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Management Volunteer Program

Looking for a way to build your résumé and help the local community? Then join our Management Volunteer Program. This program is designed to help you gain real-world experience while developing your skills through volunteerism.

Participants must complete 25 hours of volunteer work with one nonprofit organization throughout the course of the semester. There will be weekly written reflections, along with a final program review to be completed.

Any undergraduate student interested in participating in this program must attend an information session where program policies and procedures will be outlined. RSVP on BizLink is required to attend the information session.

If you have any additional questions, contact the Career Resource Center at mgt-crcugt@buffalo.edu.

Participating Organizations

Our students have volunteered with the following organizations:

American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
African Global Villages
American Red Cross
Boys and Girls Club
Buffalo ReUse
Buffalo Urban League
Buffalo Public School 45
Chron’s and Colitis Foundation
Educational Opportunity Center
Families Child Advocacy Network
Gloria J. Parks Community Center
Hospice and Palliative Care
Jericho Ministries
Junior Achievement of Western New York
Literacy Volunteers of Erie County
North Gate Health Care Facility
Northeast Family YMCA
United Way of Buffalo and Erie County
University at Buffalo Wellness Center
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Wienberg Campus
Women’s and Children’s Hospital

What Students Are Saying About MVP

Adam Daniel '10

"The Management Volunteer Program was one of the exceptional experiences in my school life. Through four years of school, I, frankly speaking, have not done much volunteering. The MVP actually gave me valuable and memorable experiences to meet some new people outside of the campus. It provided a type of bridge between campus life and real-world life."

Shakia Williams '12

"My overall experience of the Management Volunteer Program is that it was a life changing experience for me. It helped me see things that I have never seen before in a clearer way, and it also helped me address my weaknesses and what I need to do in preparing for the working world ahead of me."

Mina McGee '13

"Through my experience I learned so many skills that are transferrable to the business world and my future career, including time management, teamwork and public speaking. It was so fulfilling to help the community through this program. I would encourage other students to get involved and participate in the Management Volunteer Program."