Volunteer Your Skills

Support Nonprofits in the U.S. Virgin Islands

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Give Your Skills For Good

Nonprofits in the Virgin Islands are often on the frontlines of responding to needs and providing services in our community. Unfortunately, many nonprofits lack the resources to complete important work in areas such as marketing and communications, finance and operations, and human resources, leaving them without the necessary expertise and capacity to achieve their desired impact.

That's where you come in. By volunteering for a project with a Virgin Islands nonprofit, or even just getting on a phone call to offer advice, you are giving so much more than your time. You are expanding the organizational capacity of Virgin Islands nonprofits, enabling them to more effectively and efficiently carry out the important work they do every day.

How It Works

Support a cause you care about by volunteering for a project or consultation call. With over 100 different project types, there is an opportunity to give back that matches your skills and time availability.
1. Browse
Explore projects and questions posted by nonprofits based on your skills and causes you are passionate about.
2. Apply
Submit your application and resume to let the nonprofit know you are interested.
3. Match
When you and the organization decide it's a good fit, start working together!
Two ways to share your skills!
Consultation Calls
Consultation Calls
Get on the phone with a nonprofit to help answer burning questions, brainstorm organizational challenges, or give feedback.
Projects
Projects
Work with a nonprofit to complete critical projects such as graphic design, website development, copywriting, database customization, and more.

How Do You Want to Give Back?

Find projects that match your skills and interest areas

What Other Volunteers are Saying

“Working with Tecnosol was a wonderful experience – they provided me with all the information I needed to write a comprehensive donor letter. Plus it was wonderful to be able to contribute to such an impactful organization.”
Elle Freelance Writer and Agency Copywriter, worked with Tecnosol
“I joined Catchafire because I wanted to give something back to inspirational non-profit organizations and charities, as well as build my portfolio. I have already had the opportunity to work with some amazing people from several organizations. I highly recommend Catchafire to professionals who are interested in getting involved.”
Sharon Freelance Designer, Five Projects Completed

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 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.

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.

Projects vary in length from 1 to 40 hours, depending on the project type. Estimated hours are indicated for each project.

You can apply to as many projects and calls as you would like, but we would recommend applying to no more than three projects at a time so you have sufficient time to schedule interviews before applying again.

About This Program

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands was created to serve both donors and nonprofit organizations of the Virgin Islands that want to ensure the highest quality of life for both present and future generations.

CFVI partners with Catchafire to connect nonprofits in the Virgin Islands with access to a network of skills-based volunteers to help them accomplish the projects they need the most. As part of this program, you have the opportunity to support Virgin Islands nonprofits with your skills and expertise.

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.

Have more questions? Drop us a line.

Email the Catchafire team at help@catchafire.org