Information for Community Partners
The Rollins College Bonner Leaders Program is a cohort-based community service program that pairs undergraduate students with local nonprofit organizations in an intensive, sustained manner.
The program achieves this by:
What can a Rollins Bonner Leader do for you?
The Rollins Bonner Leaders Program sees the community as a co-educator and partner in teaching and learning. By partnering with the Rollins Bonner Leaders Program, your organization will:
Bonner Leaders will typically be more prepared than the average volunteer to take on more intensive roles with your organization, ranging from project coordination to grant writing.
Rollins Bonner Leaders are expected to develop the knowledge and skills related to their service work over their four years at Rollins. Their personal development should be reflected in their responsibilities at their service site. Each year, students take on increasingly more complex responsibilities with their community partner.
Community Partner Guidelines
We see your role as co-educator and facilitator of an effective relationship between your organization and a Rollins Bonner Leader. It is highly recommended that someone from your staff be assigned to the student as a manager and mentor to their service. Your Bonner site supervisor will work with the students in creating a Community Learning Agreement (CLA) and will sign off on hour logs. It’s preferred that the site supervisor be present for the majority of the time that the student is on-site with your organization.
Community Learning Agreement: The CLA is a thoughtful way for Rollins Bonner Leaders to consider their own developmental goals in collaboration with the goals of the organization. This agreement is at the core of the partnership, enabling students and service sites to achieve mutually valuable goals.
Hour Logs: Hour logs are printed time sheets that the student and site supervisor will sign off on to affirm the student’s service hours at your organization. Deadlines will be provided.
Who is a Rollins Bonner Leader?Rollins Bonner Leaders are full-time undergraduate students who are passionate about working with the community and dedicated to addressing some of the greatest challenges of our time through community-based learning and service.
Serving six to eight hours per week during four academic years and completing at least one summer internship experience, Rollins Bonner Leaders gain extensive experience working with and contributing to nonprofit organizations.
Values & Beliefs
The Bonner Foundation:
Learn more about the National Bonner Program.