Palmetto Goodwill Community Service
When you choose to complete your community service with Palmetto Goodwill, your donation of time, talent, and expertise help people with diverse challenges achieve their goals of becoming self-sufficient and contributing members of their community.
Court Ordered Community Service Policies and Procedures
Palmetto Goodwill welcomes individuals who are required by a court to do community service. We reserve the right to deny any individual in need of court-ordered community service hours the ability to volunteer with the organization based on the nature, type, and/or specifics of their offense. Palmetto Goodwill will not be a party before the specific Court which orders the service, there is no jurisdiction over the organization and the Courts cannot order Palmetto Goodwill to allow an individual to volunteer with the organization. Individuals will be judged solely by their offense(s) and not by any other means, including, but limited to age, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.
Below is the application process for court-appointed community service. All of the items listed are required to process your request.
- Completed court-ordered community service packet
- Copy of your State Issued ID and Social Security Card
- All information listed below
Individuals going through Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) or similar programs
These individuals must provide the community service coordinator with paperwork from the courts stating the offense for which the individual is doing community service, the number of hours required and completion deadline. Individuals also need to provide the community service coordinator with their PTI case workers name, address, and telephone number. Every individual going through PTI has to have a background conducted at the courts. If the individual fails to comply with any rules or regulations they will be exited from the program.
Court Ordered Community (Non-Pre-Trial Intervention or similar programs)
Individuals that are choosing Palmetto Goodwill to complete their community service must go through background checks that run through our organization. These individuals must provide paperwork from the courts or from his/her probation officer to include the probation officer’s name, address, and telephone number, the offense for which the individual is doing community service, the number of hours required and the completion deadline.
Palmetto Goodwill will not accept a volunteer for court-ordered community service credit who is ‘being charged’, pleading guilty to or having been found guilty of certain serious offenses including but not limited to:
- Violent/Abusive Offense
- Ex: Murder, attempted murder, assault, domestic violence, child abuse, child neglect, or accessory to any of the proceeding offenses
- Theft/Breach of Trust/ Financial Fraud/ Burglary
- Ex: Theft from employer, burglary, accepting stolen property, multiple check frauds, extortion, accessory to any of the proceeding offenses
- Sexual Offense/ Abuse
If interested in fulfilling your community service hours with Palmetto Goodwill, please pick a location and fill out the form below. Our stores are open 7 days a week from 10 am – 9 pm Monday through Saturday and 10 pm – 7 pm on Sunday.