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Bonner Volunteers

Get Involved

A number of Bonner community partners welcome additional volunteers. Students who volunteer alongside TCNJ 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 TCNJ Bonner Community Scholars programs after serving with us.

If you are interested in becoming a Bonner Volunteer, please follow the steps below:

  1. In order to volunteer, TCNJ students must email bonnervolunteer@gmail.com expressing interest.
  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.  Once matched, we will forward 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. TCNJ 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, please email bonnervol@tcnj.edu.

 

Here are a few of the TCNJ Bonner Community Partner 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

 

Contact

Center for Community Engagement
Forcina Hall, Room 337
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628

609.771.2548
bonner@tcnj.edu
tcnjcel@tcnj.edu

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