Q: I've been accepted into AmeriCorps, now what?
A: Once a student had been accepted into AmeriCorps, he/she should complete the online AmeriCorps Orientation Training before enrolling as an official AmeriCorps Member.
Q: What is BWBRS?
A: Bonner Web-Based Reporting System (BWBRS) is the tracking system used by Siena College and the Bonner Foundation to ensure that all service members engage in service that is meaningful and beneficial to the community. It is used for all hour tracking purposes and must also be utilized by your school as the site supervisor verification of hours.
Q: What is my username and password on BWBRS?
A: Unless you have changed your password, the username is your e-mail address and the password is your last name.
Q: What is a CLA?
A: A Community Learning Agreement (CLA) an agreement, which is completed at the beginning of each semester that the member creates with goals for completing their service and their hopes for the community they are working in. All CLAs must be completed before the start of service and are complimented by a service accomplishment at the end of each semester.
Q: How often should I sign hour logs?
A: Monthly—students must sign by the first Friday of the month and Site Supervisors must sign by the 15th of each month.
Q: How do I create a new position or training?
A: If you would like to create a new position or training and fit into one of the categories below, let us know about your idea by completing this survey.
- To log hours against a position that is not available on BWBRS
- Create a CLA against a position that is not available in BWBRS
- To log hours for a Training or Enrichment Event that you attended
Q: Does the prohibited activity list mean that I can't engage in any political activities whatsoever while I'm enrolled in AmeriCorps?
A: Not necessarily. AmeriCorps members, like private citizens, may participate in lobbying, political, or advocacy activities on their own time, at their own expense, and at their own initiative. Members may not wear AmeriCorps logo items in such instances and may not count any hours spent engaged in these activities toward their AmeriCorps term.