Mandatory Community Service Program (MCS)
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 requires the ability to utilize the online Volunteer Information Portal (VIP) to schedule volunteer shifts.
STEP 1) DETERMINE YOUR ELIGIBILITY.
APPROVED COURT SYSTEMS: CLT can only accept volunteers from the Fayette or Coweta County Court Systems.
AGE: The minimum volunteer age is 16. CLT does not provide service hours for the CHINS program.
AVAILABILITY: Volunteers must be available to serve a minimum of 1 shift per week.
CRIMINAL CHARGES: The following criminal charges are not accepted: felony-level charges, probation violations, any charges related to theft, violent offenses (including battery), and any offense that involves sexual contact or harassment.
PLEASE NOTE: 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.
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) PRE-REGISTER for your first day of service. At this time, all paperwork must be submitted prior to starting your service projects for the day.
1) Court-issued paperwork listing your specific criminal charge. A signed statement from your attorney, listing the specific charge can be accepted if court paperwork has not been issued.
2) Paper time sheet issued by your court system. If a timesheet has not been issued, we do recommend creating and bringing your own paper timesheet. Be sure to have your timesheet signed at the end of each shift.
STEP 4) REGISTER FOR SERVICE SHIFTS. Volunteer shifts are listed below, and the time frames listed are required. Please be sure you can volunteer for the entire shift and arrive on time. Volunteers who cannot arrive on time or complete the shift in full will be released from the program. Volunteers can register for multiple shifts on the same day.
Volunteer Shift Options
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
How to register for service shifts:
Volunteers use the online Volunteer Information Portal (VIP) to schedule shifts. Service shifts should be scheduled at least one week in advance.
How online VIP works:
STEP 1) Access the VIP Portal via the CLT website/Volunteer page or use the direct link below: https://www.volgistics.com/ex2/vicnet.dll/?from=153161
STEP 2: Enter your email (be sure it is the same email you submitted with your online application) and then click Need A Password.
STEP 3: You will receive an email to set up your password.
STEP 4: Log in to the VIP link with your email and the password you created. This will be your permanent login.
STEP 5: Log in and click the Sign-Up button. A calendar will appear. Click the date you would like to volunteer. A list of service options will appear. Click the “Mandated Community Service” option to register for your shifts.
*As needed: Check out the top toolbar sections to view/revise your contact info, current volunteer schedule or print service hours.
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 charitable mission!