Share your Passion and Talents with Nonprofits
By volunteering on the Key Skills Hub, you can connect your passion to the causes you care about, while honing and developing your knowledge and skills at the same time. Whether volunteering for a project or even just getting on a phone call to provide expert advice, you are giving so much more than your time. You are creating deeper purpose and increasing the operational capacity of nonprofits that address the issue facing your neighborhood, Greater Philadelphia and the world beyond.
Jennifer from Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce listed a Flexible Tech Support project.
James matched with HOWARD from Chipping Hill MIcro Farms Inc for a Tech Systems consultation call!
Regenerating Our Offspring Through Stories, Inc. received an application from JIM for a Communications consultation call.
Overbrook West Neighbors, Inc. received an application from Ricardo for a Salesforce Database Customization project.
Camp Jamison received an application from Chatterjee for a Proposal Review project.
Phoenixville Area Transition received an application from Abdellah for a Website Major Update project.
Joann from Regenerating Our Offspring Through Stories, Inc. listed a Communications consultation call.
Jacqueline from Camp Jamison listed a Proposal Review project.
Jacqueline from Camp Jamison listed an Illustration project.
Ashwin matched with Sherry from Community Enrichment Fitness Network for a Finance consultation call!
Katherine from Queer and Trans Empowerment Center listed a Finance consultation call.
Gregory from Overbrook West Neighbors, Inc. listed a Salesforce Database Customization project.
Renuka matched with Rica from Feast of Justice Ministries for a Search Engine Optimization Audit project!
Denise from A New Spirit Behavioral Health Services Foundation listed a Hiring Strategy project.
Pamela from Fiorenza's Food for Friends listed a HR Policy Writing project.
Ben matched with Gabriel from Community Enrichment Fitness Network for a Website consultation call!
Shannon from The Everywhere Project listed a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Phoenixville Area Time Bank received an application from nishitha for an Infographic project.
The Everywhere Project received an application from Zeeshan for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Thomas from Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable listed a Social Media Audit project.
Steven matched with Diana from Phoenixville Area Time Bank for a Photo Editing project!
Phoenixville Area Time Bank received an application from Gideon Nekenoa for an Infographic project.
Parents Invincible received an application from Fotima for a Data & Analytics consultation call.
5 Shorts Project received an application from Marrio for a Branded Digital Assets project.
International Ballet Exchange received an application from Erin for a Branded Digital Assets project.
Catalyst Church received an application from nishitha for a Brand Messaging consultation call.
Mark matched with Angela from Dimplez 4 Dayz, Inv"c. for a Data Collection Plan project!
Christina from International Ballet Exchange listed a Branded Digital Assets project.
Heather matched with Thomas from Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable for a Website consultation call!
Parents Invincible received an application from Emily for a Data & Analytics consultation call.
Reconnecting Individuals to Community and Outreach received an application from Larry for a Public Relations consultation call.
The MUVAS Association Inc received an application from Kalli for a Social Media consultation call.
Harsh matched with Cristina from Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School for a Display Materials Design project!
Kelly from Parents Invincible listed a Data & Analytics consultation call.
Diana from Phoenixville Area Time Bank listed an Infographic project.
5 Shorts Project received an application from Ahmed for a Branded Digital Assets project.
Parents Invincible received an application from OBREN for a Data & Analytics consultation call.
Angela from Dimplez 4 Dayz, Inv"c. listed a Volunteer Manual project.
Angela from Dimplez 4 Dayz, Inv"c. listed an Impact Report Graphic Design project.
Leonard matched with Thomas from Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable for a Finance consultation call!
Shameka from 5 Shorts Project listed a Branded Digital Assets project.
Brittany matched with Pamela from Fiorenza's Food for Friends for an Excel Dashboard Creation project!
Lindsay matched with HOWARD from Chipping Hill MIcro Farms Inc for a Website Usability Audit project!
Brent matched with Rochelle from New Covenant Church of Philadelphia for a Facilitated Strategy Session project!
