For Students


Get Connected

We can help you:
  • Find volunteer opportunities.
  • Plan a service project.
  • Design and implement reflection activities.
As a recipient of the weekly Service Update you will:
  • Learn about exciting opportunities to volunteer every week.
  • Receive information and resources about community service and service-learning.
  • Get information about other ways to get involved with the community.

Sign up for the Service Update

Using United Way's free database of local opportunities you can:
  • Browse for opportunities by category, impact area, location, time, age, and more.
  • Log your service hours.
  • Create group service events and invite your friends to serve with you.

Find Volunteer Opportunities Online

Service Events and Programs

Join us in service at one of our many service events and programs.  These organized events and programs are great for any volunteer skill level.  If you are a new volunteer these programs can help introduce you to a variety of opportunities.  If you are a seasoned volunteer these events and programs are a perfect opportunity to serve in a leadership role.  Programs and events include the annual MLK Jr. Day of Service Challenge, Alternative Break trips, Service Saturdays, and more.

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Service-Learning Courses

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The world is your classroom!  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.

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Opportunities After Graduation

Peace Corps

Many BGSU students have participated in the Peace Corps.  We encourage students considering the Peace Corps after graduation to stop by our office and learn more.  We can connect you with Peace Corps recruiters and past BGSU participants.


AmeriCorps is another post graduation option for students.  Many students enjoy AmeriCorps because it is an opportunity to continue serving with the community and helps them to develop crucial job skills.  We encourage students considering AmeriCorps to stop by our office and learn more.  We can connect you to local and regional AmeriCorps positions, provide mentorship, and connect you with past members.

Teach for America

Teach For America is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education.