Give Your Skills For Good
That's where you come in. By volunteering for a project, or even just getting on a phone call to provide advice, you are giving so much more than your time. You are supporting organisational growth, which enables the for-purpose sector to have an even greater impact.
Rebecca from Australian Jewish Funders & LaunchPad listed a Search Engine Optimization Audit project.
Australasian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC) received an application from Kurmay for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Tessa from Australian Jewish Funders & LaunchPad listed a Flexible Marketing Strategy Support project.
Maccabi Victoria received an application from Jean Noel for a Flexible Tech Support project.
B'nai B'rith (Australia New Zealand) received an application from Jack for a Mission, Vision & Values project.
Jewish Climate Network received an application from Philip for a Google Analytics Set Up & Training project.
B'nai B'rith (Australia New Zealand) received an application from Priyadharsini for a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project.
Joel from Jewish Climate Network listed a Google Analytics Set Up & Training project.
Nomi from Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Australia (JOFA) listed a Leadership Coaching project.
Anthony matched with Daniella from Zionism Victoria for a Website Usability Audit project!
Jewish Care Vic received an application from Chukwuebuka for a Flyer Graphic Design project.
Ohrsom received an application from Hafsa for an Instagram Set Up & Strategy project.
Ohrsom received an application from Jerom for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Project NexGen received an application from Kennedy for a Website Minor Update project.
Australasian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC) received an application from RAHMA for a Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity project.
Australian Jewish Funders & LaunchPad received an application from NANTONGO for a Flexible Copywriting Support project.
Australian Friends of Shaare Zedek Inc. received an application from MOHAMMED for a Marketing Strategy Consultation project.
Maccabi Victoria received an application from MOHAMMED for an Email Layout & Template project.
JNF Australia received an application from MOHAMMED for a Social Media consultation call.
Australian Jewish Funders & LaunchPad received an application from Shoaib for a Flyer Graphic Design project.
Gabriella matched with Melinda from National Council of Jewish Women Australia for an Online Research project!
Allison from Project NexGen listed a Website Minor Update project.
Maccabi Victoria received an application from EMMANUEL for a Social Media Audit project.
One and All received an application from Lydia for a Branded Digital Assets project.
Molly matched with Tanya from Bialik College for an Illustration project!
John matched with Miriam from JCCV for a Brand Messaging consultation call!
Caulfield Shule received an application from Ghandi for an Email Layout & Template project.
Ellana from B'nai B'rith (Australia New Zealand) listed a Customer Database (CRM) Audit project.
Ellana from B'nai B'rith (Australia New Zealand) listed a Mission, Vision & Values project.
One and All received an application from SiYu for a Branded Digital Assets project.
Yeshivah - Beth Rivkah Colleges received an application from Kristen for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
JNF Australia received an application from Edd for a Social Media consultation call.
Eric matched with Shari from Maccabi Victoria for a Website Content Audit project!
Elizabeth matched with Michelle from Jewish House for a Press Release project!
Daniella from Zionism Victoria listed a Display Materials Design project.
Miriam from Australian Friends of Shaare Zedek Inc. listed a Marketing Strategy Consultation project.
Australian Jewish Funders & LaunchPad received an application from AKINOLA for a Flyer Graphic Design project.
Yeshivah - Beth Rivkah Colleges received an application from Calvin for a Website Set Up (CMS-Based) project.
Caulfield Shule received an application from Jobelle Marie for a Social Media Content Calendar project.
Anika from One and All listed a Branded Digital Assets project.
Niranjan matched with Lisa from NCJWA Vic for a Customer Database (CRM) Set Up project!
C Care received an application from Parveen for a Salesforce Report Creation project.
One and All received an application from Fred for a Branded Digital Assets project.
Marni from Australian Jewish Funders & LaunchPad listed a Flyer Graphic Design project.
Magdalena matched with Shimshon from Chabad Malvern for a Board Responsibilities & Structure project!
Simon from Maccabi Victoria listed a Flexible Tech Support project.
Mark matched with Daniella from JNF Australia for a Social Media consultation call!
Shari from Maccabi Victoria listed a Social Media Audit project.
Shari from Maccabi Victoria listed an Email Layout & Template project.
Gary matched with Natalie from B'nai B'rith (Australia New Zealand) for a Video Editing project!
How It Works
1. BrowseExplore projects and questions posted by for-purpose organisations based on your skills and causes you are passionate about.
2. ApplySubmit your application and resume to let the organisation know you are interested.
3. MatchWhen you and the organisation decide it's a good fit, start working together!
Two ways to share your skills!
Great Connections Are Made Here
Matched May 24th, 2022
How Anthony C. helped Zionism Victoria
Website Usability Audit
Matched May 22nd, 2022
How Gabriella T. helped National Council of Jewish Women Aust...
Matched May 20th, 2022
How Molly R. helped Bialik College
Matched May 18th, 2022
How Eric F. helped Maccabi Victoria
Website Content Audit
Matched May 18th, 2022
How Elizabeth T. helped Jewish House
Matched May 17th, 2022
How Niranjan M. helped NCJWA Vic
Customer Database (CRM) Set Up
Matched May 16th, 2022
How Magdalena Z. helped Chabad Malvern
Board Responsibilities & Structure
Matched May 15th, 2022
How Mark R. helped JNF Australia
Matched May 15th, 2022
How Gary J. helped B'nai B'rith (Australia New Zealand)
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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 for-purpose organisations with projects that match their skill sets. And because projects can be completed from anywhere, Catchafire makes it possible for organisations 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 an organisation to build its capacity and focus more efficiently on its mission.
Skilled volunteers help organisations fill critical knowledge and staffing gaps, they work as thought partners on strategic projects, and they complete specific projects that require specialised skills, training, or experience. Very often, the relationships between volunteers and organisations 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 for-purpose organisation create a marketing strategy.
We are partnering with Catchafire to provide the community with access to virtual, skills based volunteering opportunities to provide valuable resources and operational support to for-purpose organisations.
The organisation 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. Organisations 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 organisation remotely.
Projects vary in length from 1 to 40 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 maximise your chances of finding a match. If you end up being selected for too many projects, you can always withdraw your application before or after you interview with the organisation. Once you say yes though, we ask that you honor your commitment to work with the organisation.
About This Program
The Australian Jewish Funders aims to strengthen the Jewish community at both the individual and collective levels, driving impact and innovation in the sector. Our ultimate goal is to help members focus their philanthropic interests into real impact.
Together, Besen Family Foundation, Erdi Foundation, Loti & Victor Smorgon Family Foundation, Spotlight Foundation, Herrman Golan Foundation, Orah Fund, Stanley & Charmaine Roth Foundation together with Shalom have partnered with AJF and Catchafire to provide professionals an opportunity to give of their time and talents through this unique capacity building resource.
“The past 18 months have been very challenging times, in particular for the for-purpose sector. AJF and our network of funders are committed to creating opportunities that inspire, nurture and strengthen Jewish life in Australia. In collaboration with seven strategic donors, we are delighted to announce Catchafire’s first partnership outside of America, enabling a ground-breaking leap forward for Australia’s Jewish for-purpose community. THINK BIG and ACT BOLDLY together."
Simone Szalmuk-Singer and Justin Greenstein,
Co-Chairs, Australian Jewish Funders
Catchafire is the largest, online tool that connects social good organisations with talented professionals looking to donate their skills. This resource provides organisations 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]