Student Community Service Opportunities

View a list of current community service opportunities below. Click on the opportunity for more information. We also encourage you to look for community service opportunities posted by our community partners: HandsOn NWNC and Love Out Loud.
Be sure to watch the Youth Volunteer Expo videos to learn more about some of the opportunities listed!

Click to Complete Your Community Service Form Online!

Virtual Opportunities

In-Person Opportunities

The Crosby Scholars team is working diligently to identify both virtual and in-person Community Service opportunities. If you choose to participate in an in-person Community Service opportunity we ask that you do so at your discretion and only if you have not experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19, which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, among others within the past fourteen (14) days and do not believe you have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by health authorities. While participating in a Community Service opportunity “social distancing” must be practiced and face coverings worn at all times to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19.  Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, Crosby Scholars and many of our partnering agencies have put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, Crosby Scholars cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.


Crosby Scholars are required to complete two hours of community service annually, although five hours is recommended for high school scholars. Scholars must submit a form – either online or via a paper copy- documenting their hours. Online forms can be submitted without adult signatures. However, paper copies must be signed by an adult and that adult can be a Crosby Scholar’s parent or guardian verifying the student did the community service activity.

Scholars who completed the Crosby Scholars Program during the previous school year may count hours volunteered after the previous year's deadline, including summer volunteer hours, toward the following school year's requirement.

Community service must be performed with a nonprofit agency or be an activity that benefits a nonprofit agency. The volunteer commitment can be fulfilled through scouts, school clubs, civic organizations, and/or certain church activities. While membership in a club or organization does not count as service, volunteering in the community in a club-sponsored activity does. For example, being a member of a youth choir doesn't count, but singing at a nursing home with the choir qualifies as service hours. Due to our nonprofit status, we are unable to accept volunteering on the political campaign of a specific candidate as community service.

If you have questions about whether your community service idea meets the requirement for the Program, please contact Crosby Scholars at Crosby Scholars Program staff reserves the right to determine if a community service activity fulfills our requirement.