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COVID-19 Policy Update on In-Person Community Service (Fall 2021)

The Bonner Office of Civic Engagement remains committed to doing work that meaningfully addresses community needs. Because we care about the health of our students and our community, we want to provide the following guidelines as students return to in-person service.

For the Fall 2021 semester, in accordance with Spelman’s Path Forward and Return to Campus Plans, in-person community service activities will resume. Students are asked to continue to observe campus health and safety protocols which include mandatory mask wearing, frequent handwashing, disinfecting, and testing.

We have been working with community partners to identify and develop volunteer opportunities that keep the health and safety of all in mind. You can find those opportunities in Spelman Serves. Additionally, opportunities will be sent via email as they arise.

We know the tremendous benefits of in-person community service, both for students and for our community. We look forward to supporting in-person community service activities as long as it is safe to do so. We will revisit these guidelines for the Spring 2022 semester and in the event that community health conditions change to determine if adjustments are necessary.

Any students, faculty, staff or partners who have questions about this policy update can reach out to The Bonner Office of Civic Engagement at


  • How many community service hours do I have to complete?
  • Can community service hours from previous semesters be rolled over?
  • What is considered acceptable community service?
  • What is considered unacceptable community service?
  • I received an Incomplete during my Freshman/Sophomore year, what happens now?
  • Is transportation provided?
  • Where can I perform my community service hours?
  • What if the organization I am volunteering with is not listed on GET CONNECTED?
  • How do I submit my community service hours?
  • I can’t find a service site that fits my schedule. What should I do?

Contact Us

Bonner Office of Civic Engagement
350 Spelman Lane S.W.
Box 1543
Atlanta, GA 30314

Campus Location
Manley Student Center, Upper Level

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