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NJ Bonner AmeriCorps Enrollment - Part 1 - Application Packet

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Step 1: Confirm AmeriCorps Eligibility

To serve in the NJ Bonner AmeriCorps Program, an individual must:

  • Be a US Citizen, National or Legal Permanent Resident;
  • Be at least 17 years of age;
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED or be actively working towards a diploma or GED; and 
  • Successfully complete a three-part criminal history check which includes the National Sex Offender Public Website, a check of the designated state repository in New Jersey and in the state the Member resides at the time of application, and a Self-Certification.  Please contact Program Manager, Kristi Cordier, if you have an applicant who resides in a state other than IL, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN or VA.


Gather the required Eligibility Documents from applicants during the Member Application Process.  You must view the original copies of the following documents and make photocopies to submit with the Member Application.    

  • Government-issued photo identification (State Identification Card, State Driver's License, Public School Identification Card); 
  • Government-issued birth certificate, US passport, Legal Permanent Resident Card or Certificate of Naturalization; and
  • Signed Social Security Card. 


Step 2: Ensure that the Applicant Completes the Member Application FULLY and CORRECTLY

Click Here for the Member Application. 


Step 3: Attach Applicant's Eligibility Documents to the Member Application

Clearly legible photocopies of the documents referenced in Step 1 must be attached to the Member Application.


Step 4: Attach Applicant's Resume to the Member Application


Step 5: Attach Applicant's National Sex Offender Public Website check results to the Member Application

Please refer to the Visual step-by-step guide for the NSOPW to conduct the pre-enrollment National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) check that must be completed and documented for all applicants.

The printed and signed copy of the applicant's NSOPW check result(s) plus any supporting documentation must be attached to the Member Application.  


Step 6: Attach the Applicant's Education Documentation to the Member Application. 

Applicants MUST submit evidence of the highest level of education by including a photocopy of his/her High School Diploma, GED, College Transcript or College Diploma.


Step 7: Attach the completed New Jersey State Police Criminal History Check Form (Blue Form) to the Member Application

Applicants MUST complete Section B and Section E.  Be sure that the applicant signs and dates Section E.  


Step 8: Applicant completes Self-Certification Form

Member Self-Certification.pdf

The Member Self-Certification will take place of the FBI Fingerprinting process.


Step 9: Complete the AmeriCorps Application Checklist  

Click Here for the Application Checklist.


Step 10: Mail or Hand Deliver the Member Application and Required Documents to the Bonner Foundation AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE DESIRED START DATE for the Member.  

The Member Application comprises, and will be rejected without, all of the following:

  • Application Checklist
  • Member Application
  • Eligibility Documentation (see Step 1)
  • Resume 
  • NSOPW Results
  • Education Documentation 
  • New Jersey State Police Criminal History Check Form (Blue Form)
  • Member Self-Certification 


NOTE: Under CNCS rules, Members CANNOT commence their term of service until the NSOPW check is completed, the New Jersey State Police Criminal History Check Form and Self-Certification Form has been completed.  



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