Court-Appointed FAQs

Court-Appointed Workers

The Brazos Valley Food Bank welcomes those that need to complete probationary or court ordered community service hours.

               

 

What do Court Appointed Workers do at the Brazos Valley Food Bank? 

Court-Appointed Workers may assist with sorting food donations, working in the warehouse cleaning, sweeping, mopping, wrapping pallets, or assisting in food assembly setup. They may need to lift up to 40 lbs. and stand for long periods of time.

 

When Can I Work or Fulfill My Hours?

Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 12:30 pm-3:30 pm

During these hours, Court-Appointed Workers could be working with non-court appointed individuals, such as volunteers from local businesses, civic clubs, student groups, etc.  

All court-appointed workers must fill out an online application and self-schedule their hours.

The Brazos Valley Food Bank is currently limited to the number of Court-Appointed Workers that be accommodated during these hours, since our building is under renovation and activity is occurring in temporary space.  All times are subject to change due to seasons or availability.

 

Where will I be fulfilling my Court-Appointed HoursThe Brazos Valley Food Bank is located at 1501 Independence, Bryan, TX 77803.

 

What is the youngest age one can perform Court-Appointed Hours  with the Brazos Valley Food Bank?

Court-Appointed Workers are required to be at least at the age of 17 to work at the Brazos Valley Food Bank without adult supervision. If you are under 17, you must have a parent or guardian with you during your shifts.

 

Can the Brazos Valley Food Bank accommodate Court-Appointed Workers with special needs?

The Brazos Valley Food Bank is wheelchair accessible and climate controlled.  Most tasks require some motor skills and some decision making, so it best to discuss ahead of time individual needs with the Assembly Coordinator to find the best fit. 

 

Are there any special dress code requirements we need to know about?

Court Appointed Workers are required to wear closed-toe and closed heel shoes (such as tennis shoes).  Long jeans or pants are preferred; shorts are allowed.  The work that will be performed is active. You will be on your feet the entire time, moving and lifting. So, dress comfortably. The Volunteer Center is climate controlled - if you are warm or cold natured, take that into consideration. While the atmosphere at the Brazos Valley Food Bank is relaxed, it is important to use good judgement when selecting your attire during the summer months.

 

Is there a safe place to keep personal belongs on site at the Brazos Valley Food Bank?

Currently, the Brazos Valley Food Bank provides a designated area in the Volunteer Center where Court Appointed Workers can place their personal belongings. The designated area will be located in plain sight to allow individuals to have a visual of their belongings at all times.

 

Can one get documentation from the Brazos Valley Food Bank that shows that we completed our Court-Appointed Hours?

Yes, but this is not automatic.  Please request this from the Brazos Valley Food Bank’s Assembly Coordinator.  The documentation, on Brazos Valley Food Bank letterhead and signed by the Assembly Coordinator, will state your name, total volunteer hours completed, dates volunteer work took place. 

Are there certain offenses for individuals assigned to community service that the BVFB does not allow? 

Yes, you may not do community service at the Brazos Valley Food Bank if your offense is for robbery/theft, violent crimes, or sexual crimes. 

 

Was your question left unanswered?

Please email our Assembly Coordinator for more information!

 

Are you ready to get started?  Click here to fill out your application today!