Court-Ordered Community Service

If you have court-ordered community service hours to complete, you may be able to find opportunities through Give A Day Foundation.

How to get started

Step 1: Register

To sign up for projects, you must first register on this site.

Please note: Individuals who have been convicted of or charged with any crime involving or relating to child abuse or neglect, child pornography, child abduction, or any other violent offense, including kidnapping, rape or any sexual offense, or who have ever been ordered by a court to receive psychiatric or psychological treatment in connection with such crime or crimes are NOT permitted to register on this site.

Step 2: Notify Us

By law, you must notify any organization you wish to volunteer for that you have court-ordered community service hours to complete and provide information on the nature of your offense. To notify GADF, please email

Please include:

  • Full name

  • Number of service hours needed

  • Date service hours need to be completed

  • Nature of your offense

  • Parole officer information, (first & last name, phone & fax number) 

Check the box under service requirement in my profile tab that states (volunteering for court credits).

Step 3: Find Volunteer Opportunities

To find volunteer opportunities where court-ordered volunteers are permitted, log into your account, go to my schedule page and find an opportunity that interests you. Click the blue description tab next to the events. If court ordered volunteers are accepted it will be listed at the bottom of the page.

Step 4: Schedule

You can self schedule for any appropriate project and will receive a schedule reminder email 3 days before the project.

Step 5: Verify Hours

Whenever you attend a project, we strongly recommend that you get the site coordinator to verify the hours you have served at the end of the event. It is often difficult to get verification of hours at a later date.

Please Note: GADF is not able to verify any hours for events that are not managed by us. If you have signed up to attend a GADF event, we track and log all service hours.

GADF is not the beneficiary of any of its events. When you volunteer with our events, we use our financial resources, skills and experience to help you achieve the necessary hours needed to complete your court-ordered community service. GADF is 100% supported by monetary donations,  We ask all who are volunteering under court-ordered service to make a donation. Your donation helps offset our operating expense.