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Events and Programs


Bowling Green Alternative Breaks (bGAB)

Take part in an alternative break trip (fall, spring, and summer).  Work with and learn from communities taking action on a range of social issues.

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Volunteer Fair

Each fall community partners and non-profit agencies are invited to campus to share available volunteer, internship, and employment opportunities with BGSU faculty members, staff members, and students.  If you are looking for a simple one stop shop for these types of opportunities, then look no further, the Volunteer and Community Partnership Fair is the place for you!

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MLK, Jr. Day

The MLK, Jr. Day of Service Challenge is an annual community service event open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni at BGSU. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., volunteers serve on the MLK, Jr. Day holiday to make it “a day on, not a day off.”


Excellence in Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Awards

These awards are designed to recognize faculty, staff, students, groups, and community partners who have done exceptional work in service-learning and civic engagement at BGSU. Beginning in 2011, these awards have recognized over 35 individuals on campus and in the Bowling Green community for their commitment to high impact curricular and co-curricular service-learning and civic engagement courses and projects.

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Faculty Focus Series

The Faculty Focus Series provides a chance for faculty to discuss their service-learning courses and their experiences working with all aspects of service-learning and civic engagement. These workshops also allow faculty and staff who are developing new service-learning courses to ask questions about designing and implementing service-learning courses or civic engagement projects.

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Special Workshops/Programs

Through a variety of workshops, programs, and social events faculty, staff, community agents, and students have an opportunity to learn, recognize, and celebrate best practices in service-learning.

The workshops are half-day course development training sessions that assist faculty and staff members as well as graduate students and community partners high-impact practices and pedagogies which offer process-oriented approaches to service-learning course development, organization, delivery, evaluation and all aspects of designing service-learning projects.