Catchafire - changing the way people volunteer

Catchafire uses the web to match people's skills with better volunteer opportunities. This seems like a great way to have our students connect to organizations in meaningful ways. They create a profile, try to match with an organization, and then give their skills. This seems more powerful than just showing up, getting trained quickly on some small task, and doing it. Now, many times that is just what an organization needs, and so we can give that. But with the technical skills our students have, shouldn't we expect more of them in their community service work?

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arvind s. grover

I am a progressive educator, a podcaster (, a blogger, and dean of faculty of JK-11 school (building a high school) in New York City.