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A Way to Volunteer for the 21st Century

photo(75)Have you heard about Catchafire? It’s an online matchmaker that pairs up social good organizations with people looking to make a difference and volunteer their skills. Everyone from copy writers to graphic designers can provide pro-bono support to nonprofit organizations that post projects on Catchafire. Current projects include video editing, creating a press kit, or taking photos for groups that do everything from improving access to healthcare in developing countries to  those that support people living with autism and their families.

Catchafire posts all include a detailed breakdown of the project and steps to be completed. Simply search for a project that matches your skills and abilities, apply to the project that interests you, chat with the nonprofit, and get going making a difference!

It’s a great way to make a difference, share your skills, and build your resume. Many of the projects are ones that busy parents who have just a few hours to spare can do at night or during nap time, from the comfort of their own home.

Because Catchafire specializes in matching up professional skills with pro-bono gigs, it’s not a place to find hands-on volunteer projects for families and younger children. If you’re interested in finding a way to make a difference with your kids, check out DoSomething.org (especially great for teens), or GenerationOn’s family volunteering ideas.

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