Unpaid work

Please note: The following information relates to offenders over the age of 16.  For Youth offending, please see Youth offending - general information

Community PaybackUnpaid work is a disposal available to Courts which involves the supervision and support of offenders within the community.

Unpaid work operates seven days a week. Both men and women from age sixteen and above complete between eighty and three-hundred hours of unpaid work in the community.

Request unpaid work

We provide unpaid labour for projects which benefit our local community.  We are continually seeking requests from individuals, local community groups and charities.  We provide labour and tools with your group providing the materials e.g. paint, plants or building materials. If you are seeking our assistance, please complete a request.

Benefitting our local community

Projects take place within the local communities for the benefit of the community and vary according to an individual offenders skills or ability. Projects can involve:

  • Building maintenance and landscaping
  • Gardening and landscaping projects
  • Ground clearance work
  • Improvements to park and community facilities
  • Leaflet delivery
  • Painting and decorating in community centres and empty homes
  • Recycling projects

Recent projects

In Stirling last year the Service supervised more than 100 offenders undertaking Unpaid work. They worked approximately 22,000 hours helping communities through-out the year. Below is a selection of community projects which have benefitted from the assistance of unpaid workers:

  • On the Verge (native wildflower community project throughout the Stirling Council area)
  • Glendrick Roost (Animal welfare centre, Gartmore)
  • Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park (litter picks, Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park area)
  • Start-up Stirling (food bank, Stirling)
  • Braehead Community Garden (allotments, Braehead, Stirling)
  • Stirling Council's landfill recycling project
  • School environmental projects
  • Supporting local Community Councils, charities and groups (leaflet drops, throughout the Stirling Council area)
  • Stirling Highland Games and various local Village games

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