The Community-Based Work-Study Program (CBWSP) offers students who have a Federal Work-Study award as part of their financial aid package opportunities to work with one of the Bonner Center’s community partner organizations. The program supports students in connecting their academic journeys with career exploration in nonprofit and public sectors.
If you would like to apply to work with one of the Bonner Center's CBWSP partner organizations, please take the following steps:
- Follow the links below to learn about sites that match your interests. Organizations that are actively hiring will have their CBWSP positions posted on their pages as "Opportunities." You may reach out to the site supervisors directly or respond to the Opportunities tagged "CBWSP" in the serve.oberlin.edu system.
- Complete the CBWSP application form which is required for their participation in the program.
New student hires who are being paid through Oberlin College for the first time must submit the following documents to the Student Employment Office before you may begin working:
Information for Students and Employers
To review options on how to receive your pay and additional forms that will need to be completed, please visit the Office of Student Employment.
- America Counts
- America Reads
- Backspace at the Bridge/Oberlin Public Library
- Bonner Center for Community-Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Research
- FAVA (Firelands Association for the Visual Arts)
- Illuminating Nations Through Offering an opportunity (INTO)
- Kendal at Oberlin
- MAD Factory (Music, Arts, Drama)
- New Agrarian Center
- Ninde Scholars Program
- Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra (NOYO)
- Oberlin Community Services (OCS)
- Oberlin Early Childhood Center (OECC)
- Oberlin Heritage Center (OHC)
- Office of Sustainability - City of Oberlin
- Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Oberlin Chapter
Read about how students are continuing to connect with community partners despite the challanges posed by COVID-19.
Read about the ways that CBWSP students have been enriching the lives of local seniors remotely.
Read about local historical research completed by Adrienne Sato '24 as part of her work with the Oberlin Heritage Center.