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(For Volunteers) Projects vs. Phone Calls
(For Volunteers) Projects vs. Phone Calls

Understand the different types of volunteer engagements you can choose from.

Written by Bri Thomas
Updated this week

At Catchafire, there's a range of volunteer opportunities available to choose from on our Project Search page. Read below to learn more about the various types of engagements we offer, from one-hour calls to multi-week projects, and discover what's best for you!

Projects vs. Phone Calls: What's the difference?

Screenshot of your Find A Project Page listed by phone calls and longterm projects

Projects are fully scoped and range anywhere from 5 to 50 hours. Projects are great if you're ready to do something for a nonprofit - like design a logo or build a new Salesforce database.

Phone calls require just 1 hour of your time. Phone calls are great if you're willing to discuss something with a nonprofit - like brainstorming a name for a new program or choosing the right platform to build a website. Whether diving into a specific question or topic, these engagements are a much smaller commitment than working on a full project  - just one hour, and you're done! 

Where do I start?

If you don't know where to begin, starting with a 1-hour phone call is a great way to gain experience in the virtual volunteering world. You can always follow up by applying for a project!

Interested in a long-term project, but not sure if it's the best fit for your time or skills? Apply anyway! Remember: Interviews are the perfect place to learn more about a project before committing.

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