Humane Society of the Palm Beaches

Court Appointed Community Service Program

Program Purpose:

The purpose of the Court Appointed Community Service Worker (CSW) program is to use individuals seeking to fulfill court appointed community service requirements for Palm Beach County to help the League accomplish specific League goals.

 

Program Objectives:

This program is structured to meet the following objectives:

  • Daily, non-animal facing shelter maintenance

  • Food Bank support 

 

Criteria for Eligibilty: 

  • Candidates must be at least 17 years of age (ID or Drivers License required)
  • ONLY non-violent, non-animal & non-drug related misdemeanors will be accepted into the program
  • Proof of charges and required service (required) 
  • Letter from Probation Officer (optional) 
  • Palm Beach County residents only (ID must be provided)
  • Minimum of 40 hours of court appointed community service hours requirements 

If you meet ALL of the criteria above – scroll down and register for the next volunteer orientation that suits your schedule. Please note that this process can take a few weeks. It is each individual’s responsibility to plan their time accordingly if they hope to complete their court appointed hours at the League. 

 

How to get started:

If you meet the criteria listed above, your first step is to attend a mandatory orientation which you can register for by clicking HERE. Attending an orientation and scheduling a follow up interview with the Volunteer Manager are prerequisits to becoming part of this program. No exceptions will be made regarding these prerequisits. 

NOTE: Those that require hours for the court must be forthcoming at the time of their interview with the Volunteer Manager.  The Volunteer Manager will not sign off on hours that are outside of the approved roles that are outlined below.  The Foster program and other animal facing roles are not available to those seeking to fulfill court appointed hours. No exceptions.


Service Roles: 

Kennels – 8am – 4:30pm, Tuesday – Saturday

This role includes daily cleaning of kennels, cages, watering and feeding, preparing enrichment toys, taking out trash, shelter laundry and dishes etc.

Physical requirements: Commitment to a schedule, bending, lifting 25lbs plus, tolerance of noise and odors. 

 

Food Bank – 9am – 5pm, Monday – Saturday

This role includes rotation of food bank inventory, preparation of loose food items for feral cat groups, stocking donated items and light office work.

Physical requirements: Commitment to a schedule, bending, lifting 50lbs plus, customer service acumen and computer literacy.

 

Questions: Email the Volunteer Manager 

 

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561-686-3663

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West Palm Beach, FL 33409