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Community Service

Do you need Community Service hours? Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis! We welcome volunteers who need to fulfill high school, college, trade and other non court-ordered community service, as well as court-ordered under specific conditions. Keep reading to learn more!

High School, College, Trades and Other non Court-Ordered Community Service

Important: If this is your first time volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis, you must attend Volunteer Orientation.

High School students volunteering for school-required community service, please contact the Volunteer Services department at or call 314-371-0400.

Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis for non court-ordered community service is simple. When you first volunteer with us, whether on the build site or in the ReStore, ask for an orange timecard and log your hours on this card. When you have finished volunteering for the day, ask Habitat staff to initial your card to prove you volunteered that day. Do not forget to bring your orange timecard every time you volunteer. Once you are ready to get a validation letter, follow the instructions below.

Court-Ordered Community Service

If you wish to complete court-ordered community service hours, please contact our office. We require a screening with Volunteer Services prior to your first volunteer opportunity. Individuals not able to volunteer with us are those who have been charged with or plead guilty to one of any of the following offenses, including but not limited to: armed robbery, assault, aggravated assault, kidnapping, arson, robbery, and statutory offenses (sexual abuse, sexual assault, and rape). Individuals charged with or having pleaded guilty to the following offenses can be approved on a case-by-case basis: DWI, DUI, drug possession, drug sale offenses, violation of probation, burglary or theft. 

If you are eligible to volunteer, fax, please email our Volunteer Manager at proper documentation from the court, lawyer, or probation / parole officer that states your name, the specific offense, and the required number of hours to be served.

Once proper documentation has been reviewed and approved, you will be given further instructions regarding signing up for volunteer hours and documentation of your hours.

As with non court-ordered community service, you must have a Habitat staff person initial your card at the end of the volunteer day or shift. Once you have completed your required hours, follow the instructions on receiving a letter of validation.

Receiving a Validation Letter

Once you have reached your desired or required hours of service, fax both sides of the time card to 314-366-4320 or mail/drop it off at: Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis, Attn: Volunteer Services, 3830 South Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63118. Your request will be processed within two weeks of receipt and a letter will be e-mailed or mailed to the address given. 

For additional questions, contact Ella at

Validation letters will not be sent if we have not received your timecard. Additionally, we do not send validation letters for individuals completing court-ordered community service who did not go through screening. NO exceptions!




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St. Louis, MO 63118 

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