Strengthen Your Organization

With Help 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 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.
HAPPENING NOW

JerseySTEM received an application from Christina for an Employee Handbook project.

West Windsor Arts Council received an application from Alexis for a Video Editing project.

JerseySTEM received an application from Ritvik for a Flexible Tech Support project.

JerseySTEM received an application from Ellianna for an Employee Handbook project.

JerseySTEM received an application from Neha for an Employee Handbook project.

West Windsor Arts Council received an application from Emma Rose for a Video Editing project.

Test from JerseySTEM listed an Employee Handbook project.

Brian matched with Kathleen from Edison Memorial Tower Corp dba/ Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park for a Merchandising project!

Color A Smile received an application from Vic for an Illustration project.

JerseySTEM received an application from Ruiyan for a Flexible Tech Support project.

JerseySTEM received an application from Forram for an Accounting Systems Review project.

Greater Bergen Community Action received an application from Ruiyan for a Google Analytics Set Up & Training project.

Prabhat matched with Dory from Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence for a Tech Systems consultation call!

Color A Smile received an application from Sophie for an Illustration project.

JerseySTEM received an application from Alexander for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

Adrienne matched with Matthew from The Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!

richard matched with Matthew from The Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!

Bo matched with Laura from Turner Syndrome Foundation for an Email Marketing System Set Up project!

JerseySTEM received an application from Kennedy for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Training project.

Color A Smile received an application from Darby Leondra for an Illustration project.

JerseySTEM received an application from Joshua for a Flexible Tech Support project.

Color A Smile received an application from Jessie for an Illustration project.

JerseySTEM received an application from Tabinda for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Training project.

Amanda matched with Pamela from Compassionate Heart Productions for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project!

Audrey from More Than Bootstraps listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.

Free The Bird received an application from Alyson for a Website User Experience project.

JerseySTEM received an application from HUDSON for a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.

JerseySTEM received an application from Soumya for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Training project.

Color A Smile received an application from Ivy for an Illustration project.

Paige from JerseySTEM listed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Training project.

Abiola matched with Mona from Urban Revival Project for a Brochure Graphic Design project!

Cosmic Sound Garden received an application from Emilio for a Google Ads Set Up project.

Greater Bergen Community Action received an application from Hongling for a Google Analytics Set Up & Training project.

Greater Bergen Community Action received an application from Saba for a Google Analytics Set Up & Training project.

Free The Bird received an application from Ansa for a Website User Experience project.

Free The Bird received an application from Joanne for a Website User Experience project.

West Windsor Arts Council received an application from Joanne for a Video Editing project.

Free The Bird received an application from Nick for a Website User Experience project.

Free The Bird received an application from Yelyzaveta for a Website User Experience project.

Free The Bird received an application from Marcus for a Website User Experience project.

Free The Bird received an application from Joshua for a Website User Experience project.

Free The Bird received an application from Rebecca for a Website User Experience project.

Free The Bird received an application from Tanay for a Website User Experience project.

JerseySTEM received an application from Manyu for an Accounting Systems Review project.

Free The Bird received an application from Nikhil for a Website User Experience project.

Free The Bird received an application from Nicolas for a Website User Experience project.

Free The Bird received an application from Nabajyoti for a Website User Experience project.

Adnan from Free The Bird listed a Website User Experience project.

Scott from Color A Smile listed an Illustration project.

JerseySTEM received an application from Nesreedin for a Salesforce Database Customization project.

How It Works

Whether you need pro bono support on a project, or want advice from an industry expert, get it all done with Catchafire.
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
Get on the phone with an industry expert to get answers to burning questions, brainstorm organizational challenges, or get feedback.
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 New Jersey And 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 in New Jersey and all over 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

“The site is so easy to use and connected me quickly with someone who could help. As a busy nonprofit professional, I couldn't ask for more. This service has saved me time and money, allowing me to move our important work forward.”
Aylin G. West Windsor Arts Council
“This is an amazing opportunity for small organizations like ours to be able to tap into the knowledge and experience of others.”
Shannon Quality Improvement Coordinator, Caswell Family Medical Center

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.

Absolutely! Schedule a call, or email your questions to [email protected] and one of Catchafire’s Nonprofit Advisors will be in touch within 24 business hours.

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.

Have more questions? Drop us a line.

Email the Catchafire team at [email protected], or schedule a Catchafire introduction call to learn more about how your organization can build capacity with help from skilled pro bono professionals