Volunteer and Spark Change with Catchafire

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Ever thought about doing charitable work but had no idea where to start? My girlfriend, Rachael Chong, has developed the perfect resource for you. Not only does Rachael’s organization, Catchafire, help you pick a charity, it also uses your skill set to match you with pro bono work that specifically speaks to your interests and expertise.

Afraid you don’t have enough time to volunteer? Catchafire also sets you up with a charity that meets your availability. In other words, Catchafire makes it possible for every woman—from the busiest super-mom to the female powerhouse behind a major brand—to volunteer…and for that giving experience to be especially meaningful.

What inspires me most about Rachael is her heartfelt commitment and determination to achieving her mission. It’s almost like Catchafire is physically sitting in her heart as she talks to you….

Enjoy the interview, and please resolve to make positive change in 2011! There’s no excuse to not volunteer since Catchafire makes it so easy.

Xoxo,

Claudia

-Claudia Chan

GIRL TALK TIME: Do you volunteer? What do you do and why do you do it? How will you do good and ignite change in 2011?

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    kera25:

    NICE ARTICLE..I have also volunteered for local non-profits for the past 4 years .. GET INVOLVED LADIES!!

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    lucianaf:

    Volunteering is a great feeling!

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  • Crispy:

    I just browsed on the site the other day after reading this, and it’s only serving the NY area currently.. boo! come to Chi-town!

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  • Tina:

    This sounds great! Any plans of expanding into the DC Area?

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    sunnytam:

    Just a note – for small struggling nonprofits, Catchafire’s Match Fee could be an impediment from using their match services – particularly for large thorny projects, which is exactly where they need the most help to grow. More’s the pity.

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  • Susie:

    great to hear about this, would love to volunteer!

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  • jrvttqntn:

    Great service! Thank you

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  • PATRICIA:

    I VOLUNTEER AS A MENTOR FOR YOUNG GIRLS, IT’S VERY REWARDING!

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  • Kendria:

    Women volunteering!! Girl Power, women do it all. I have been a big sister with Big Brother Big Sisters for 13 years, it’s awesome, I would like to work on another cause I am an expert of many things. Ladies lets share our expertise with the world, or maybe just start with your community!!

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  • Joy:

    Good idea

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  • Lisa:

    Sounds great!! Where do I sign up?

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  • Jennifer:

    I think this is wonderful and I’m very interested!

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  • Crispy:

    wow this sounds awesome! I will check it out for sure! I use to volunteer for PAWS Chicago, one of my favorite organizations

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  • Nelly:

    Volunteering is a great way to give to the community and learn experience from others, yes!

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  • Charity Delts:

    I wanna volunteer. This service is excellnt!

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  • penelope:

    i want to volunteer!

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  • Marie:

    I volunteer at so many things growing up and now as an adult I volunteer at events which help people to enrich themselves and communities that involve creative people and help women to be better and help the communities.

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    Leslie2k:

    Love this! My goal this year is to get more involved in volunteering, because, although grateful to have a paycheck, my job is no one’s idea of a fulfilling life.

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  • Linda S.:

    I think volunteer work is a very selfless act…and should be something we all do. I love seeing individuals like Rachel Chong who are so passionate about volunteering. I have already checked out her website and look forward to more involvement in volunteering.

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  • Lisa Smith:

    I have volunteered for local non-profits for the past 4 years so I LOVE that this out there for other women to get involved.

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