+ Volunteerism

Thriving Community

Employees expect it. The community needs it.

A vibrant community supports business success.

Whether you employ 5 people or 5,000 people, and your community engagement is fledgling or fine-tuned, BVU can help your business tailor and elevate your approach to meet your strategic goals and employee desires.

We connect passionate people with opportunities to serve.

Ready to make a difference?


There’s more than one way to connect with your community.

Volunteers make a huge impact in the daily operations of nonprofits and in the lives of everyday people. BVU’s business engagement programs find volunteer opportunities that connect an individual’s passion with an organization’s pressing need. Learn how you can invest in our shared future and make a lasting change in the lives of others and—in your own life..

Summer of Service with Deloitte.


BVU’s board matching program helps professionals find the right nonprofit board where they can make an impact. More than 60% of candidates connected by BVU move into leadership positions on those boards.
Pro Bono Consulting


Experts from human resources, technology, finance, marketing, real estate, law and other professions are needed to help nonprofits with specific projects. Share your specialized skills and talents.
Volunteer Team Projects

Volunteer CONNECT

Team volunteer projects can make a tremendous impact while promoting teambuilding and boosting morale among employees.

Strategic Community Involvement Builds Powerful and Enduring Community Relationships


“When you think about developing leaders, one of the things that’s really important is to give people the opportunity to experience leadership and to experience leadership in different environments.  Frankly, early in their career. We (KeyBank) think placing people on nonprofit boards is a great way to do that.”

Christopher Gorman, Chairman and CEO
Key Corporate Bank



Meaningful Matches


“The board matching program has given our professionals an opportunity to work with the BVU professionals to find the right place for them to give back in the community.”

Karyn Sullivan ,Chief Operating Officer
Bober Markey Fedorovich

Educate and Consult

Creating Opportunities, Building Communities

We create opportunities for you to network with and learn from other employers that give back strategically in Northeast Ohio. We listen to your needs, help you determine priorities and design the community engagement solutions that make sense for your business. Your people. Your priorities.

Volunteer Center

Young Leaders Integration

Young professionals are an integral part of our work force. Find out how to engage your staff and build bright opportunities for community service.

Encore Cleveland

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

The Minority Pipeline Initiative recruits, connects, and trains individuals of color and other minorities for board service in addition to helping nonprofits create an environment of inclusion.

Volunteer Resource Center

Business Partner Events

Every year we present over 40 seminars packed with useful and practical knowledge, from nonprofit governance and management topics, to board roles, public policy and corporate logistics.

Consulting & Training

Strategy Development

Access the knowledge, expertise and experience of BVU to help you get the most out of your community outreach, philanthropy and employee engagement. We work with you to understand and design a strategy and policy recommendations that enable you to make a greater impact in our community.

Development of Employee Volunteer Committee

Create or energize an employee-led steering committee to plan an annual calendar of impactful volunteer events. BVU helps you define the structure and responsibilities of an Employee Volunteer Committee and identify potential participants.

Employee Volunteer Interest Survey

Assess current volunteer activities and employee interests through BVU’s Employee Volunteer Interest Survey. Leverage your findings to inform a community engagement strategy that delivers results for your business, your team and the community.

Customized Community Engagement Event

Let BVU bring the training and education to you through tailored on-site programs that inspire your employees to support community needs and become effective members of nonprofit boards.

Enrich the impact of your community engagement for all your employees.