The Regional Food Bank hosts all kinds of volunteers – individuals, groups, those completing school or religious education requirements, and those that are required to volunteer to fulfill court orders of community service.

Court Mandated Requirements

  • Court mandated volunteers will be asked the number of hours they need to complete, the date by which they must complete those hours, and the court issuing the hours.
  • Court mandated volunteers will track their hours in a binder at the Food Bank, recording the beginning and end time for each shift and having each shift initialed by a Food Bank staff person.
  • Upon completion of hours, the Food Bank will mail or fax a letter to the relevant court indicating successful completion of the program, if required. It is up the individual to request this paperwork.
  • Court mandated volunteers will work alongside staff and other volunteers and must wear work-appropriate clothing. No slippers, open-toed shoes, or sandals will be permitted.
  • Court mandated volunteers that spend time texting, using cell phones, causing disruptions or being otherwise unproductive will not have their hours counted and will be asked to leave.
  • Court mandated volunteers that schedule a shift and then fail to appear or call in advance to reschedule will not be allowed to return. They will need to contact the court for a different placement.
  • Court mandated volunteers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult during their shifts.

Getting Started

To begin your court mandated service, view the schedule (at left) for upcoming shifts and then contact our Volunteer Coordinators at 518-786-3691, x234 or by email at
We are unable to accommodate sex offenders due to the large number of children in our volunteer ranks.