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 (see Organization Review Process for more information). 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.
We know it's disappointing to be rejected from a project, which is why we recommend you apply to 2-4 projects at a time, to increase the likelihood of being matched.
While we can't know for sure, here are a few reasons why your application may not have worked out:
- 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
If you'd like specific feedback on your application, let us know and we can reach out to the organization on your behalf. Otherwise, we hope you'll consider applying for more Catchafire projects.