Community Partnerships


The Bonner Center for Community Engagement defines two types of partnerships based on the duration, responsibilities, and learning opportunities of the volunteer activities. Each type of partnership requires an increasing level of responsibility from community partners in the role of co-educators. Following is a brief outline of the types of partnerships and expectations:

One-Time Volunteer Opportunity (i.e. special event, weekend service project)

  • Brief orientation of organization
  • Description of activities & expectations
  • Supplies & equipment provided
  • Access to water & restrooms

Ongoing Volunteer Placements (including Bonner Scholars Program)

  • Volunteer position descriptions
  • Liability insurance that covers students volunteers
  • Application & interview process
  • Orientation to agency
  • Relevant training as outlined in a training module
  • Integration of volunteers into agency operations & staff
  • Supervision & timely feedback
  • Evaluation

A list of Community Partners can be found here.

Becoming a Partner

If you would like to become a community partner please download and fill out an information sheet. You can submit online via e-mail or mail them to our office.

For more information contact:

Laurie Chandler
Director of the Bonner Center for Community Engagement
lchandler@berry.edu
(706) 238-7885