Office of Service-Learning
United Way of Greater Toledo
The United Way of Greater Toledo is a great resource for volunteer opportunities and how to get more involved in the Northwest Ohio region, including Wood County and Bowling Green. If you are looking for internship placement, volunteer opportunities, volunteer resources, or how to log your service hours please visit the United Way of Greater Toledo webpage
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Alternative Break Trips
A new student organization called Branch Out is in need of members to help develop and lead alternative break trips in the 2012-2013 academic year. If you are interested in becoming a member of the new student organization Branch Out, please contact Bryant Shepard at email@example.com.
Step out of your comfort zone, into a community who is dealing with a specific social issue that you will learn about through direct service.Break away from your normal routine and experience an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others during your academic break.A better world is possible, are you willing to be the change?
BG Alternative Breaks is a program within the Office of Service-Learning that plans and implements meaningful service experiences in communities facing specific social injustices. Alternative Breaks take place during Fall and Spring Breaks and allow BGSU students the opportunity to learn, serve, and reflect on a specific social issue and a culture they may or may not think they can relate to. Bowling Green Alternative Breaks envisions a community of active citizens at Bowling Green State University, who are civically engaged and passionate about issues of social justice.
The mission of BGAB is to address asset-based needs specific to the communities we are working with through student-led direct community service trips. We hope participants will be empowered through their experiences and become well-informed contributing members of society.
Fall Break 2013 Trip: Addressing Poverty and Homelessness in Detroit, Mi.
On October 10-13, Applications are Due September 12, 5pm.
Spring Break 2014 Trip will be announced soon
BG Teen Central
Teens in the Bowling Green area have a place to meet with other teens and spend time with college student mentors. The Service Resource Connection facilitates the volunteer process for this worthwhile program and is always looking for new individual or group volunteers. Sponsored by the BG Parks and Recreation.
Participate in a Day of Service
Throughout the year BGSU hosts a variety of service days. The days organized through the Service Resource Connection are the Make a Difference Day (Fall) and Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Challenge (Spring).
Connect with Our Community Partners
Each fall community partners and non-profit agencies are invited to campus to share with the BGSU campus the variety of volunteer, internship, and employment opportunities available. If you are looking for a simple one stop shop for these type of opportunities, then look no further. The Volunteer and Community Partnership Fair is the place.
These courses are focused on learning through action. This is done by fostering partnerships with local community non-profits and applying academic content to community issues. If you are a student searching for a more hands-on learning experience, then consider talking a service-learning course.
We offer one of the safest and affordable program options worldwide and also offer group program opportunities for college/universities as well as families and serving communities worldwide since year 2006. Our program is available for everyone and most of volunteers are from USA, UK, Australia and Europe.