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Business Volunteers Unlimited brings them together to enrich Northeast Ohio. That’s what we do. Join us.

Business Volunteers Unlimited brings them together to enrich Northeast Ohio.

That’s what we do. Join us.

“My business wants to give back”

Serve your community: Have an impact in the daily operations of nonprofits – and in the lives of everyday people – by using your skills to benefit those in need.

“My nonprofit is looking for support”

Enlist a behind-the-scenes coach: From referring volunteers to providing consultations, support and training, we’re here to help build up your nonprofit.

Ready to get involved?

Volunteer Center

Volunteers Make a difference. The Volunteer Center at BVU brings together nonprofits with volunteers ready to help in Greater Cleveland.

Summer of Service with Deloitte.

Business Partner Breakfasts

Network with other employers that give back strategically and discuss best practices with peers from a diverse group of businesses.

Cleveland Indians Volunteer Challenge

Join the Volunteer Challenge

Volunteer 4 hours and receive 2 tickets to select Indians Games.

25K Connect

BVU and Keybank present 25k Connect

Energizing Northeast Ohio businesses to give back in celebration of BVU's 25th Anniversary.

We strive to build a strong and vibrant community in Northeast Ohio.

BVU links the diverse knowledge and experiences of business leaders with the needs and opportunities of nonprofits. By connecting and combining the talents of businesses, nonprofits and individuals, everyone succeeds. Best of all, it enriches our community.

Join us in this common purpose.

Upcoming Events

  • Chat with Champions

    BVU’s Chat with Champions is an opportunity for individuals to meet business and civic leaders shaping the future of Northeast Ohio.   Chat with Champions will be featuring Dr. Margaret McKenzie, President, South Pointe Hospital, Cleveland Clinic as the presenting speaker. Dr.  McKenzi...

    May 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Executive Leadership Series for Nonprofit Professionals

    Executive Leadership Series for Nonprofit Professionals Take part in this powerful series to understand what you can do to make the most of your leadership style and become a more effective leader in the nonprofit sector. Whether you are a current executive director or have plans to move into a mor...

    June 1 @ 8:30 am
  • Role of the Board – Cleveland

    Over 5,000 nonprofit board members trained As nonprofits face growing complexities and challenges, getting the governance right has never been more important.  As a board member, you bring relevant skills, expertise and networks to the organization.  It is important to have a clear understanding o...

    June 7 @ 8:00 am - 11:15 am

Featured News

Celebrating 25 Years

  BVU is celebrating 25 years of engaging businesses and nonprofits to work together to strengthen Northeast Ohio! On behalf of the Board and Staff, thank you to the businesses, nonprofits, foundations, and volunteers in Northeast Ohio for your many years of dedicated...

Indians Volunteer Challenge

  Many people across Northeast Ohio help their communities and experience the joy and fulfillment of volunteering. In the eight years the Indians and BVU have partnered on the challenge, over 42,000 volunteers have performed over 302,000 hours of service in Northeast...

Be a Superhero – Think Pro Bono

Post by BVU Staff:  Judy Tobin, Director, Leadership Development It is the start of the day and time to make all that magic happen again. You know that you do great work, you are appreciated and you actually enjoy your job, but at times you may, as we all...

Latest Tweets

Thank you @BVUVolunteers for 25 years serving NEO. You help business engage and strengthen nonprofits to benefit everyone in the community. #BVU25 #makeadifference

We are so honored to present Dick Pogue with the first ever Civic Leadership Award for being a role model for community engagement, board leadership, volunteerism, philanthropy, and business support of the nonprofit sector in NEO #BVU25

Another throwback to our presenting sponsor of the evening @keybank! Not only are they leading the 25k connect challenge, but they have been with us for all 25 years #BVU25


Thank you to our host and one of our founding members @JonesDay! We cannot wait for 25+years of service! Throwback to the 90s! #BVU25

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