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Community Partner Benefits

Community Partner is defined as a public, non-profit, or volunteer organization with a stated mission to address one or more identified community needs and that has specific expertise for addressing issues related to that need. A Community Partner may also be a for-profit organization awarded public funding to address a specific community need (such as a section 8 housing community, or private hospital, hospice, or nursing home that accepts public funding).

Community Partner benefits:

  • Recipient of projects that support/enhance the organizational mission
  • Access to faculty and student expertise and resources
  • Opportunity to gain long-term volunteers
  • Access to on-campus meeting rooms
  • Waived fee to attend Boro Browse
  • Opportunity to be a BUILD site!

Community Partner responsibilities:

  • Provide access to meaningful service opportunities
  • Provide a safe work environment
  • Provide answers to assist in successful project completion

Leadership Office responsibilities:

  • Provide limited background checks
  • Help community partners connect with faculty and student expertise
  • Ensure avenue for feedback before, during, and after service-learning project
  • Assist community partner in detecting potential projects

Last updated: 11/23/2016

Office of Leadership and Community Engagement • PO Box 8114 • (912) 478-1435 • leader@georgiasouthern.edu