Community Service Volunteers
Community Service is an essential resource for persons required by the court to perform community service. Supported by the City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Bar Association, Community Service matches registered program participants with community-based and public agencies who offer purpose-oriented supervised volunteer opportunities. Persons required by the court to complete community service as part of their sentence may be referred by an attorney, probation officer or a case advocate to complete community service before their court date or paying off court costs with community service.
Registration for Volunteer Service: All candidates for community service must complete an online form. This form is used during an assessment interview. Click HERE to access the community service form. Once completed, an interview with the program manager is scheduled to discuss case details and community service opportunities. During Covid-19 all interviews will be conducted via phone or video conference.
Schedule an Interview: At the end of the online registration form, a prompt will appear to schedule an appointment with the program manager. Call 703-836-2176, if you have questions. Interviews are scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, between 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. In certain cases, interviews may be scheduled outside of those hours. Interviews are mandatory prior to placement with an agency.
How we work:
Interview: Interviews last approximately 30 minutes. Within the interview, charges, work experience, skills, interests, availability, transportation resources and the program guidelines will be discussed Interviewees are advised to have any pertinent case information from the court, an attorney, and/or probation officer. A photo ID may be required in addition to a program fee.
Placement: Placement with a community service agency is based on the information provided and maybe influenced by the charge, transportation resources, time availability, skills, and experiences. Additional placements may be necessary when an individual is not able to complete his/her hours at their original worksite.
Tracking and completion: Once the volunteer hours are met, no later than three business days before the assigned court date, the site supervisor will verify the service hours completed and email the recorded hours to Volunteer Alexandria. When received, a completion letter will be prepared and sent to the legal representative or contact person court listed on the intake form. A copy will also be sent to the volunteer via email. In special circumstances the completion letter may be mailed.
Click here to send an email to the program manager.