Community Service Volunteers

Court-Ordered Service:

We do accept court-ordered volunteers on a very limited basis. All individuals must present documentation verifying the type of offense. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, have no criminal record in sexual offense, theft, violent crimes or animal cruelty. Court ordered community service volunteers are required to pay a $20 (non-refundable) fee to cover their background check. GIHS reserves the right to refuse any court-ordered volunteers for offenses not listed above.

School Community Service:

If your school community service requirement is 10 hours or more, you must attend a Volunteer Orientation. If you or your student need fewer than 10 hours, volunteering at any one of our community events, organizing a donation drive or becoming a part of our Operational Support Team are the qualifying opportunities.

Corporate and Group Volunteers

Interested in volunteering with your work colleagues, social organization, or school group? GIHS partners with one-time or recurring groups of up to ten adults for shelter tasks, days of service and special projects. However, due to safety requirements, each group must designate (1) one team leader per (10) ten adults who must complete training prior to the group’s volunteer date. In order to allow ample time to complete this process, please submit your application (3) three weeks in advance of your desired date(s).

To review further group volunteering policies and apply for opportunities please click here.

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