Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn something new and have fun. United Way of Southern Nevada offers a number of opportunities that welcome volunteers under the 18. Some of these opportunities require a parent to be present, some do not. The opportunity descriptions will note any age limits or requirements.

Next Generation Actively Gaining Experience (NGAGE)

United Way of Southern Nevada is pleased to offer Next Generation Actively Gaining Experience (NGAGE). All high school students in southern Nevada are encouraged to participate in the NGAGE program. This program promotes volunteerism among high school students, and recognizes those students who participate in community service.

What is NGAGE?
  • NGAGE is a program to encourage more southern Nevada high school students to volunteer in their community.
  • NGAGE is a program which recognizes the great work that high school students are already doing in their community.
  • NGAGE is an avenue for high school students to make a difference in their community and to make Southern Nevada a better place.
  • Volunteering allows individuals to learn new skills, meet new people and experience new things.
  • Volunteering experience makes a great addition to resumes and college applications and can influence hiring and/or college admissions.
  • Studies show that students who volunteer do better in school and are more likely to graduate.
  • Recognizing volunteers is a great way to encourage future volunteering and ensure a positive connection to the community.
  • Nevada is ranked 50th out of 51 states and D.C. in terms of percentage of population who volunteer. We want to show the rest of the country that Nevadans do volunteer!

In order to participate in the program, a student must register with United Way of Southern Nevada volunteer program and agree to track their volunteer hours on this website or by using the NGAGE timesheets. In order to register for the NGAGE program, you must create a volunteer account AND sign up for the NGAGE opportunity, here.

Students must electronically submit their hours via their Volunteer Center website account by April 1st, 2014, to be recognized at the recognition event. Seniors graduating in 2013 who complete 300 hours (between April 1st, 2011 and April 1st, 2014) will receive a special cord that may be worn at graduation.

Students can volunteer at any local non-profit, house of worship or school and must have a volunteer supervisor (that is not a relative) sign to verify service. Students are encouraged to register for service activities on the UWSN website, but can submit all volunteer hours.

Students can sign up for the NGAGE program by clicking HERE