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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Volunteer Programs and Activities

Volunteers come in all forms, shapes and sizes – including wooden.
Volunteers come in all forms, shapes and sizes – including wooden.
Volunteer activities include playing basketball with the inmates on the yard
Volunteer activities include playing basketball with the inmates on the yard.

The Florida Department of Corrections relies upon numerous volunteers to provide a variety of programs and activities that are consistent with rehabilitative goals for inmates at tremendous savings to the State of Florida. Our facilities offer open public forums, where any person can provide any type of volunteer program or activity at the person's own cost.

Programs and activities are intended to focus on all areas of personal growth and character development. Volunteers are involved in a wide variety of support activities. Volunteers may be instructors, group facilitators, seminar presenters, mentors, program/class assistants, worship leaders, musicians, or support workers. All inmate participation in religious programming is voluntary.

Only content-neutral time, place and manner restrictions can be placed on volunteer activities. This includes generally applicable correctional guidelines, consistent with the general order, security and operation of a penal institution.

To learn more about becoming a volunteer, please visit the Volunteer or Internship Opportunities or Volunteer Florida Foundation.

Inmates love music programs, this is a brother with his two sisters who came all the way from Canada to volunteer in our Florida prisons.
Inmates love music programs, this is a brother with his two sisters who came all the way from Canada to volunteer in our Florida prisons.