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Community Service

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.

Submission Deadlines

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.
Community Service
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.

Reminder: As an applicant, your current high school student number is your Promise Identification number.

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 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. Email or call our office to arrange for virtual supervision. 

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.

Organizations that offer Virtual Service Opportunities

We have listed a number of organizations that are providing virtual and in-person community service opportunities below. If you are interested in volunteering with one of these organizations please reach out to them directly. You can find more information by clicking on the link to each organization's website. You may volunteer with organizations that are not listed below as long as they follow the guidelines presented on this website.


Service Opportunities

Ronald McDonald House of Charities
(Email is preferred -
Contact Us link will send an email to the organization directly)

Things you can do from home:

Lunch is on Us! Program - Want to brighten someone's day? Then our lunch bag
& caring card decorating program is for you! Visit the House to pick up some
undecorated lunch bags or caring cards and a decorating guidelines sheet and
start decorating OR you can purchase your own bags (MUST be a size 8/8lb bag) from local Smart and Final grocery stores or Costco Business Center. You can
purchase 3x5 index cards (white or colored) at any local store with an office
supplies section for the Caring Cards.
Contact Us

Opportunity Village - Get Involved Frequently Asked Questions

Virtual Opportunities

Social Media Advocacy; Fundraising Campaigns; Research Opportunities; 
Share an OV story; Card decorating

* Application is required prior to completing service hours.

Support a Senior Las Vegas

Virtual Opportunity

Interact with seniors in Las Vegas.

* Application is required prior to completing service hours.

Call to Care

Virtual Opportunity

Interact with seniors via text, phone, and video conference

* Application is required prior to completing service hours.

CHD – Adopt a Grandparent

Virtual Opportunity

Connect with seniors in a senior living home via phone, video, and email

* Application is required prior to completing service hours.


Virtual Opportunity

Read audiobooks for the Free Public Domain.

Smithsonian Digital Volunteers

Virtual Opportunity

Volunteer to transcribe historic documents and collection records to facilitate research and excite learning.

Volunteer Match

Virtual Opportunities and In-Person Opportunities

* Must create an account prior to completing service hours.

Online Volunteering

Virtual Opportunity