History teaches us that we should avoid this. My family and I have volunteered and been involved in community service for years. I've taught Sunday school, coached YMCA youth basketball, formed a 4H Chapter, mentored, tutored, ministered at nursing homes, etc, etc. My wife and children have also been involved in many volunteer projects. Community service and volunteering is a great thing. We love it.
But the last thing we need is some corrupt government bureaucracy mandating community service. I find that concept offensive, dangerous, and Orwellian.