Court-Ordered Service Referral
If you have community service hours to complete, several agencies post opportunities on our calendar that indicate if they accept “court-ordered” service. If you are unable to find one that meets your needs, here are other ways Volunteer Memphis can help:
Contact Agencies Directly
If you have many hours to complete, or need to complete them within a short time, you may prefer to work directly with an agency where you can work repeatedly, or for longer shifts. Check the list below for organizations that accept court-ordered volunteers and contact them to see if they have available opportunities. You may also browse all our nonprofit partners through our Partner Directory.
Keep in mind: If you set up projects with an agency directly, they will be responsible for the final verification of your service.
Explain Why you are Volunteering
Some agencies won’t work with Court Ordered volunteers, or do so only on a limited basis. Be up front with them and explain why you are calling.
If you need to complete court-ordered community service, please refer to the list below for a list of non-profit agencies that work with court-ordered volunteers who have misdemeanor offenses. Contact the agency directly to coordinate and schedule your service hours.
Please note: FLEX Projects do not accept court-ordered volunteers and will not count towards your community service hours.
Dress for Success
Fayette County Animal Rescue
Friends For Life
Germantown Community Theatre
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis
Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County
Karat Place, Inc.
Memphis Athletic Ministries
The Memphis Center for Independent Living
Memphis City Beautiful
Memphis Child Advocacy Center
Mid-South Food Bank
Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Sacred Heart Southern Missions
UCAN of Memphis