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.
Michael matched with Amanda from Families Helping Families for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!
Adrienne from Black Women Stitch listed a Transcription project.
Roberta matched with Cheylyn from The Arts Center in Orange for a Translation project!
The Montessori Science Program received an application from Opeoluwa for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Corey from The Montessori Science Program listed a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Marilyn from Camp Albemarle, Inc listed a Website Copywriting project.
Freddy from Love No Ego Foundation listed a Fundraising Plan Assessment project.
International Neighbors, Inc. received an application from YAHYA ABDULLAHI for a Translation project.
Alice from Musicians United to Serve the Youth of Charlottesville (Music Resource Center) listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Rebecca from Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition listed a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Rebecca from Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition listed a Copyediting project.
Imelda matched with Jacqueline from Public Education Foundation of Charlottesville-Albemarle for a Website consultation call!
Anthony matched with Jacqueline from Public Education Foundation of Charlottesville-Albemarle for a Website consultation call!
Central Virginia Clinicians of Color Network (CVCCN) received an application from Marvellous for a Website Audit project.
Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition received an application from Ewan for a Copyediting project.
Yolonda from Central Virginia Clinicians of Color Network (CVCCN) listed a Website Audit project.
AHIP received an application from vivek for a Print Materials Design project.
Elizabeth matched with Rebecca from Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries for an Infographic project!
Ashley from AHIP listed a Print Materials Design project.
International Neighbors, Inc. received an application from Yad for a Translation project.
Hope matched with Adrienne from Black Women Stitch for a Transcription project!
Britta matched with Whitney from Botanical Garden of the Piedmont for an Instagram Set Up & Strategy project!
Community Investment Collaborative received an application from AKINOLA for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Rachel from International Neighbors, Inc. listed a Translation project.
Sofia matched with Bass from Sexual Assault Resource Agency for a Translation project!
Community Investment Collaborative received an application from Janetha for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Community Investment Collaborative received an application from Kwabena for a Branded Digital Assets project.
Ken matched with Josh from Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by Congregations Together for an Accounting Systems Set Up project!
Lindsey matched with Samantha from Girls on the Run of Central Virginia and Blue Ridge for a Social Media Audit project!
Abby matched with Jill from Botanical Garden of the Piedmont for an Organizational Strategy consultation call!
Mark matched with Lori from Blue Ridge Irish Music School for a Website consultation call!
Luis matched with Donald from Camp Albemarle, Inc for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project!
Georgette matched with LIN from Louisa Community Emergency Fund, Inc. (LCEF) for a Social Media Audit project!
Erik matched with Cheylyn from The Arts Center in Orange for a Translation project!
Dagmara matched with Tina from Camp Holiday Trails for a Marketing Channel Plan project!
Laurie matched with Corey from The Montessori Science Program for a Website Content Plan project!
Ann matched with Lisa (she/they) from This Is My Brave for a Partnership Proposal Presentation project!
Anais matched with Theresa from International Rescue Committee for a Social Media Audit project!
Lizabeth matched with Tina from Camp Holiday Trails for a Marketing Strategy consultation call!
Jojo matched with Betty from Heritage Center Food Pantry for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project!
Community Investment Collaborative received an application from wonsik for an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Marilyn from Camp Albemarle, Inc listed a Website consultation call.
Luis matched with Marilyn from Camp Albemarle, Inc for a Website consultation call!
Community Investment Collaborative received an application from Jo for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Terini matched with Lisa from Black Women Stitch for a Social Media Content Calendar project!
Carlos matched with Sarah from Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless for a Flexible Web Development Support project!
JUMA matched with Shelby from PHAR for a Translation project!
Timothy matched with Chrystie from Avis Beasley Community Outreach Group for a Website Major Update project!
Callixte matched with Shelby from PHAR for a Translation project!
Walt matched with Lisa from Black Women Stitch for a Video Editing 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 May 26th, 2022
How Michael D. helped Families Helping Families
Impact Report Graphic Design
Matched May 26th, 2022
How Roberta A. helped The Arts Center in Orange
Matched May 19th, 2022
How Elizabeth I. helped Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries
Matched May 18th, 2022
How Britta D. helped Botanical Garden of the Piedmont
Instagram Set Up & Strategy
Matched May 13th, 2022
How Ken S. helped Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by Con...
Accounting Systems Set Up
Matched May 13th, 2022
How Lindsey W. helped Girls on the Run of Central Virginia an...
Social Media Audit
Matched May 3rd, 2022
How Laurie G. helped The Montessori Science Program
Website Content Plan
Matched May 2nd, 2022
How Ann A. helped This Is My Brave
Partnership Proposal Presentation
Matched Apr 29th, 2022
How Lizabeth P. helped Camp Holiday Trails
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!
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 120 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
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation was established in 1967 as an engine for positive change in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and Orange. Charlottesville Area Community Foundation works with local residents, non-profits, as well as public and private organizations to facilitate philanthropy and improve the quality of life in the Greater Charlottesville area.
Charlottesville Area Community Foundation has partnered with Catchafire to launch a program that will bring your nonprofit “on-demand” access to a network of 85,000+ consultants, pro bono, from across the country.
Catchafire is the largest, online tool that connects social good 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.
Read more about Charlottesville Area Community Foundation here.