GIVE Back. GO Forward.


Give Back by volunteering and help a BGSU student Go Forward.

Are you 60+?

BGSU, with the Ohio Department of Higher Education, has launched “Give Back. GO Forward.” to support BGSU’s Vital Communities Initiatives in the Bowling Green/Wood County and Firelands region. 

This program provides community members age 60+ the opportunity to volunteer at least 100 hours and receive a three-hour tuition voucher, for personal use or to give as a gift to an individual enrolled or planning to enroll at BGSU.   

The Bowling Green State University initiative encourages community members to link their volunteer service to areas of passion and expertise that impact critical issues in our community and region. In addition, we will provide opportunities for BGSU GBGF participants to serve alongside BGSU students, or in programs that are affiliated with BGSU community and civic engagement initiatives.

Benefits of volunteering include:

Research indicates that volunteering has numerous personal benefits, including:

  • Engage with your community
  • Increase your physical activity
  • Lower your risk of depression
  • Improve your memory
  • Form new friendships 
Give Back. Go Foward FAQs

We are not accepting applications at this time.

Please check back in 2018