Required Service Hours

For those who must complete court-related community service, or required hours for government-funded programs.

Individuals who receive a court order to perform community service, or who must perform community service to qualify for WorkSource or Houston Housing, may complete their hours at the Houston Food Bank.

The Houston Food Bank Blue Badge Volunteer Program is an alternative which helps individuals complete their required community service hours in a friendly, safe, climate controlled and structured environment.

Portwall Warehouse
535 Portwall Street
Houston, TX 77029

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

To sign up for the Blue Badge Volunteer program:

– Visit our location during one of the orientation times.
– Bring all related paperwork and a valid ID.
– Complete the Blue Badge Volunteer application form.
– Attend the orientation session.
– You will be given detailed information on volunteering, verifying hours and monthly reporting at that session
– The entire registration process will take 45 minutes – 1 hour

NOTE: Volunteers 16-18 years old that have required service hours must have a parent or guardian attend the orientation session with them and complete parent/guardian paperwork. Parents are also required to have a valid ID.

For questions regarding volunteering, please contact:

Volunteer Services Hotline