Get involved with these annual events! Volunteer as an individual, as a club or
residence hall, or with a group of friends.
Make a difference in the lives of others by participating in these
annual events, or volunteer on a regular basis with on-going opportunities. See the current volunteer opportunities here!
For clubs, organizations, departments, or residence
halls wishing to create a specific service day for your group, contact BCVS
directly. You can also fill out this form and sign up for our Service Saturdays program, a challenge
to get a different group serving in the community every Saturday!
BCVS hosts Alternative Service Break Trips over Fall
and Spring Breaks. In Fall 2011,
students traveled to Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA, and Macon, GA to engage in
various community service projects.
Consider joining us on our next trip, March 3-10, 2012!
Are you interested in creating your own service project
for campus? Submit all inquiries into
the BCVS office. Include: name, contact
information, title of service event, purpose, who the event will serve, and
what assistance is needed from the BCVS office.
Please allow sufficient time for your request to be considered.
experience is useful to employers!
experience helps demonstrate your involvement with different demographics,
economic groups, religions, geographical locations, and social, political and
cultural issues. This shows an employer that you are a well-rounded student
and that you will take the initiative to try new activities, be involved in
your community and world, and make a difference in the lives around you.
people categorize volunteerism with “other” on their resume causing it to
become lost among the other sections. Present your volunteer work
experience and community engagement on the same level you would as your paid
work experience, as it demonstrates the importance and level of achievement of
your work. Highlight your volunteer experiences by:
Placing work in chronological order, inter-mingled with
paid work jobs, in reverse date order (with the most recent work at the
top). By doing this, you are highlighting yourself and proving the value
of your work is equal to that of a paid position. Some things to include
- Volunteer position
- A description of job
responsibilities and tasks
- Skills required
- Dates of service
- Number of hours
- Trainings received
You can also separate your volunteer work from your
paid work to establish the different skill sets you obtain from the different
types of work you have performed.
Quantifying work is the easiest way for an employer to
understand your commitment level. While they want to understand the
skills you obtained from the volunteer work, they also want to know how your
work is quantified. Include such figures as:
- Volunteer hours
- Amount of money
- Number of patrons
- Percentage of
successful events and programs
If you can relate each of these to a monetary figure as
well, employers will be even more impressed! For help, refer to The Value of Volunteer Time
to determine how much your work is worth.