Akila matched with Bokhyae from Won Community Service Center for a Website Usability Audit project!
Sherry from Community Enrichment Fitness Network listed a Fundraising Plan Assessment project.
Soutoura Foundation received an application from Timothy for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project.
The MUVAS Association Inc received an application from Akanbi for a Social Media consultation call.
The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation received an application from Esther for a Flexible Graphic Design Support project.
Five Loaves & Two Fish Unlimited- HERO Inc. received an application from Heather for a Social Media consultation call.
How It Works
1. BrowseExplore projects and questions posted by nonprofits based on your skills and causes you are passionate about.
2. ApplySubmit your application and resume to let the nonprofit know you are interested.
3. MatchWhen you and the organization decide it's a good fit, start working together!
Two ways to share your skills!
Great Connections Are Made Here
Matched Jan 19th, 2022
How James M. helped Chipping Hill MIcro Farms Inc
Matched Jan 18th, 2022
How Renuka n. helped Feast of Justice Ministries
Search Engine Optimization Audit
Matched Jan 17th, 2022
How Steven M. helped Phoenixville Area Time Bank
Matched Jan 16th, 2022
How Mark A. helped Dimplez 4 Dayz, Inv"c.
Data Collection Plan
Matched Jan 13th, 2022
How Brittany C. helped Fiorenza's Food for Friends
Excel Dashboard Creation
Matched Jan 11th, 2022
How Chiara I. helped Limitless Performing Arts
Matched Jan 10th, 2022
How Darlene L. helped Black Girls Love Math
Partnership Proposal Presentation
Matched Jan 10th, 2022
How Candace C. helped Center in the Park
Matched Jan 7th, 2022
How Carrie W. helped USA Parent to Parent
Elevator Pitch Coaching
What Other Volunteers 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 nonprofits and skilled volunteers to connect for good, from all around the world!
Skills-based volunteering is a high impact form of volunteering that allows individuals to donate their 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 employees with access to virtual, skills based volunteering opportunities to provide valuable resources and operational support to nonprofit organizations.
The nonprofit will review your application to decide whether they want to move forward with an interview. If so, you will be contacted by Catchafire to schedule the call. Nonprofits are encouraged to decide promptly, but there is no set timeline for when they will reply.
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.
If there are volunteer opportunities available in your region, you'll have the option to filter by location. However, since all Catchafire engagements are meant to be completed virtually, we encourage you to focus on finding projects that best fit your skills & interests, regardless of location.
Yes! All projects have been designed to allow you to work with the nonprofit organization remotely.
Projects vary in length from 1 to 50 hours, depending on the project type. Estimated hours are indicated for each project.
Yes! In fact, we recommend you apply to 2-4 projects at any given time. This will maximize your chances of matching. If you end up being selected for too many projects, you can always withdraw your application before or after you interview with the nonprofit. Once you say yes, we ask that you honor your commitment to work with the organization.
About This Program
The Philadelphia Foundation is a connector, activator and accelerator for enhancing quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region. The Key Skills Hub seeks to empower talented and skilled volunteers to transform society by connecting individuals to the nonprofits that are effecting change in our city, the region and beyond.
The Philadelphia Foundation has positioned itself to sit at the intersection of Philadelphia’s philanthropic landscape by embracing partnerships that will build the Greater Philadelphia region. In promoting skills-based volunteerism through the Key Skills Hub, The Philadelphia Foundation seeks to bridge the public and private sectors. The best talent that any organization has is its employees and this is what The Philadelphia Foundation leverages from its corporate partners in the Greater Philadelphia Corporate Volunteer Council.
We believe that by bringing skilled volunteers to nonprofits through the Key Skills Hub, we can maximize the impact these organizations are able to make on the communities they serve. You are the talent, and the key to help the regions nonprofits achieve their goals.
Have more questions? Drop us a line.
Email the Catchafire team at [email protected]