Mandatory Community Service Program
Thank you for your interest in completing your required service hours with Clothes Less Traveled (CLT). Your support is appreciated. Our goal is to provide a structured and rewarding volunteer experience that will motivate you to continue serving long past the fulfillment of your required hours! Our program includes the ability to utilize the Volunteer Information Portal (VIP) to schedule volunteer shifts - more details on that at orientation.  We recommend you develop a weekly schedule now so your deadline doesn't sneak up on you.

STEP 1) DETERMINE YOUR ELIGIBILITY.

AGE: The minimum volunteer age is 15. 

CRIMINAL CHARGES: The following criminal charges are NOT accepted: felony-level charges, probation violations, any charges related to theft, violent offenses (including battery), any offense that involves sexual contact or harassment, and any crimes against children.

STEP 2) COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE ONLINE CLT APPLICATION. You can access the application form below. Please note, all fields must be completed for the application to be processed.

STEP 3) COME TO A SCHEDULED ORIENTATION.  After we receive your application, you will receive an email with upcoming orientation times.  This session lasts 20-30 minutes and you can either begin volunteering after orientation or schedule yourself to come back another time.

Required Paperwork:

Court issued paperwork listing your specific criminal charge, sometimes called a sentence sheet is REQUIRED before you can begin volunteeringA signed statement from your attorney, listing the specific charge will be accepted if court paperwork has not been issued. 

If you are volunteering to help pay fines or volunteering for pre-court hours (ex: your lawyer recommended you go ahead and volunteer), you will still need to submit the criminal violation (traffic ticket, etc.) and participate in the court-mandated program.


Please Review Program Requirements:

Volunteers assist with general housekeeping, donation processing, and loading/unloading. The ability to stand for an entire volunteer shift, climb stairs and lift up to 30 lbs is required. Cell phone and headphone use are not allowed while serving your volunteer time.

All volunteers are required to view the entire "CLT Safe Lifting" video. The video can be accessed online via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYKTaxRh178&t=6s. Be sure to watch the video prior to ORIENTATION.

If you can agree to the expectations outlined above, please continue and fill out the application form below. Thank you for supporting our mission!


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Required Service Hours Details

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Waiver and General Guidelines

General Volunteer Waiver:

I understand that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Clothes Less Traveled volunteer. There may be certain qualifications I must meet before I may begin volunteering.

I hereby release the Clothes Less Traveled, its agents, and its representatives from any liability and responsibility that may arise in connection with my volunteer duties. I also hereby consent for the Clothes Less Traveled to use my name, likeness or program participation for public relations purposes. I understand that I will not receive compensation for any such use.

By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.

During your volunteer hours at Clothes Less Traveled, you are a representative of our store and of our mission. We expect you to be treated with dignity, honor, and respect and for you to extend that same courtesy to all staff, volunteers, customers, and donors. Family and friends may not meet or accompany you while you are performing your service. Clothes Less Traveled reserves the right to terminate a volunteer’s service for any reason without a warning or explanation.  Every effort will be made to support you and to this end, we will not discuss your CS status with customers or other volunteers.  

SHOPPING: 

It is expected that you will respect the generosity of the CSV program by not shopping while you’re clocked in. Please clock out before shopping in the storeCSVs are not eligible for volunteer discounts or special volunteer promotionsWhen you have completed your obligation of hours, we would love to have you return for regular volunteering and you will be eligible for discounts at that time. 

WORK ETHIC 

Our expectation is that you are ACTIVELY working your ENTIRE shift. Our program is fast- paced and requires volunteers to remain standing or moving for most of the service shift. If you complete a project or find yourself with nothing to do, please inform your supervisor.  Remember, you're here to fulfill an obligation and it is critical to make good use of CLT's time as well as yours.

CELL PHONES 

No cell phone use will be permitted unless on a scheduled break or in case of emergencyKeep your phone out of sight to eliminate questionsIf you are using your phone after being asked to put it away, you will be removed from the program. 

CLOCKING IN AND OUT – THEFT OF TIME 

Use the designated kiosk computer to clock in and out. Hours not recorded on the computer will not be validated or appear on an official report from Clothes Less Traveled. If there is a question about the integrity of your hours (Ex: clocking in for someone else, leaving the premises while clocked in, sitting in your car when not on break, etc.) the court will be notified, community service revoked, and you will no longer be eligible to volunteer at CLT. When your obligation is complete, the Volunteer Coordinator can print a list of your hours or email them to you. 

SHIFT ASSIGNMENT 

Upon arrival, clock in, make sure you have your nametag and then locate Michelle to see if any store cleaning needs to be done first. Then, you can go to your assigned department. 

SCHEDULED BREAKS 

Volunteers must schedule breaks with a staff member. Check in with a staff member before leaving for a break and upon returning to work. Do NOT leave your department or the building without telling your supervisorIt is important for us to know when you are in the building and when you are notCell phone usage should ONLY occur during a scheduled break. 


My agreement signifies that I have read and understand all the information above and I agree to comply with all the rules of conduct. I understand that failure to comply with these rules may result in immediate termination of volunteer services and may exclude future volunteer opportunities at Clothes Less Traveled.