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If you are interested in completing Court Appointed Community Service hours with Open Hand, you must first complete a mandatory Community Service Orientation before volunteering. You will be required to bring your driver’s license or photo ID, vehicle insurance if you hope to deliver meals, and a copy of your citation or court paperwork stating your charge.

You will be required to authorize Open Hand to perform a Background Check. The Background Check costs $10.00*. If you wish to deliver meals, a Background Check and Motor Vehicle Report will be run; together costing around $23.00*.
Additionally, we are only able to accept certain charges (listed below). If you have questions or are not sure if we can accept your charge, please contact Volunteer Services at (404) 872-2707 or volunteerservices@openhandatlanta.org
• DUI’s
• Reckless driving
• Minor traffic violations
• Minor in possession of alcohol
• Marijuana less than an ounce

Please keep in mind, if you are completing hours for a new charge, Open Hand will need new copies of your license, insurance, and a copy of the new charge. If it has been more than a year, Open Hand will also require a new Background Check.

* Payments can be made in cash or online.
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Open Hand Atlanta delivers love, dignity and nutrition to neighbors in need in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. For more than 30 years, we have provided delicious, nourishing meals and nutrition education to thousands of people who are home-bound or too sick to cook for themselves. We’re honored to serve seniors, children and families, and our neighbors who are at risk for or have a disability or medical illness.