Summer Service Project
The Bonner Scholar program requires that its students complete 280 hours of community service over 7 weeks for two of their three summers at Wofford. The Summer Service Internship is designed to be a more intensive service experience than during the school year, and it’s a great opportunity for the student to try out different career and personal interests.
Guidelines for Summer ServiceThere are several guidelines to keep in mind when choosing a site for summer service.
You must work with a non-profit organization
You can be paid for your service
You must complete the 280 hours over at least 7 weeks, but you may work more weeks if you like
You may only count up to 8 hours of service each day, even if working at an overnight camp
Your summer service may be completed anywhere as long as it is approved through the summer service proposal
A Community Learning Agreement, monthly calendars, and reflections are still required during the summer
You have access to funds through the Summer Living Stipend during each summer of service
Once you satisfactorily complete your service and account for all pre-distributed funds, you will receive $1500 from the Summer Earnings Stipend for up to two summers
Allocations for Summer Living StipendEach student can access up to $2500 to fund up to three summers of service. Summer Living Stipends can help pay for different living expenses including:
- Housing and Utilities
Summer Service ProposalYou must submit a Summer Service Proposal by Friday, April 15th, 2011, in order to have your Summer Service Internship approved by approved by the Bonner Coordinator. You must contact your site ahead of time in order to learn about your service commitment and get any other required information. You will need to know your site supervisor and all of their contact information. It is important to get this information in on time so that your site can be approved.
Summer Service DeadlinesFriday, April 15th, 2011 - Summer Service Proposals
Friday, April 22nd 2011 - Summer Living Stipend Proposal Due