The Juvenile Community Service & Restitution Program
This program works with youth who have committed crimes in Orange County and are assigned community service hours. Young people are placed in nonprofit work sites throughout the county where volunteer supervisors oversee and evaluate their work. The program coordinators organize group events such as park clean up projects and arts & crafts projects that benefit the community. Through this program, youthful offenders learn important lessons in responsibility and accountability and often develop positive relationships with their adult supervisors. Young people are also taught valuable life and job skills while volunteering.
Youth must bring their timesheets to community service projects and have worksite supervisors sign off on their work.
Youth must sign up with their program coordinator to participate in any of the following projects:
Ongoing Community Service Opportunities
- Orange County Teen Court
Superior Courtroom in the Orange County Courthouse
106 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough
Click here for a schedule and more information. Youth volunteers can serve on the jury for community service hours. Check in with the Teen Court Coordinator when you arrive.
This project has limited spaces.
- Anathoth Community Garden
Lonesome Road, Cedar Grove
The Anathoth Garden is a community garden run by Cedar Grove United Methodist Church. Community service youth can come out on Saturdays and work in the garden in a variety of different tasks. The food produced by the garden is distributed to garden members and to the Cedar Grove community. This work will count for double hours if youth do a good job and stay on task during the workday. Bring a bottle for water and check in with Fred Bahnson, David Hamilton or Wren Blessing when you arrive.
This project is limited to 5 youth per workday.
- Kramden Institute
4915 Prospectus Drive, Suite J, Durham
Wednesday 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Community service youth help refurbish computers.
This project is limited to 3 youth per workday.
There are many more ongoing community service opportunities available in the Worksite Agency List. Please check with your program coordinator to find out more information.