The Salvation Army of Wake County

Community Service (Court Ordered or Attorney-Recommended)

Volunteer Procedure


  • Individual must be 18 years of age or older
  • Individual must contact the Volunteer Coordinator a minimum of 14-20 days before the service hours are to be completed
  • The only permitted charges are
    • Misdemeanor Traffic Violations (speeding, carelessness, etc.)
    • Open Container
    • Underage Possession of Alcohol
    • DUI/DWI
  • Charges considered on a case-by-case basis at the Volunteer Coordinator’s discretion
    • Possession of marijuana
    • Minor drug violation
  • No charge including felonies, sex offenses/sexual harassment, weapons, assaults, embezzlement, theft/larceny, major drug violations, etc. will be permitted
  • Individual must complete the Community Service Volunteer Application PRIOR to volunteering and a copy of the charge/offense MUST be attached to the application and returned to the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Once the Volunteer Coordinator has received and reviewed the completed application, a list of current available volunteer opportunities will be provided
  • The individual must track all community service hours on the community service log provided by the Volunteer Coordinator, and it must be signed by a Salvation Army staff member after each volunteer shift
  • Upon completion of all required hours, and after the community service log has been turned in to the volunteer coordinator, a verification letter will be written for the individual. The Volunteer Coordinator needs at least 5 days’ advanced notice of producing an official letter
  • The volunteer Coordinator will NOT provide any type of verification if the community service hours have not been tracked properly

To receive the required application or if you have any additional questions please email the Volunteer Coordinator.