AWOL uses the power of volunteer muscle everyday to get the job done. Our program truly believes in the old African Proverb that “it takes a village to raise a child”, and here in Savannah and abroad it’s good folks like you that make up the AWOL Village. All Parents of currently enrolled youth must volunteer for no less than 10 hours per year. Other community volunteers must be able to pass a background check depending on the type of volunteer service you will be providing. Background checks are $20 and can be taken at the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department located downtown at 201 Habersham St. Once you have completed your background check, please have a copy mailed to AWOL, Inc. at P.O. Box 15846, Savannah, GA 31416 or it can be faxed to 912-525-3160.