Frequently asked questions

Court Ordered Volunteer-  What charges are not accepted?


M.I. Lewis does not accept Violent Crimes.




Is there an age restriction?


Volunteers must be at least 11 years of age or older. Children ages 11 – 15 must have an adult present while volunteering. Children ages 16-17 must have parental/guardian approval on volunteer waiver form. We require at least 1 adult/chaperone per 5 minors. The adults/chaperones are required to always supervise minors.




Court Ordered Volunteer-  What paperwork is required?


Original paperwork from the Court and/or Probation Officer must be provided to the Pantry Supervisor to verify charges and to make a copy to place in personnel file. Please complete the form below.




Who to contact regarding community service?


Contact the Pantry Supervisor by email, carrie.cobb@milewisctr.org or phone 281-534-2043




Court Ordered Volunteer-  Any other info needed?


All Court-Appointed Volunteers are required to come into the office in person for a brief orientation. The orientation consists of filling out the Community Service Form, signing the M.I. Lewis Waiver, creating Sign-In Sheet, and a training on how to sign up for shifts.




Are there any dress code requirements?


  • No loose or baggy clothing
  • No dangling jewelry (charm bracelets, long necklaces or earrings)
  • No flip-flops, sandals or slip-on shoes
  • Closed toe shoes only
  • No sheer or revealing clothing.
  • No tank tops, spaghetti strap top, or strapless tops.




Group Volunteers-  What if my group cannot attend our volunteer date?


Please email the Food Pantry Supervisor as soon as possible to free those spots, so others can volunteer with us.




Group Volunteers-  What's needed to schedule a group volunteering opportunity?


Complete the volunteer participation form and submit to the Food Pantry Supervisor for approval.




Group Volunteers-  Are there any other forms needed?


Each person with the group needs to complete the volunteer waiver form.




Group Volunteers-  How many people are considered a group?


5 or more people together are considered a group.




Group Volunteers-  What is the max size for groups allowed?


At this time, there is not a maximum size of groups, but it will vary with open availability.