BVU’s GIVE Program is designed to raise awareness among the next generation of civic leaders about the growing need for volunteerism in Greater Baltimore. The curriculum educates classmates on key community issues, inspires them to make a meaningful difference in Baltimore, and develops the necessary skills for success.
GIVE is a ten month program that begins in February and ends in November. The core components of the program include monthly learning seminars, volunteer opportunities and networking events that enhance personal and professional development. There is also a class project component that is designed to create a stronger cohort experience while strengthening leadership skills such as project planning, decision making and collaboration. Participants are asked to commit an average of six (6) hours per month to program activities.
Participants who have completed the Classmate experience are encouraged to continue their connection with the program and exercise their skills further by serving on the GIVE Advisory Board, serving as a GIVE Champion or by providing continued support as a GIVE Alumnus.
Learn more about BVU’s GIVE Program and meet our GIVE members at an upcoming Event!
Listen to the GIVE Podcast or Download the mp3 here
Learning Seminars feature guest speakers who discuss various issues relating to leadership. These seminars are open to the public and are intended to enhance the personal and professional development of attendees.
GIVE Classmates and Advisory Board members participate in volunteer opportunities that heighten their awareness of community needs and provide exposure to nonprofits that address those needs.
GIVE Classmates and Advisory Board members attend monthly workshops that educate them on community issues, allow them to explore personal volunteer interests, and assist them in identifying a path to become more deeply involved in the community through volunteerism.
GIVE networking events are opportunities to socialize with other professionals interested in making a meaningful difference in the community.