Please complete this application form if you are interested in completing your service hours at the Brazos Valley Food Bank. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.
Court-Appointed Workers must be 18 years of age or older to work at the Food Bank without a parent or legal guardian. You must have a parent or guardian submit an application and be present if you are not of legal age.
This information is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of those that serve with us.
You will use the email address you provided above, as well as this password to login and schedule your hours.
Please provide the following;
1. The court that ordered your community service
2. The name of your probation officer (if applicable) and contact information
3. Your offense
4. The number of hours you are required to do and your deadline
Offenses we do not accept: robbery/theft, violent crimes, and sexual crimes.
Have you ever been convicted of a violation of the law other than minor, non-moving traffic violations? A conviction will not necessarily bar you from being asked to serve. If yes, please specify.
Please list any physical limitations you may have.
Write 'N/A' if not applicable.
Hours: Court-Appointed work hours are Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 12:45 pm - 3:45 pm. These hours are subject to change due to availability.
Training: Volunteers may be required to participate in classroom training. These conditions may be waived by the Assembly Coordinator, depending on the task they are being asked to perform. No volunteer hours can be accumulated at the BVFB prior to receiving this initial training or authorization by Assembly Coordinator.
Signing-In: Court-Appointed Workers will sign in and sign out each day on the volunteer work log to record hours and date of work.
Attire: BVFB's Warehouse climate-controlled. Therefore, workers should dress accordingly. Only closed-toed and closed-heel shoes can be worn, no matter what time of year it is.
Technology: Cell phones may only be used during break times or in the case of emergency. Headphones are not allowed in the Volunteer Center for safety/awareness purposes.
Smoking: Smoking and chewing tobacco is permitted during break times only and in designated areas outside (behind the warehouse). At no time is smoking or chewing tobacco allowed inside the Brazos Valley Food Bank (warehouse, loading area, restroom, etc.). BVFB, Inc. volunteer while on BVFB premises, while working or representing BVFB, unless prescribed by a personal physician. Anyone who comes to volunteer under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be sent home.
Weapons: Items that may be considered weapons such as firearms, knives (including pocketknives) or any other weapons are not allowed on BVFB premises.
Discrimination/Harassment: Court-Appointed Workers will demonstrate respect to all other volunteers, visitors and staff and not express any form of discrimination (relating to age, sex, religion, ethnicity or disability) or sexual harassment (unwelcome and unsolicited advances, requests for sexual favors, etc.). If a worker feels he/she has been discriminated against or harassed by a BVFB Staff Person, inform another BVFB, Inc. employee immediately. Coming forward with this information will be treated as confidentially as possible and will not effect your treatment here as a volunteer.
Use of BVFB Property: Court-Appointed Workers may not remove any BVFB food or non-food products from the premises, and may not consume BVFB food or drink unless a BVFB staff member offers it to them. Should you need assistance in obtaining food, we can provide you with a list of local food pantries.
Termination: Workers may be required to end their service with us for misconduct or failure to follow instructions.
* I have read and understood the BVFB Rules and Policy Agreement above.
* I agree to receive safe lifting training from a Brazos Valley Food Bank employee.
* I agree to receive non-perishable food evaluation training from a Brazos Valley Food Bank employee.
* I agree to receive training from a Brazos Valley Food Bank employee on what to do in the event of a fire.
* I understand that I may be required to lift up to 40 or more lbs.
* I am aware of the safety equipment and its whereabouts in the warehouse and have been trained on how to wear the equipment properly and know it is available to me at my leisure.
By submitting this application, you agree to hold harmless the Brazos Valley Food Bank, Inc., its employees, volunteers, or agents from any and all claims or causes that may arise from performance of my assigned duties as a volunteer. I waive any right of action I have against the Brazos Valley Food Bank, Inc. in consideration of my participation as a volunteer for the Brazos Valley Food Bank, Inc.
Photo Consent: By submitting this application, you are giving Brazos Valley Food Bank the right to use photos/videos taken by representatives of BVFB and of any reproduction of the photographs in any forms. I hereby waive my right of inspection or approval of photo/video or of the use that may be made of the photos/videos and your name.
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