What Counts as Community Service?
Community service is time contributed to a nonprofit or public service organization. The community should benefit from the work you do. Community service must be performed immediately preceding the academic year for which you wish to receive a Nevada Promise Scholarship.
Community service performed to satisfy the eligibility requirements for participation in the Nevada Promise Scholarship Promise must not:
- Result in compensation, payment or remuneration of any kind of the student.
- Directly benefit a member of the family of the applicant or student, as applicable.
- Include paid or unpaid internships.
- Include donation of money or items as community service.
- Include participation in fund-raising events, but may include volunteering to assist in the administration of the event. For example, participating as a “walker” in a “cancer walk” to raise money for cancer research does not qualify as community service but volunteering to assist with registration, set-up or similar activities at the event may qualify as community service.
Community Service may be performed with or under the direction of a faith-based organization, but must not include religious proselytizing or persuasion.
Existing Nevada Promise Scholars (current college students)
January 1: First set of eight community service hours must be completed and submitted.
- We will validate community service hours from July 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021.
June 1: Second set of eight community service hours must be completed and submitted.
- We will validate community service hours from January 2, 2021 to June 1, 2021.
New Nevada Promise Applicants (current high school seniors)
June 1: One set of eight community service hours for new high school seniors must be completed and submitted.
We will only validate community service completed from July 1, 2020 to June 1, 2021.
Community Service Reporting Instructions
To report your Community Service hours, please complete the Nevada Promise Community Service Form. Before you submit your hours, please review the information above for community service eligibility requirements. Any applicant who knowingly submits false or misleading information is ineligible to receive the Nevada Promise Scholarship.
- Students must keep documentation of their completed community service hours and in the event of an audit must provide the physical copies of their signed timesheets. Some volunteer sites will have a timesheet or an online registration account for each volunteer, if so, please print a copy of the report for your records. If your volunteer site does not have a method of tracking your service hours, download and print this template for your records, Promise Volunteer Timesheet 2020-21. This record is for verification purposes only.
- Report completed community service hours using the CSN Promise Scholarship Community Service Form on or before the deadline to receive credit. The form will provide a verification email with a summary of the self-reported information. If you did not receive a verification email immediately after submitting the form, please contact our office at Contact Us.
Community Service Organizations
If you have other community service opportunities not listed below, please contact us. This list is not inclusive, you may volunteer at other organizations as long as they fit the criteria.
Note: Many of the virtual organizations do not track your participation hours, rather the projects you completed. It will be your responsibility to track the amount of time you spend volunteering. We encourage you to take screenshots/pictures of the times you log in to these websites to volunteer should we request this documentation to verify your hours. In addition, you may not have a traditional supervisor as you would with in-person volunteering. In this case, you may add the Nevada Promise Team contact information in lieu of on-site supervisors.
The inclusion of an organization on the attached documents does not indicate endorsement by CSN of the organization’s mission, practices, view, or information included in the organization’s linked websites. CSN cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability for any conditions, hazards, or risks for any related personal injuries or property damage arising directly or indirectly from an individual’s participation in activities of these organizations.