Court Ordered Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in completing your community service hours with San Diego Habitat for Humanity. 

San Diego Habitat for Humanity accepts, on a limited basis, volunteers who are required by a court to complete community service hours. We are happy to work with you to fulfill your community service obligations but we cannot accept volunteers who have a past or current:

  • Conviction of a violent or menacing nature
  • Conviction of an offense of a sexual nature
  • Conviction of theft or burglary

No one under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be permitted to volunteer.

All court ordered volunteers are required to complete their community service in one of our ReStore locations in Kearny Mesa, National City, or Escondido.  Volunteers with construction background may be approved to work on one of our construction sites.  The Volunteer Manager and Superintendent will approve that service on a case by case basis.

All court ordered community service volunteers will be required to submit a copy of their original court paperwork and ID along with an application and signed Community Service Policy, and be screened and approved BEFORE beginning their community service.  Hours worked prior to approval will not be verified.

To begin the volunteer process, read and sign the Community Service Policy, and fill out the Court Mandated Volunteer Application.  Contact Volunteer Manager Chris Orkwis at to obtain approval.  Include in your email:

  • Your signed documents
  • Your offense
  • Which ReStore location is most convenient for you (Kearny Mesa, National City, or Escondido)

The Volunteer Manager will respond to you with approval status.

Please do not sign up for volunteer service outside of this process.  Your hours may not be approved if you do.

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