Community service is time contributed to a nonprofit or public service organization. The community should be benefitting from the time and work you put in.
Make sure you are volunteering with an actual organization (not an individual), you are not being paid, you are supervised by someone who is not a family member and your activity does not include proselytizing (sharing faith).
The organization may email your hours through the organizational email address. Remember that they must include your first and last name, hours, and what you did while you were there. Some organizations have a form; you may scan or take a picture of the form and submit that.
When are my hours due?
The deadline to complete your hours is the Monday of finals week.
What happens if I do not complete my hours?
A transcript hold will be placed on your student account until the hours are complete.
Some examples of community service:
Habitat for Humanity
Student Organizations at each campus are involved with giving back to the community
Coastal Cleanup Day
Meals on Wheels
Lone Star College Foundation Events – Golf Tournament (November) and Gala (April)
If you do not see your interest in the above list please contact, LSC-Promise@lonestar.edu to ensure your time will be accepted.
Working with an organization to build home for people in need
Participating in an environment clean-up event
Volunteering to work at a booth for a food drive or charity race
Volunteering with established student organizations at your campus
What does not count as community service?
Building a deck with a friend
Picking up trash during a hike with friends
Donating cans to a food drive or running a race
Proselytizing (sharing faith)
What if I do not want to do the hours?
The hours are part of the scholarship agreement that you agreed to before you were awarded. If you feel that you do not want to complete this part of the agreement you may repay the scholarship. If your scholarship is not enough money to warrant your hours, you may deny the scholarship. Contact LSC-Promise@lonestar.edu with any additional questions.