Each year thousands of Florida citizens just like you, contribute thousands of hours of valuable service in Florida prisons. The involvement of volunteers is highly valued by the Department. It is an opportunity that is both important public service and personally rewarding experience.
Volunteers help the Department to deliver better programs and services. They bring a variety of skills and display an exceptional brand of engaged citizenship. Many volunteers help offenders become more productive, educated, self-sufficient, and law abiding citizens.
The process for becoming a volunteer begins with identifying an area of the department where you are interested in volunteering. Making contact with the targeted institution or office is a great next step. You must complete a volunteer application and pass a basic security clearance before you are scheduled for volunteer service. The time schedule for your volunteer work depends upon your availability and Department need. The Department has a four hour training and orientation session that you will be asked to complete.
Information on locating or contacting institutions or other department facilities throughout the state can be found at the Department of Corrections web site through the Facilities menu for prison facilities and for probation offices.
We, at the Department of Corrections, pledge to provide you with adequate training and the appropriate utilization of your time and talent!
The Florida Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment
by the state as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, and are encouraged to apply.