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A New Beginning Animal Rescue offers the opportunity for those with court-ordered community service to complete their hours at ANBAR, subject to limitations and available tasks, at our Kitty Center (Bountiful, UT).  We accept one court-ordered volunteer at a time.

Positions and tasks are separate from other volunteer positions listed on our website, and court-ordered volunteers typically do not work directly handling animals. However, the duties that they perform support the animals by keeping our Kitty Center and equipment clean and sanitary.  Community service volunteers provide an invaluable service to A New Beginning Animal Rescue and keep our Kitty Center running more efficiently.

Community Service individuals are not eligible to participate in our foster programs.

Duties: Community Service individuals work under the supervision of the ANBAR Team and assist with the daily duties, which may involve heavy duty cleaning, shoveling/raking outdoors, animal waste clean-up, washing dishes or linens, and other duties as assigned.

Scheduling: Community Service assignments are available 7 days a week in two-hour work schedules, and may vary depending on the task. We cannot guarantee a work assignment at the Kitty Center.  Please email our Volunteer Services Manager at volunteers@anbrescue.org schedule availability and more information.

To apply: Community Service Application with Procedures and Waiver and General Release form

Please print the Application, complete, sign, scan, and send to us, together with a copy of court documentation, at volunteers@anbrescue.org. You must submit the original Application with copies of documentation at the time of in-person interview.

PLEASE NOTE: All individuals who have been court-ordered to perform community service of twenty (20) or more hours must provide documentation verifying the type of offense when you submit your paperwork. A New Beginning Animal Rescue reserves the right to refuse a court-ordered community service volunteer for any reason.

We allow a variety of offenses including DUIs, traffic violations, loitering, and various misdemeanors, at the discretion of A New Beginning Animal Rescue.   Individuals with the following convictions are not eligible to perform community service at A New Beginning Animal Rescue:

  • Violent offenses (assault, battery etc.)
  • Any sexual offense of any nature
  • Any animal-related offense of any nature
  • Any child-related offense of any nature
  • Domestic Violence
  • Theft
  • Certain drug charges

Dress Code: Clothing must be appropriate for working in a wet and dirty environment and should also be appropriate for working outdoors. Tennis shoes or rubber-soled shoes are the preferred footwear. Must be close-toed – no sandals/flip flops. Overly baggy pants, form-fitting attire, short shorts, dresses or skirts, tank tops, dangling jewelry, perfume/cologne, and hats are not allowed. (Hats for cold weather are allowed when outdoors)

Electronic devices such as cell phones, Ipods, headphones, etc. are prohibited while working. Smoking is not allowed.

Court-ordered community service volunteers at A New Beginning Animal Rescue must:

  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Must have documentation of hours needed and offense committed from a Utah County court, parole officer, probationary officer, or other mandated service.  The court documents must include the parole/probationary officer’s name and telephone number, and DOC number (if applicable); number of hours to be completed; Deadline for completion.
  • Must have a valid ID, driver’s license, passport, or government ID.
  • Be able to follow directions under ANBAR supervision.
  • Be forthcoming with the nature of their offense.
  • Be able to perform a variety of physical labor without any limitations such as injuries to the back or knees.
  • Submit an application (will be provided in response to your email)
  • All individuals must complete all forms & arrange for an interview to be accepted into our program.
  • Attend a 1-hour Community Service training session.
  • Treat animals in our care with kindness and concern for their welfare.
  • Represent yourself and ANBAR in a professional manner and with respect.

Getting Started: In order to enter A New Beginning Animal Rescue’s Community Service Program, you must attend a 1-hour training session, which will go towards earning community service hours.  When you come to your training session, please bring your ID and documentation of hours.

Eligibility Questions: For questions or concerns about your eligibility in to the program please feel free to contact our Volunteer Services Manager at volunteers@anbrescue.org.

Logging Hours: We will sign the documentation required for the court.  

Completion of Community Service: Upon completion of your community service hours, you will be given a record of the number of hours completed. This record is your responsibility to keep and submit to your referring agency/probation/parole officer.  This document can be requested by email.

The referring agency/probation/parole officer will be notified of any failure to or refusal to follow the program rules. Any violation may result in the immediate ineligibility in A New Beginning Animal Rescue’s community service program.

All Court-Ordered Community Service volunteers are required to abide by all policies of A New Beginning Animal Rescue. ANBAR has the right to dismiss a Community Service volunteer from service at any time. Volunteers who successfully complete their service hours will have their documentation signed or if need be, given a verification letter.


Community Community Service Application with Procedures and Waiver and General Release form

A New Beginning Animal Rescue (ANBAR) is a Utah-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  ANBAR is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination in volunteer, employment, opportunity, and services because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age.