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Bonner Volunteers

Here are the steps you need to take in order to become a Bonner volunteer:

  1. In order to apply, students must complete the Google Form application by Friday, March 13, 2020. We recommend drafting your responses in a word document first before entering them into the form and hitting submit!
  2. After your request is received, we will send you several Google Enrollment forms to complete.
  3. We will schedule you based on the community service sites you selected and your submitted availability, forwarding your contact information to the appropriate Bonner team site leader.
  4. The Bonner team site leader will then reach out to provide information and expectations specific to the site, including but not limited to: attire, the nature of your work, and the community partner you will be working with.
  5. For transportation, you will meet the Bonner Scholars on the decided date(s) and time(s) to travel together to the site. We have vehicles dedicated solely to providing transportation to and from service sites. Bonner Scholars and Bonner staff are authorized to drive these vehicles. Personal transportation to and from site will not be permitted.

If you have any questions or need some clarification, please write bonnervolunteer@gmail.com, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Get Involved

A number of Bonner community partners welcome additional volunteers. Students who volunteer alongside Bonner Scholars are called Bonner Volunteers (B-Vols). B-Vols are able to serve on a regular or occasional basis, and we often reach out to these students when we have large projects or last-minute needs. Bonner Volunteers become instrumental members of our site teams, and often apply to the Bonner Community Scholars programs after serving with the Institute for a year.

Here are a few of the TCNJ Bonner sites that are open to B-Vols:

  • El Centro de Recursos Para Familias – Basic Language Instruction, ESL
  • Fernbrook Farms – Environment and Education
  • Greg Grant Academic Sports Academy – Education, Youth Development, Mentoring
  • TCNJ Campus Garden & Mercer Street Friends Food Bank – Emergency Food Distribution
  • PEI Kids – Life Skills Classes for Juvenile Offenders, Writing Workshops
  • Trenton Central High School (BTE) – Arts/Media Service Learning, Tutoring, College Prep
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