HandsOn at BVU builds collaborative partnerships with local nonprofit organizations, schools, faith-based groups and other community agencies to create real change through volunteerism and community involvement.

Our nonprofit partners gain access to community volunteers, corporate groups, and a robust set of nonprofit services designed to help you achieve your mission.

Our goal is to connect the community and business sector with volunteer opportunities of all types, and to provide much needed assistance to our nonprofit partners. Whatever the need, we welcome new opportunities for partnership.

Our nonprofit partners can benefit from any or all of the following opportunities at NO COST:

Volunteer Recruitment

  • Nonprofits can post any type of volunteer opportunity in our Volunteer Center. This includes date specific and on-going volunteer needs.
  • Your organization is responsible for all volunteer communication and management.
  • Here's how to get started:
    • Create your Nonprofit Profile (please note: if you think your nonprofit may already be in our system, please contact to confirm.)
      • After you have created your profile a BVU staff member will review and follow-up with you. 
      • Once your Profile has been approved, you will be able to login to start posting your volunteer opportunities.

HandsOn at BVU Projects

  • Led by a trained HandsOn Volunteer Leader
  • Occur on a regular basis - once a week, once a month, etc.
  • Require a minimum of 4 volunteers
  • Projects will be posted to our volunteer calendar by HandsOn at BVU staff
  • Attendance will be reported by Volunteer Leaders
  • A limited number of HandsOn at BVU Projects will be offered each year based on volunteer interest and community need. Nonprofits who wish to become a HandsOn at BVU program partner, please contact

Corporate Team Volunteer Projects

  • HandsOn at BVU connects our Business Members to Team Volunteer Projects and Days of Service.
  • We offer both project referral (connecting a business to you via email) and fully managed projects (in which a HandsOn at BVU staff member works with your organization to scope, provide supplies, and manage the service day).
  • To specifically recruit business teams, contact Heather Englander at

For all general questions please contact Ann Cancelliere at or call 216-736-7711.