For Community Partners
"If you have come to help me you can go home again. But if you see my struggle as part of your own survival then perhaps we can work together." ~Australian Aboriginal Woman
These words inspire us in the work that we do with community. It is our aim to partner with community in meaninful, reciprocal, and mutually beneficial ways. Below are some resources community partners can utilize to connect with BGSU students, faculty, and staff. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about how BGSU and your organization can partner to address critical community issues.
This weekly e-mail is sent to 4,000+ students, faculty, and staff and highlights various community service and civic engagement activities in the Northwest Ohio region. The email is sent each Thursday and we ask that organizations submit requests at least one week prior.
Volunteer and Community Partnership Fair
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. We invite students, faculty, and staff to visit the fair and connect with your organization. This is a great opportunity to interact with a high concentration of students, faculty, and staff predisposed to civic engagement and community involvement.
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 email@example.com to share your idea and get connected to service-leraning courses at BGSU.