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.
HAPPENING NOW

Elvia matched with Angela from Fireburn Heritage, INC. for a Video Editing project!

Kimberly from Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands listed a Display Materials Design project.

John matched with Kimberly from Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands for a Logo Design project!

malik matched with Caroline from University of the Virgin Islands (USVI) for a Brand Messaging consultation call!

Kareen matched with Amber from The Virgin Islands Children Museum for a Branded Digital Assets project!

David matched with Susie from Trust for Virgin Islands Land (TVIL) for a Website Content Audit project!

Lauren matched with Mushi from Urban Food Alliance for a Google Ads Set Up project!

John matched with Mushi from Urban Food Alliance for a Google Ads Set Up project!

Annie matched with Kimberly from Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands for an Infographic project!

A matched with Mushi from Urban Food Alliance for a Finance consultation call!

Jack matched with Deepa from All Saints Cathedral School for a Change Management Coaching project!

Elizabet matched with Deepa from All Saints Cathedral School for an Event Concept & Plan project!

Andrew matched with Sharon from Coral Bay Community Council for a Tech Systems consultation call!

Rebecca matched with Sophia from Caribbean Genealogy Library for a Branded Digital Assets project!

Steven matched with Angela from Fireburn Heritage, INC. for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!

Lizzie matched with Amber from The Virgin Islands Children Museum for a Display Materials Design project!

Kathy matched with Lisa from Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts for a Human Resources consultation call!

Vanessa matched with Lisa from Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts for a Human Resources consultation call!

Jean-Noel matched with Dan from Methodist Training & Outreach Center for a Website consultation call!

Anthony matched with Liz from St. Thomas Historical Trust for a Time Management Coaching project!

Agosh matched with Arlene from Youth Arise for a Social Media consultation call!

Suzanna matched with Kelly from Island Green Living Association for a Flyer Graphic Design project!

JIM matched with Deepa from All Saints Cathedral School for a Communications consultation call!

Christina matched with Amber from The Virgin Islands Children Museum for a Display Materials Design project!

Jim matched with Carol from YWCA of the Virgin Islands - YTEENS VI Inc. for a Mission, Vision & Values project!

Ina matched with Joyce from Virgin Islands State Nurses Association for a Brand Messaging consultation call!

Mark matched with Sophia from Caribbean Genealogy Library for an Event Slideshow Creation project!

Annie matched with Kelly from Island Green Living Association for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!

Amy matched with Jeune from St. John School of the Arts for an Impact Report Graphic Design project!

Renuka matched with Jay from Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts for a Google Analytics Set Up & Training project!

Thomas (Tom) matched with Yvonne from Yvonne Ashley Galiber Foundation for a Program Strategy & Goals project!

William matched with Rashida from My S.I.S.T.A.H.S. Keeper Inc for an Email Layout & Template project!

Karlis matched with Luana from St. Thomas Historical Trust for an Email Marketing System Set Up project!

Saheed matched with Rashida from My S.I.S.T.A.H.S. Keeper Inc for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project!

Mark matched with Yvette from Children's Museum of St. Croix for a Website consultation call!

Jean matched with Amber from The Virgin Islands Children Museum for an Infographic project!

Mark matched with Debra from Women's Coalition of St. Croix for a Short Video Creation Training project!

Scott matched with Anne Marie from Virgin Islands Conservation Society - Eco Schools USVI for an Accounting Systems Review project!

Brianna matched with New from New Testament Academy Inc. for an Individual Donor Letter project!

Sasha matched with Kristen from St John Singers d/b/a Sing St John for an Elevator Pitch Coaching project!

Marwan matched with Yvette from Children's Museum of St. Croix for a Flyer Graphic Design project!

Phil matched with Pamela from St. John Wildlife and Donkey Rescue, Inc. for an Accounting Systems Review project!

Dakota matched with Kaden from Liberty Place, Inc. for a Logo Design project!

Favour matched with Angela from Fireburn Heritage, INC. for a Copywriting project!

JUNYI matched with Yvette from Children's Museum of St. Croix for a Website Visual Design project!

Sasi matched with Sophia from Caribbean Genealogy Library for a Branded Digital Assets project!

Roxana matched with Jay from Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts for an Event Concept & Plan project!

Tiffany matched with Yvette from Children's Museum of St. Croix for a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project!

Chatterjee matched with Yvette from Children's Museum of St. Croix for an Individual Donor Letter project!

Aiden matched with Sophia from Caribbean Genealogy Library for a Branded Digital Assets project!

How It Works

Support a cause you care about by volunteering for a project or consultation call. With over 150 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
Get on the phone with a nonprofit to help answer burning questions, brainstorm organizational challenges, or give feedback.
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 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.

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 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 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 [email protected]