After taking the the time to apply to a project, we know it's disappointing to be rejected. This is why we typically recommend you apply to 2-4 projects at a time to increase the likelihood of being matched! Read below to learn more about why your application may have been rejected and what to do next.
We allow Catchafire Organizations to vet volunteer applications themselves - we've found that this process ensures buy-in from both sides, and ultimately, higher quality volunteer engagements. If an Organization has decided to pass on your application, you'll be notified via email from firstname.lastname@example.org and in your dashboard.
Why Applications Get Rejected
The Organization interviewed another Volunteer before you applied, and decided to accept them
The Organization was looking for someone with more experience in the field or with a deeper connection to their cause
The Organization was looking for someone who has completed similar projects in the past
We highly recommend looking to our Opportunities page for more Catchafire projects that are in need of your skillset. If you'd like specific feedback on your application, contact us using the blue chat bubble on the bottom-right of your screen and we can reach out to the Organization on your behalf. (For keyboard-only and screen-reader users, please email us at email@example.com. This link opens in a new tab.)