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WKU Bonner Partners


Bonner Community Partners

Previous and current Bonner partners include: Center for Courageous Kids, Community Education, Light of Chance, Buddy House, Bowling Green Independent Schools, WKU Food Pantry, Hope Harbor, South Central Kentucky Kids on the Block, Kentucky Museum, and Parker Bennett Community Center.


Types of Bonner Partners

WKU Bonner Leaders serve with a primary partner approximately 200 hours a year, equivalent to 6-8 hours per week. In addition, the Bonner Leaders serve in small groups in issue-based and site-based teams. Therefore, in addition to primary partners, some partners work with Bonner Leaders on one-time or short-term projects. Bonner Volunteers serve at least 85 hours a year with primary partners and 10 hours with site-based and issue-based service.


Responsibilities of Partners

 The responsibilities of partners are determined by the level of partnership. Primary partners train students to serve with their organization, develop a community learner agreement, provide regular supervision, and approve hours. Partners for issue-based work may meet with the Bonner Leaders to discuss the issue and opportunities to develop sustainable solutions. Partners are also expected to participate in the partnership evaluations.


How to be a Bonner Partner

 Any nonprofit organization interested in being a partner, should contact Aurelia Spaulding at Partners for primary service work are usually determined by the month before the semester. Additional partners are determined throughout the year. 

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 Last Modified 10/16/15