Getting Started

Congratulations on being selected for a 1-hour phone consultation! Here's how to schedule a time and get started.

Catchafire's scheduling makes it easy to coordinate a time to speak with a nonprofit organization. Organizations will reach out and send at least 5 different dates and times, all you need to do is check your calendar and see if any of the proposed times work for you. If so, feel free to select the time.

If you find one of the proposed dates work well for you, fantastic! After selecting it you will be prompted to confirm your phone number.

If you are not located in the United States, no need to worry, a member of our team will follow up with additional information on how you can conduct your interview.


  • Set your timezone at the top of the page.
  • Interviews can be scheduled over the next 14 days. If you are not available until after this timeframe, return to the scheduling page when you're ready to select times.
  • Enter a U.S. phone number for the call. If you are located outside of the United States, please check "I'm not in the U.S"


Proposing Another Time To Speak

In the event a organization's proposed event the dates and times don't work well for you, just click "Send Alternatives." Within our scheduling application you can propose new times that work better for you.  


Next Steps

After clicking Submit, your selected time slots will be sent to the volunteer. Once they select a time, you'll be notified via email and see a confirmation message on your dashboard, too.

On the day of the phone consultation, our system will automatically call you at the agreed upon time. You'll also be able to join the meeting by using the dial-in and PIN, provided to you on your Catchafire dashboard.


What If you Need to Reschedule or Retract Your Application?

Directly from your dashboard you can propose new times to speak by clicking Reschedule or Cancel if you need to retract your application.


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