Your Volunteer Profile
The more information you can share with our nonprofit community, the more you're putting a face behind the skills you're offering (literally!). Read below for instructions on how to update your profile.
To view and access your personal profile for editing, simply hover over your profile image on the top-right of the site, click My Profile, then select Edit Profile (listed in red). You'll then be brought to your Settings, where you can adjust the various aspects included in your profile.
Your Personal Profile
This is where you can add your name, photo, current job title, location, biography and related links. We encourage you to make sure these are always up-to-date! Here's a few tips for what to include in your bio to make your profile really stand out:
- Your current title and what you do
- What you enjoy about your job
- Why you're passionate about skills-based volunteering
- A professional accomplishment
- A fun fact about yourself!
- Connecting your Catchafire profile with your LinkedIn account
Pro-Tip: Check out the "Ready to Volunteer Status" slider! If you status is on, we'll email you with project recommendations, and nonprofits can request you to work with them.
Your Professional Experience
Don't forget to also show off your professional accomplishments and credentials. The easiest way to do this is importing information from your LinkedIn profile. If you want, you can also upload your experience manually by clicking on the Add Experience button.
Your Project Preferences
At Catchafire we're connecting you to volunteer opportunities based on your skillset and causes you care about. Within this section you can edit the skill areas and causes as your default preferences when browsing our marketplace.
Here you can update the kinds of volunteer opportunity-related emails you receive. Please note that our communications come from email@example.com so please be sure to check your spam folder and add this address to your contact list.
As you browse organizations on the platform, you can elect to "Follow" them to receive email notifications when they post new projects. On the "Following" section of your Settings is where you can browse all the organizations you've followed in one place (as illustrated below).
Have any questions? Ask away using the blue chat bubble on the bottom-right of your screen.