District Court Probation

Community Service

Have you been ordered to complete community service hours in lieu of going to jail?

There are a few things to consider before you begin your work in the community:

  • Make sure that the organization where you perform the work is a registered non-profit agency. Below you will find a few resources for finding a qualified organization.
  • Make sure that someone at the organization is tracking your hours.
  • Make sure that the person supervising your work is willing to verify the completion of your hours by signing the work referral worksheet provided to you.   
  • Be a dependable and appropriate worker; take pride in the work you do!  Remember, you are in the community in lieu of being in jail.  Remember that an organization has every right to fire you/let you go as a volunteer, no matter how urgently you need to complete your community service. They are under no obligation to keep you -- especially if you have missed shifts, violated policies, etc.
  • Helping family, neighbors, or friends with tasks (taking your grandmother to the grocery, cleaning your elderly neighbor's house, babysitting your sister's kids, etc.) will NOT be accepted as your community service.
  • No double dipping!  If you receive credit for the same hours for some other agency or entity, you may not submit the hours to satisfy your Chelan County community service obligation. 
  • If you are paid or compensated in any way for the hours you perform, you may not claim them for community service.
  • It is your responsibility to make prior arrangements with each organization where you wish to volunteer. They may require you to interview for a volunteer position.
  • Be sure to be completely truthful about the reason you need to do community service work.
  • Attitude is everything.  Be polite and show them that you are grateful for the opportunity.  Remember, work ethic matters as you may want to use this experience on your application for a future position with a different employer!

You may contact us or search this directory to verify that your organization is non-profit.

Verify the tax-exempt status of an organization with this IRS tool.

Verify the nonprofit status of a Washington Corporation with this Washington Secretary of State search tool.

Posted: 03/31/2015 09:30 AM
Last Updated: 11/28/2023 05:08 PM

Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 27
    Mar 2024
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Planning Commission - March 27, 2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street
  • 27
    Mar 2024
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Assessor's Office Community Meeting: Cashmere, South Wenatchee and Malaga

    Posted by: Chelan County Assessor

    Chelan County Assessor Wes Cornelius invites property owners and all interested parties to attend one of four community meetings scheduled this spring throughout the county.

    Wenatchee High School (new commons area)
  • 20
    Mar 2024
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Connect with Chelan County: District 1 Meeting

    Posted by: Board Of County Commissioners

    The Chelan County team is coming to a community near you. In March commissioners and a variety of department directors will hold a series of community-led discussions in each of the three districts the commissioners represent.

    Wenatchee High School (new commons area)
  • 13
    Mar 2024
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    Connect with Chelan County: District 3 Meeting

    Posted by: Board Of County Commissioners

    The Chelan County team is coming to a community near you. In March, Chelan County commissioners and a variety of department directors will hold a series of community-led discussions in each of the three districts commissioners represent.

    Chelan City Hall
  • 09
    Mar 2024
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    March Parenting Class - English and Spanish

    Posted by: Superior Court Clerk

    Supporting Children Through Divorce is a four-hour educational program designed to help parents focus on the needs of their children during and after divorce and separation.

    Chelan County Administration Building - Enter building from Douglas Street