Welcome to HandsOn at BVU!



Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU) engages businesses, nonprofits, and the community to work together to strengthen Northeast Ohio.


What We Do

BVU is committed to supporting our mission by providing a variety of volunteer engagement opportunities for businesses and the community to engage in meaningful service.

The Volunteer Center at BVU offers hundreds of date-specific and on-going volunteer opportunities as well as Volunteer led projects via the HandsOn Opportunity Calendar. We also organize community wide Days of Service and Business Team Volunteer Projects.


Our Story

Since 1993, Business Volunteers Unlimited has connected thousands of individuals to direct service volunteer opportunities at hundreds of Northeast Ohio nonprofit organizations with the vision that Northeast Ohio businesses engage in volunteerism as a catalyst for a strong and vibrant community. Learn more about BVU’s history HERE.

HandsOn Northeast Ohio was founded in 2007 to engage the community and promote civic change by offering volunteers a variety of projects that connect community needs with their time and interests.

Today, HandsOn at BVU will work to continue the mission of bringing together Northeast Ohio businesses, nonprofits, and the community to strengthen the Northeast Ohio community.



In 2007, the HandsOn Network and the Points of Light Foundation merged into one single organization; creating the world's largest global volunteer network. A decade later, Points of Light operates through a network of innovative volunteer-mobilizing organizations located in more than 250 cities across 37 countries. Together we serve 83% of the nation. Points of Light envisions a world in which all individuals discover the power to make a difference and are equipped as active, engaged citizens. HandsOn at BVU is the official HandsOn Network affiliate office for Northeast Ohio.


HandsOn at BVU is also a proud member of Community Shares