Community Service

Volunteer Opportunities for NVC

At NVC, we believe that service is an essential part of being a member of a community. NVC sponsors a variety of service projects each semester to meet the needs of the community and our volunteers. We also reach out to community non-profits to share their needs with our students as well. Everyone is welcome to participate!

"We encourage our students to make the most of their college experience by becoming involved on campus and in the greater San Antonio communities. By volunteering, students can foster a spirit of service, empathy, compassion, and civic engagement. In addition, volunteering provides our students with excellent opportunities to explore career options. Students use creativity and initiative in non-profit settings, gain confidence and leadership abilities, and experience diverse economic and cultural environments. These experiences are transferable to most organizational and professional environments and enhance the students' ability to pursue meaningful work upon graduation.

Your volunteer service is important and NVC recognizes outstanding student participants with the President's Volunteer Service Award."

 - Ric Baser, Northwest Vista College President 

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GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING SERVICE HOURS:
• Hours must be served while attending Northwest Vista College
• Submissions must include an upload of official documentation (letterhead or certificate) from the organization that you served with; indicating your name, date of service, total hours served, and contact information for the organization
• Service must be with an organization that is legally established in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or one of the territories.

WHAT CANNOT BE APPROVED UNDER NVC SERVES:
• Court-ordered community service
• Hours attending club meetings, fundraising, recruitment, or planning meetings, unless you are planning for an event to benefit the community, not a fundraiser for your club
• Hours teaching bible school, or proselytizing of any religion
• Hours that are needed to complete an internship for a class. 
 - For example, if the internship is required as coursework and the reward is a grade, then this is not service to the community. If a student continues to serve beyond the internship requirement, then those hours will count. However, if a student is doing service-learning for a portion of the grade, then the service will count.
• Any paid service at a non-profit.

 

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