JerseySTEM received an application from Anagha for a Flexible Human Resources Support project.
JerseySTEM received an application from Douglas for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Abhipsa from JerseySTEM listed a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Julie Ann matched with Steven from HomeSharing Inc for a Brochure Writing project!
Passaic County CASA for Children received an application from Saul for a Google Ads Set Up project.
Passaic County CASA for Children received an application from Jaden for a Google Ads Set Up project.
JerseySTEM received an application from Chetna for a Hiring Strategy project.
Hunter matched with mark from The Theater Project for an Online Research project!
DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation received an application from Agnes for a Tech Systems Set Up project.
Alexander matched with Patricia from New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders for a Program Assessment project!
Maile matched with Heera from Go Laadli for a Flexible Copywriting Support project!
Nichelle from Beautiful Minds listed an Event Concept & Plan 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 Dec 2nd, 2022
How Kevin A. helped No Peeking Theatre
Matched Dec 1st, 2022
How Viv Z. helped JerseySTEM
Matched Dec 1st, 2022
How Jeffrey R. helped South Jersey Cultural Alliance
Matched Dec 1st, 2022
How Chloe R. helped Hearts For Emma
Matched Dec 1st, 2022
How Nandhini Devi E. helped Soft Bones, Inc: The US Hypophosp...
Matched Nov 30th, 2022
How Fazlul A. helped New Jersey Highlands Coalition
Matched Nov 29th, 2022
How Daniel A. helped The Theater Project
Matched Nov 22nd, 2022
How Julie Ann H. helped HomeSharing Inc
Matched Nov 19th, 2022
How Alexander M. helped New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndro...
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 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.