VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES & PROJECTS
Connecting passionate professionals with opportunities to contribute to a local nonprofit through board service.
BVU’s position at the intersection of nonprofits and businesses allows us to connect qualified, engaged professionals to local nonprofit boards.
The Volunteer Center
Homeless Stand Down
Team Volunteer Projects
Become A Nonprofit Board Candidate
Recruit Candidates For Your Nonprofit Board
BVU will set you up with skilled volunteers for FREE after learning more about your organization’s unique needs.
Tracking Our Impact
More than 60% of candidates move into leadership positions.
4,000+ Board Matches and Counting
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION PLACEHOLDER
I didn’t know what I had to give until I did the first skill CONNECT program. I’m always excited at the end of these “Ask the Expert” sessions. The nonprofits are so grateful and thankful. Nonprofit leaders are great at leading their organizations, so being able to help these professionals improve in areas where they don’t have expertise is so rewarding. When you work in a specific field every day, you almost forget that what you have IS a valuable asset to others without that skillset.
I know the volunteer assignment through BVU was only to be a few months but I believe on June 30 I will have completed over 13 years at E Prep/Breakthrough. It has been a great experience. Who knows – I may want to try our new volunteer opportunities in the future.
I was thinking small when at a recent “Ask the Expert” event, I was told to think and behave like IBM. This sentence, supported by tactical advice from an expert in finance and Quickbooks, made things become suddenly very clear to me. I was grateful to connect with someone who could told me to on my level about a very specific financial situation we were dealing with.
Nonprofit partners say…
Within a span of 60 minutes, Jamie [Gallagher skill-based volunteer] assessed my organization’s situation, explained the options we could consider, helped me put an action plan in place, and answered ALL of my questions.
BVU matched us with the perfect financial expert who catapulted our capacity and increased Executive Director skillset and widened organizational bandwidth. We are stronger and more ready to equip youth and uplift Cleveland’s communities through music and design.
I’m writing to thank you — working with Judy [our skill CONNECT volunteer] has been such a gift for our organization. Literary Cleveland is stronger because of Judy’s smart mind and hard work. We are incredibly grateful to her and BVU for this program.