Community Service Opportunities

What Counts as Community Service

Community service is time contributed to a nonprofit or public service organization. The community should be benefiting 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 Program must not:

  • Result in compensation, payment or remuneration of any kind for 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 8 community service hours must be completed and submitted.
June 1: Second set of 8 community service hours must be completed and submitted.

New Nevada Promise Candidates (current high school seniors)

June 1: One set of 8 community service hours for new high school seniors must be completed and submitted.

Submissions Instructions

Complete the online NSHE Community Service Reporting Form. The information you will need to submit your community service hours will be:

  • NSHE ID (provided to you in your admission letter)
  • Date of service
  • Number of hours
  • Brief description of responsibilities and duties
  • Brief description of how the activity performed contributed to our community

Community service supervisor’s name, email, and phone number. For questions, please contact us.

Any applicant who knowingly submits false or misleading information is ineligible to receive a Nevada Promise Scholarship.

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.

Organization Contact
American Red Cross
Prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Joaquin Roces
Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
Enhancing the quality of life for children, ages 0 to 18.
Nichelle Hull
Eddy House
Promotes self-sufficiency and empowerment to homeless, runaway, foster, and at-risk youth ages 12-24 by providing safety, basic needs, and access to community resources in Northern Nevada.
Meredith Tanzer
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Dedicated to preserving all qualified Nevada public lands as wilderness, protecting all present and potential wilderness from ongoing threats, informing the public about the values of and need for wilderness, and restoring and improving the management of wild lands.
Richie Bednarski
Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
Creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement.
Matthew Salazar
Kylie Stevens
Kiwanis Bike Program
Teaching bike safety and repair, donating the majority of the refurbish bikes to youth organizations and schools of Northern Nevada.
Ellen Jacobson
Nevada Museum of Art
Striving to offer meaningful art and cultural experiences, and foster new knowledge in the visual arts by encouraging interdisciplinary investigation.
Chelsey Lundin
Northern Nevada RAVE
Providing respite to families caring for children with special needs while training high school volunteers to work with these very special children.
Betsy Aguiar
Note-Able Music Therapy Services
Creating lasting changes in the lives of people of all abilities through music.
Dena Sweigart
Our Center
Establishing and maintaining a safe, empowering, and supportive center in Northern Nevada that addresses advocacy, education and services.
Meredith Tanzer
Reno Little Theater
Producing high-quality theatrical experiences that inspire, entertain, and enrich our diverse community.
Staff
Sierra Arts
Strives to provide education opportunities for artists of all ages, as well as development and training, financial support and promotional and marketing assistance.
Tracey Oliver 
Sierra Nevada Journeys
Delivering innovative outdoor, science-based education programs for youth to develop critical thinking skills and to inspire natural resource stewardship.
Michael Casale
Sierra Safari Zoo
Educates and entertains young and old alike.
Staff
Special Olympics Nevada
Dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sports, education and athlete health.
Jordan Clements-Fitts
United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra
We link the community's will and resources to improve lives.
Ashley Cabrera
Urban Roots
Founded on the idea that food is a powerful tool for academic and sustainable agriculture instruction.
Dave Hoffman
Kim Daniel
Washoe County Regional Parks
Providing exceptional parks, open space and recreational opportunities while preserving our natural, historical and cultural resources.
Denise Evans
WCSD Volunteer Services
Providing safe, productive community volunteers, volunteer programs, no-cost worker resources, and other resources for the academic support of all of Washoe County School District in a cooperative, efficient and friendly manner.
Dext Thomas

Note: Inclusion of an organization on this list does not indicate endorsement by TMCC of the organization's mission, practices, views, or information included in the organization's linked websites. TMCC cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability for any conditions, hazards or risks, or for any related personal injuries or property damage arising directly or indirectly from an individual's participation in activities of these organizations.