Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County

Court-Ordered Volunteering

Habitat welcomes court-ordered volunteers

If you live in Whatcom County, call our office at 360.715.9170. Before you can volunteer, you must do the following:

  • Provide written confirmation from the court of the number of community services hours to be completed.
  • Complete a brief safety training and orientation at our office in Bellingham.
  • Complete a volunteer-interest form, a criminal background check, a liability waiver, and a community service acknowledgement.

We welcome court-ordered volunteers, with a few exceptions. We cannot accept:

  • Anyone with convictions of a violent nature.
  • Anyone with convictions for sexual offences.
  • Anyone who has been convicted of a felony in the past seven years.

What do I have to do as a volunteer? Depending on your schedule, interests, and our current needs, you can volunteer in our store, office, or on a work site.

You must sign in when you arrive at the work location and sign out when you leave. A Habitat staff member must initial the Volunteer Sign-In form, to verify your attendance and hours.

NOTE: Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County reserves the right to terminate any volunteer’s service if the participant is in any way unproductive, disruptive, or behaves in a way that negatively impacts the accomplishment of the daily goals.

Questions? Contact our volunteer coordinator Shelly at volunteer@hfhwhatcom.org, or by phone at 360.715.9170 ext.1016.

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