Staff Engagement

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement connects student, faculty, staff, and community stakeholders in social change efforts that value the knowledge and potential in our communities.

We know that our colleagues across the University are passionate about their work and deeply committed to the Richmond region.

Whether you're interested in finding a one-time service opportunity or connecting your skills and interests to an organization for ongoing service as an individual or with a group, we invite you to connect with us, learn with us, and engage with us.


Inquires about community engagement opportunities in the region are always welcome. If you have any questions, please email or visit our office on the second floor of Tyler Haynes Commons.


Learning more about our communities is an important first step to meaningful engagement. Here are a few ways to begin your exploration.

  • Explore our current partnerships in the Richmond region.
  • Stay up-to-date on local government through RVAGOV, a student-led resourse supported by the CCE.
  • Learn more about the history and culture of Richmond on LearnRVA, a platform currently being developed by the University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Union University, Reynolds Community College, and the Valentine Museum.
  • Participate in signature CCE-sponsored learning events, including Brown Bag Discussions, Summer in the City, RVA First Fridays, and One Book, One Richmond programming.


Service opportunities abound in Richmond. Here are a few ways to search for current community needs.