Management Volunteer Program

Looking for a way to build your résumé and help the local community? Then join our Management Volunteer Program.

This program will help you gain real-world experience while developing your skills through volunteerism.

Participants must complete at least 10 hours of volunteer work with one nonprofit organization throughout the course of the semester. There will be written reflections, along with a final program presentation to be completed.

Any undergraduate student interested in participating in this program can view our online workshop for additional details. 

If you have any additional questions, contact the Career Resource Center at

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 Crohn'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."