Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience : Office of Student Life

Buck-I-SERV Advisory Board

Buck-I-SERV relies heavily on the assistance and passion of the Advisory Board to help in the planning stages and implementation of all Buck-I-SERV trips. The Advisory Board is composed of students who are passionate about service, travel, leadership, social justice, and event planning. The Buck-I-SERV Advisory Board contributes to the planning of over 80 BUCK-I-SERV trips each year to different cities across the nation and the world working on a range of social issues.

The Advisory Board is composed of 15-20 undergraduate students who dedicate time to aid in the coordination, planning, facilitation, and execution of all Buck-I-SERV trips and trainings.  Advisory Board members meet weekly, on Tuesday evenings, throughout the entire academic year for training and planning. The Advisory Board position is un-paid.

Advisory Board responsibilities include:


• setting-up trip logistics 
• communicating weekly with non-profits and community organizations 
• connecting to resources in Buck-I-SERV trip locations
• marketing and event planning
• creating educational training and development for participants
• exploring social justice issues
• mentoring trip leaders
• collecting feedback for program improvements

Members of the board focus on learning in the following areas:


•    Become proficient in planning and organizing complex travel and service details  
•    Become spokespersons for the importance of developing active citizens
•    Be able to effectively and professionally communicate with non-profits and community service organizations 
•    Gain increased knowledge and understanding of social justice issues and education 
•    Gain facilitation skills as a facilitator of discussions, activities, and reflections
•    Implement large-scale training and reflective programs for student peers, campus staff and faculty

The Buck-I-SERV Advisory Board application process for 2017-2018 Advisory Board members is now Closed. Please check back with us in November 2017 for information. 

For questions about the application and Advisory Board position, please contact Bailey Harr (Harr.72@osu.edu or 614-247-2525)