Complete the adult timesheet (PDF, 323 KB) on the go. Service Letter Request: After you`ve completed all your hours, it`s time to request a service letter. Hands On Atlanta writes service letters once a week on Wednesdays. It is important to know when you are faced with an urgent request. Please plan accordingly. We send digitally certified letterhead, on Hands On Atlanta letterhead, with a signature. They don`t just supplement mandatory hours of service. When you complete your community service, you are: When you write service letters, we can only confirm your verified hours of service. We understand that it can be frustrating to wait hours for verification, especially if you need it quickly. Please note that it usually takes between 5 and 7 business days for volunteer hours to be reviewed. If your hours are not verified within this time, please contact the organization directly.
Hands On Atlanta cannot review your hours for projects we don`t handle. If this does not work either, please contact Hands On Atlanta and we will notify the organization directly of the time check. Community Service Places for Adults (PDF, 466 KB) Therefore, your prescribed community service must be performed with a registered non-profit organization or through a government agency, and must be approved by the court, your probation officer or your school before it begins. It is your responsibility to make arrangements in advance with any organization you wish to volunteer with and ask if they are able to meet your documentation requirements. Hands On Nashville serves as a resource for volunteers who are required to complete court-ordered ministry and help connect individuals with meaningful opportunities that contribute to the community. It is unlikely that the prescribed community service would be provided for the benefit of a religious community (churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, etc.). Check with your probation officer, court liaison officer, school teacher or anyone who has assigned you community services to make sure your service is accepted before working with such an agency. You should ask the person asking you to do your hours of service if this type of speaker forum is acceptable, as you would do it alone and no one can monitor how many hours you have volunteered.
To confirm that these activities are taking place, please note that HandsOn Portland, Oregon has a website specifically for people in need of community services, particularly court-ordered, to help them get placed quickly. No organization is obligated to include you as a volunteer, no matter how much you need those charitable hours, and they can fire you immediately. You may be scrutinized more closely because the organization knows that you are doing this voluntary (unpaid) service because you have to do it, as if forced by a court. Service: You are now ready to go out and serve the ATL community! Whether you`re logging in via Zoom or heading to an in-person event, there are a few things to consider. Civil service is offered to meet fines, costs and fees ordered by the court if you are unable to pay due to financial hardship. Community service must provide real community benefits and be done in person in some locations. You can call organizations directly, based on your own interests, to find community service or volunteering. For example, if you love animals, call your local shelter. If you have a lot of time and enough money, you can take this voluntary « vacation, » but make sure your probation officer, judicial affiliation, or school agrees (in writing): Approved non-profit organizations for court-ordered community service are listed below. They are separated by location.
YOU are responsible for your transportation to and from a volunteer site. Choose charitable activities that are close to your workplace and home, which you can easily reach by bike, public transit, or on foot if you don`t have a car or other reliable means of transportation. In addition, some courts and schools do NOT consider volunteering online as part of your community service. You must first get permission before you start volunteering online to fulfill your charitable commitment. Volunteering for an organization that promotes a cause considered political may or may not be allowed: volunteering with a nonprofit that advocates for foreign languages to be taught in schools or helps register voters may be allowed, while volunteering for a political party is unlikely to be allowed. Check with your probation officer, court liaison officer, teacher at your school, or anyone who has assigned you community services to find out what is and is not allowed. Quickly access all approved, mandatory and court-ordered volunteer opportunities from our project calendar. For example, Habitat for Humanity home construction days are often booked months in advance. It`s worth checking out, but be aware that you probably won`t be able to volunteer for several weeks after you sign up. Habitat for Humanity doesn`t just mobilize volunteers to build homes – many chapters also organize repair events, mobilize volunteers for gardening, exterior painting, major or minor repairs, and more for seniors, people with disabilities, low-income people and others in need. Visit the website of the nearest Habitat for Humanity section – if you don`t see such opportunities online, write to Habitat for Humanity and nearby seniors` centres to ask if such programs exist and how you can volunteer for them.
Great opportunities to do community service in your own area. When you go to an organization to inquire about hours of service, don`t immediately say, « I have so many hours of community service. » Instead, say, « I want to volunteer with your organization and know how to get started right away. » This is not a lie – you will inform the organization of your charitable commitment at a much more appropriate time.