Court-Ordered Volunteers

If you have court-ordered community service hours to complete, you may be able to find opportunities through HandsOn San Diego.


Step 1: Create an account

Create an account on our site. Register HERE.

Please note: Individuals who have been convicted of or charged with any crime involving or relating to child abuse or neglect, child pornography, child abduction, or any other violent offense, including kidnapping, rape or any sexual offense, or who have ever been ordered by a court to receive psychiatric or psychological treatment in connection with such crime or crimes are NOT permitted to register on this site.

Step 2: Notify Us

By HandsOn policy, you must notify us after you create an account, but before you sign up for HandsOn managed projects.

Please email us at and let us know that you have court-ordered community service hours to complete and include your full name, the number of hours you need to serve, and the nature of your offense.

Step 3: Find Volunteer Opportunities

Follow these instructions to find volunteer opportunities where court-ordered volunteers are permitted: 

From the Search Opportunities Page

  • Enter all required information in the "Basic Search Box"
  • Be sure under "Additional Filters" you click "Appropriate For"
  • Check the box for "Court-Ordered Volunteers"
  • Select any other filters you wish to search by
  • Click "Refine"
Some Opportunities Include:

Step 4: Sign Up & Volunteer

Sign up for projects that come up as appropriate for "Court-Ordered Volunteers" based on your interests and schedule. 

The information you need to attend each of the projects (ex. location) will be sent in a confirmation email immediately after you sign up. If you do not see an email, please check your spam box before emailing our team. 

Step 5: Request a Verification Letter

All of our projects are managed by either a volunteer Team Leader or the site's volunteer coordinator. They check-in all of the volunteers and verify your hours in our system so it shows up for you on the "My Account" tab. Once you have completed all the hours you needed with HandsOn San Diego, our staff will then be able to write a verification of hours letter. 

Please Note: HandsOn San Diego is not able to verify any hours for projects that are not managed by us. If you have signed up to attend a HandsOn San Diego project, here is a community service log to help verify and track your hours.

Email at least 4-5 business days in advance to request a verification of hours letter.