Community Service Hours

Thank you for turning to Comal County Habitat for Humanity to fulfill your Court Ordered, Housing Authority assigned hours and all other assigned hours. We are happy to help you fulfill your committed hours. If you are looking to fulfill school hours, honor society hours, or would like to record your hours for college applications, please see the Internships & School Credit page. We look forward to working with you!

We want this volunteer experience to be rewarding. In doing so, there are certain guidelines we maintain as a way to stay organized and ensure a positive working relationship.

The following guidelines must be met:

  • All Community Service Representative (CSR) Volunteers must be scheduled 24 hours in advance to get credit for hours.

  • We do not accept anyone convicted of Theft or Violent Crimes. We will not ask what you have been fined for, but will ask if it is considered a Theft or a Violent Crime. If you answer "No," but if later we find your conviction falls under either category, you will be forfeiting your ability to get credit for CSR hours. The courts will not accept Comal County Habitat for Humanity (CCHFH) community service hours on Theft or Violent Crimes.

  • CSR tracking hours forms are given to you by your probation officer, county clerk, judge, lawyer or by CCHFH (individual tracking form). You are responsible for bringing the CSR forms with you on a daily basis. We are not responsible for lost forms or hours not logged. We do not "back sign" for days you missed getting a signature. Not having your form signed may forfeit your ability to get credit for CSR hours.

  • It is required by Comal County Habitat for Humanity that you bring a valid form of identification that contains your picture on your first volunteer day.

  • CSR volunteer shifts are limited Tuesday through Saturday. We allow two slots for the 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. shift and four slots for the 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. shift. All-day shifts would take up both a morning shift slot and afternoon shift slot. All-day shifts are allotted a 30 minute lunch break. If you have any questions or need further information, email volunteer@comalhabitat.org or call (830) 625-4025. If you sign up for a particular day and shift, you will be expected to work these hours. If you arrive late, CCHFH withholds the right to turn you away for the day (we've already had to call someone to cover your shift). Staff are unable to sign you out early from your shift. Leaving early may forfeit your ability to get credit for CSR hours. If you are assigned less than 5 CSR hours or only have a few more hours to complete, you will still be required to work a full shift.

  • Once your tracking form is either full and/or you have completed your hours, the Volunteer & HR Coordinator will sign your form.

  • All CSR volunteers are required to sign a waiver each calendar year.

  • You must sign in and sign out on our "sign-in sheets" for us to sign off on CSR forms. You are responsible for having your CSR forms signed at the end of each volunteer day.

  • You must read and sign our Emergency Action Plan. You are expected to observe and abide by all safety standards.

  • Please wear shoes that cover your toes while volunteering. Failure to do so is a safety hazard and we reserve the right to send you away until you return with proper foot attire.

  • All CSR volunteers are required to complete the following safety courses: 

    - Back safety

    - Preventing slips, trips and falls

    - You are exposed: general affiliate safety

1. Click on this link or visit www.hfhvolunteerinsurance.com

2. Click “Safety Matters, Safety First” and then under Online Safety Training Courses, click “Begin Now” and “Take Training Course Now." You’ll then be asked to provide an access code. Use “W8NAEBTG”. At this point, find the name of each course and click on it.  After the course, you’ll be asked to put in some additional info including our affiliate's name (Comal County Habitat for Humanity). 

  • Bring a water bottle marked with your name on it.

  • We have a refrigerator to hold snacks or lunch if you would like to bring food.

  • Shorts are acceptable, but please have shorts just above the knee.

  • Please do not have any alcohol, tobacco, or drug logos, ads, or suggestive sayings on attire. Please cover any tattoos which promote alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or violence.

  • There is no smoking on site. On breaks, smoking can be done in designated areas only.

  • You will be required to sign a CSR agreement page stating you have read, understand, & will abide by the above guidelines.

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