Unpaid work

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

Unpaid work is a disposal available to Courts involving 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 80 - 300 hours of unpaid work in the community.

Request unpaid work

We can provide unpaid labour for projects which benefit our local community.  We are 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 seek our assistance, please complete a request for unpaid work.

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 we have assisted:

  • 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