If you have been ordered by the court to complete community service in Denver then it’s important that you find an organization to volunteer with in a timely manner. The sentence will include a deadline for when the service must be completed to avoid fines or other repercussions. In some instances, you will be aided in finding a volunteer opportunity that complies with your requirements.

Of course, you should always check with the court to make sure the company you plan on volunteering with is an approved place that will count toward your service hours. Many courts can give you a list of approved locations when requested. This list contains a few potential organizations that allow volunteers to do community service with them. Note that these places can always use the help of volunteers, not just those that have been court-ordered to complete community service hours.

Goodwill Industries of Denver

Goodwill is on a mission to improve the workforce and invest in people. They have been serving the Denver community for nearly a century and they offer a variety of volunteer opportunities. Goodwill is a non-profit organization and their retail locations help support career development programs. Volunteering at a Goodwill location is an excellent option for those looking to complete community service hours. Simply go to the retail location you are interested in volunteering at and ask to speak with a manager to get started.

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver

Habitat for Humanity is an organization that builds and sells homes to hard-working people that are in need of an affordable, safe place to live. Habitat for Humanity has helped over 750 families in Denver with the help of their dedicated volunteers. Volunteers looking to complete community service hours are welcomed and can sign up for shifts online or at the Denver ReStore location. It’s important to note that court ordered volunteers cannot be accepted if the hours were assigned for actions related to burglary, theft, violence, aggression, or crimes that involved minors.

arc Thrift Stores

Supporting arc Thrift Stores enables the company to provide employment opportunities to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Donations encourage sustainability through the repurposing of items. Rewarding volunteer opportunities are always available at the arc’s multiple locations. Flexible volunteer shifts are available any day of the week. Volunteer tasks may include sorting donations, stocking shelves, and tagging merchandise. The arc is a perfect place to complete community service hours for those with busy schedules that need flexibility for their volunteer time.

Second Chances Denver

Second Chances is a non-profit training program that offers skill-based job training for women. The goal of the organization is to help women overcome poverty at any stage in their life. They help women that were incarcerated, homeless, victims of addiction, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. The training program helps the women with their work ethic, life skills, basic employment requirements, customer service, and other marketable skills. This organization is always in need of volunteers and allows people to complete their community service hours with them.

By: Dan Murphy

Denver criminal defense lawyer Daniel M. Murphy provides clients in the Denver area with aggressive and sympathetic legal representation. He graduated from the University of Denver Law School in 1994 and worked as a public defender before starting his own practice in 1996. He has defended clients accused of the most difficult criminal and alcohol-related charges. He also serves as a Moot Court Judge for Denver-area law students who rely on his mentorship.