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Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity offers a safe, flexible, and fun place to fulfill court-related volunteer requirements. We have a separate process to get our court-related volunteers qualified and processed on paper. After that, our court-related volunteers perform the same tasks as the rest of our volunteers, whether it's on a Build Site, at the ReStore, or in the office!
Any volunteer who intends to accumulate hours for the legal system qualifies as a "court-related volunteer."
Many of the court-related volunteers at Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity are volunteering due to reckless driving tickets, first-time charges of drunk in public or DUI, and other such offenses.*
Any volunteer who is asked or recommended to accumulate hours by some member of the legal system is considered a "court-related volunteer." We confirm volunteer service for probation officers, court-ordered therapists, for ASAP programs and other similar programs, etc. These are all considered "court-related" and should join our court-related program.
Any volunteer who is choosing to accumulate hours before a sentencing date or before a hearing/trial is also considered a "court-related volunteer," if that volunteer wishes to receive an official letter of confirmation.
*Note that the GFHFH performs background checks on all of our incoming volunteers. Read further for more detail about what charges and/or criminal history are never accepted into our programs.
We offer two primary opportunities for court-related volunteers: accumulating hours at the ReStore or accumulating hours at the Build Site. Each individual volunteer may choose whichever option works best for them, depending on schedules and individual preferences!
Generally speaking, our ReStore offers volunteer opportunities six days a week (Monday-Saturday), from 9 am to 5 pm. Volunteers can work in one large 8-hour block of time, or in smaller 2-hour segments within those hours.
Our Build Site generally offers volunteer opportunities on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 8:50 am to 3:30 pm, offering volunteers an 8-hour day to get a lot accomplished on the Build Site!
ReStore volunteers generally help with loading and unloading donations, stocking items, cleaning and maintaining the ReStore, organizing items in the ReStore, and assisting customers. What Build volunteers work on depends on what the needs are at the construction site! Build volunteers can participate in many different aspects of the home-building process, from yardwork to laying floors, to installing siding and drywall or painting walls!
Whatever court-related volunteers choose to do, Habitat offers an opportunity to make a difference and learn new things, while accumulating hours!
With any specific questions, contact the Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 540-891-4401.