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Service Required for School

We are happy to host students who need to satisfy their school’s community service requirements. All volunteers must be at least 10 years of age. Volunteers ages 10-13 must be accompanied by a chaperone at a minimum ratio of 1 chaperone to 5 youths. Volunteers 14 and older may come without a chaperone. All volunteers under the age of 18 are required to bring a signed parent consent formThe waiver is good for the entire calendar year. You can register for sessions in our calendar, where you will also find our youth waiver.

Please email if your school requires the following:

  • Verification of hours via website
  • Formal letter with verified hours and letterhead

Please notify a Volunteer Coordinator before your session if your school requires the following:

  • Signed hours of completion

Court Referred Volunteers

All court-ordered community service volunteers must be approved by the Volunteer Team to have hours verified.

Food Lifeline’s Court-Ordered Volunteer Guidelines

Food Lifeline accepts volunteers convicted of the following offenses:

  • Traffic violations
  • Driving while impaired
  • Misdemeanor drug charges
  • Non-violent misdemeanors
  • Theft-related misdemeanors

Food Lifeline does not accept applicants convicted of the following:

  • Violent crime
  • Theft-related felony
  • Crime of a sexual nature
  • Crime whereby the conviction relates to the volunteer position

Approved volunteers must follow all of Food Lifeline’s volunteer procedures.

Steps to complete court referred community service hours

Step 1.        Please review qualifications to this program above.
Step 2.        Fill and submit the application below.
Step 3.        A Food Lifeline Volunteer Coordinator will notify of your application status (typically within 5 business days).
Step 4.        Once approved, please view our calendar for available times and schedule a session that works best for you.

For Verification of Hours

Please forward the verification link to

For Letters of Recommendation

  • Volunteers must complete 24 service hours within the last 12 months
  • Please provide your first, last name, email and date needed to to receive a signed PDF letter of recommendation on a Food Lifeline letterhead.