The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley hosts all kinds of volunteers – individuals, groups, those completing school or religious education requirements, and those that are required to fulfill court ordered community service.
Court Mandated Requirements
• Court ordered community service volunteers perform their community service in our warehouse.
• Each court ordered volunteer will be required to read, understand and sign our Code of Conduct which details appropriate behavior, dress code, and warehouse safety policies while serving with us.
• Court ordered community service volunteers will be asked the number of hours they need to complete, the date by which they must complete those hours, and the court issuing the hours.
• The Food Bank, upon request, can email a letter to either the court-ordered volunteer or the relevant court indicating the number of successfully completed hours in our warehouse sorting room program. It is up the individual to request this paperwork in advance as it can take 2-3 business days to generate and send.
• Court ordered community service volunteers will work alongside staff and other volunteers and must wear warehouse work-appropriate clothing. No slippers, open-toed shoes, or sandals will be permitted as detailed in the Code of Conduct.
• Court ordered community service volunteers that spend time texting, using cell phones, causing disruptions or being otherwise unproductive will not have their hours verified and will be required to leave as detailed in the Code of Conduct.
• Court ordered community service volunteers that schedule a shift and then fail to appear or fail to call in advance to reschedule will not be allowed to return as detailed in the Code of Conduct.
• Court ordered community service volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult volunteer over the age of 21 while performing their community service with us.
To begin your court ordered community service, view the schedule on our volunteer page to register and sign up for upcoming shifts using our Food Bank Registration and Event Listing system CERVIS.
We are unable to accommodate sex offenders due to the large number of children in our volunteer ranks.