Independent service programs give volunteers an opportunity to choose the nonprofit agency that will benefit from their contribution. There is more flexibility in the Independent programs than in our coordinated programs, but like coordinated programs, volunteers for independent programs are expected to make a 12-week commitment.

Independent service programs are not prearranged by SVS. Individual volunteers will contact the agency directly in order to arrange the days and times for their community service. Independent program volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the site and for keeping track of the number of volunteer hours they are completing on a Service Hours Verification form.