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Community Work-Study (CWS) Program


The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) offers students with Federal Work-Study (FWS) awards a variety of experiences through our offices and community partners. Students can be employed at community partner organizations, in the CCE’s main office, or at UR Downtown.

CCE Community Partner Assistants

Students may earn their FWS awards by engaging with a non-profit or governmental organization in the Richmond region, supporting the agency’s mission and participating in its daily operations. To sign up, students should first explore the CCE's 30+ community partner organizations using our interactive map. Once students have selected a partner organization, they can register online and indicate on the registration form that they wish to earn their FWS award through service at this partner organization. This is a full semester (preferably a full year) commitment and a regular work schedule of at least two hours per week is required for participation in the program. Once registered, students will receive additional information and training.

Review the full job description.

CCE Student Coordinators

CCE student coordinators are essential to the work and mission of the CCE. Working approximately five hours per week, student coordinators support the daily functions of the CCE offices, events, student outreach, and more. Students with civic engagement experience have opportunities to serve as leaders through Action Group positions or leading individual initiatives. In addition to completing weekly office hours, student coordinators are encouraged to attend CCE educational events throughout the year.

Review the general CCE Student Coordinator job description or the CCE Student Coordinator Office Assistant job description. To apply, please follow the instructions on the Student Employment web site.  

UR Downtown Student Coordinators

UR Downtown Student Coordinators split their time between work at UR Downtown and a downtown or a Richmond Families Initiative partner organization. UR Downtown Student Coordinators work about five to eight hours a week. Hours are generally between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., but could include other evening/weekend programs with prior notification. At various points in the semester, these hours may include meetings and professional development trainings. Team meetings are held every first Friday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at UR Downtown.

Review the full job description. To apply, please follow the instructions on the Student Employment web site.