DogFest Walk n' Roll
A community celebration of volunteerism, civic engagement, and leadership, DogFest Walk n' Roll is our annual philanthropy event to raise funds and awareness for Canine Companions for Independence. Canine Companions is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.
#GivingTuesday is an annual one-day event on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, which is seen as one of the largest days of philanthropic giving year-round.
Volunteer & Community Service Events
We organize several service days throughout the year. Each service day, the Center for Student Engagement works with various community partner sites in the community to set up volunteer opportunities for students. Transportation is provided, so students just have to sign up and come to campus to participate. These service days give you a chance to meet other students interested in volunteering and learn about a community organization, while supporting our community partners. Our annual service days include; Martin Luther King Day of Service, Cesar Chavez Day of Service, September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, National Make a Difference Day, and Greeks in the Streets.
Family weekend Service Day
We help to coordinate two service days for families interested in volunteering at various locations in the community.
- Each April the Associated Students of the University of Nevada hosts Family Weekend, which is a time when students invite their families to visit town and participate in a weekend of activities. We coordinate a service project for students and their families.
- Each August the Center for Student Engagement collaborates with New Student Initiatives to plan and promote a service day for students and their families the weekend before fall semester starts.
This annual program is a collaboration between the Joe Crowley Student Union and the Center for Student Engagement. Each year, we select a community partner organization that serves local children in low-income families. Students have the opportunity to spread holiday cheer by signing up to purchase Christmas gifts for one child.
Democratic Engagement Events
National Voter Registration Day
Every year the Center for Student Engagement, in collaboration with ASUN (Associated Students of the University of Nevada), puts together a voter registration event during National Voter Registration Day (fourth Tuesday in September). For events planned for this day, visit the University of Nevada Events page.
National Voter Education Week
National Voter Education Week (NVEW) helps voters bridge the gap between registering to vote and actually casting a ballot. During this week of interactive education, voters have the opportunity to find their polling location, understand their ballot, make a plan to vote in person or remotely, and more. NVEW strives to help voters overcome common barriers to become confident voters and ambassadors of voting in their own communities for every election. For events planned for this day, visit the University of Nevada Events page.