Last year Food Bank of Alaska
distributed 9 million meals.

Court-Mandated Volunteers

All volunteers are valuable. Individuals ordered by the courts to perform community service have contributed many volunteer hours to further Food Bank of Alaska’s mission. Thank you for choosing us to serve our community and fulfill your court-mandated community service hours.

Court-mandated community members are approved on a case-by-case basis depending on the nature of the offense. Food Bank of Alaska reserves the right to decline any applicant.

If the charges involve felony convictions, crimes against children, crimes of a violent nature, or crimes of a sexual nature, you will not be considered for court-mandated community service at Food Bank of Alaska. We accept offenses related to misdemeanor drug charges, traffic violations, driving while impaired, and other non-violent misdemeanors. It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.

Please carefully review the information below and complete the form near the bottom of this webpage. Someone from our team will be in touch with you within 48 hours to review your application.

Food Bank of Alaska has moved to a bigger warehouse!

We’re excited to have a bigger space to distribute more food to more communities throughout Alaska.

All volunteer events will take place at 2192 Viking Drive going forward.

COVID 19 Protocols at Volunteer Events

Masks are required for all volunteers at indoor events, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required for outdoor events, like Mobile Food Pantries.  

Tips for Court-Mandated Volunteers

  • Food Bank of Alaska staff must pre-approve all court-mandated volunteers before they sign up for volunteer shifts. Walk-ins are not permitted.
  • If you are unable to attend, please make sure to cancel your registration 24 hours in advance of the activity to open up a spot for another volunteer. Our volunteer events often have several waitlisted individuals waiting for a spot, and we need full volunteer shifts to efficiently feed thousands of Alaskans. There is a link to cancel your registration in the confirmation emails.
  • If you miss more than two scheduled appointments without notice of cancellation, you will not be able to complete the rest of your service hours with Food Bank of Alaska.
  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to fulfill court-ordered hours.
  • Volunteers must follow all safety and training procedures.
  • Signing in for your shift is required to track your service hours.
  • All hours are maintained in a permanent database for court purposes.
  • Bring any paperwork with you that requires signatures from Food Bank of Alaska staff.
  • Use courteous and respectful language at all times.
  • We reserve the right to:
    • Cancel or turn away any court-mandated volunteer that does not follow our safety procedures, guidelines, and dress code.
    • Immediately dismiss court-mandated volunteers who attempt to forge time sheets.
  • Court-ordered community service is voluntary and subject to termination by you, by our staff at will, with or without cause or reason, and with or without notice at any time.
  • Please review our FAQs and Policies here for additional information.

Next Steps

Completing the online form does not guarantee your requested service opportunity with us. Someone from our team will be in touch with you within 48 hours to review your application. When we contact you, we may need a few additional details before making a decision about your court mandated volunteer request. You are not allowed to sign-up for volunteer shifts until you have been approved.

It is critical to upload or email the necessary court documents for our staff to review your request in a timely fashion.

If you have any questions, please refer to our FAQ’s page that can be found here.

Thank you for choosing Food Bank of Alaska to serve our community and fulfill your court mandated community service hours!