For Community Partners
We aim to build meaningful, reciprocal, and mutually beneficial relationships with community partners. Below please find resources that you can utilize to connect with BGSU students, faculty, and staff. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about how BGSU and your agency can partner to enhance our communities.
We send a weekly newsletter to 4,000+ students, faculty, and staff in which we highlight community service and civic engagement opportunities in Northwest Ohio. We encourage you to send us information about upcoming events, activities, and programs at your agency. The newsletter is sent each Thursday. Please submit your information at least one week prior to your event.
MLK, Jr. Day
The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Challenge is one of our signature community service events. Agencies work with our office to design a service "challenge" for BGSU volunteers to complete. Last year, more than 800 volunteers and 51 community partners participated in the event.
At the beginning of each fall semester, we invite community partners to campus to share volunteer, internship, and community engagement opportunities with BGSU students, faculty, and students. The Volunteer Fair creates a space for you to recruit students, promote upcoming events, network with other agencies, recruit future employees, and developing relationships with faculty.
On one Saturday each month, the Office of Service-Learning offers a
direct service opportunity for approximately 20 BGSU students,
faculty, staff, and alumni. We are always seeking new projects for
Service Saturdays. If you are interested in hosting a group of
volunteers, please complete the form below.
A service-learning course combines teaching and community involvement within an academic setting. A service-learning course provides an opportunity for students, faculty members, and community partners to engage in organized service activities that address community-identified needs. The experience allows participants a chance to reflect on the service activity to gain a further understanding of curricular content, as well as enhance their sense of personal values and civic responsibility.
If your organization has an idea for a service-learning partnership, please share it with us. Faculty and instructors are often in need of community partners to work with their service-learning classes.
Contact Paul Valdez at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your idea and get connected to service-leraning courses at BGSU.