We're excited for you to join our volunteering team! FDC appreciates all our volunteers, and everything that they do to assist all our inmates and offenders in reaching their goals and the goals of the Department.
Our Core Values
The FDC Core Values are the fundamental principles of our Department. These core values serve as an enduring model of ethical behavior which guides the daily decision making of our corrections professionals to display the highest standards of character and professionalism.
Regard the feeling, wishes, rights, and traditions of others. We treat people as they should be treated, without demeaning, degrading, or devaluing any individual or group.
Do what is right, legally and morally. We demonstrate uncompromising ethical conduct in all her actions.
Act bravely in the face of difficulty, danger, and fear. We face fear, danger, and adversity, but physical and moral, to accomplish our mission, demonstrating a commitment to do what is right, based on our shared values and morals reasoning, despite the potential of adverse consequences.
Serve without the expectation of personal gain or recognition. We put the welfare of the nation, our state, and others, both staff and inmates/offenders, before our own.
Sympathize with others and seek to alleviate suffering. We practice empathy and recognize the challenges entered by inmates, offenders, and their families, and take actions to alleviate them, while supporting each other on and off duty as an FDC family.
Read more about the Florida Department of Corrections mission, vision, programming, and efforts in the Florida Department of Corrections Strategic Plan and Annual Report.
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Learn More About Volunteering
- Livescan Locations
- Message Board
- Special/Yard Events
- Training PDF PowerPoint for Occasional Volunteers
- Training PDF PowerPoint for Regular Volunteers
- Volunteer Application
- Volunteer Manual
- Volunteer Manual (Voluntario Manual de Capacitación)
- Volunteers and Programs
- Becoming a FDC Volunteer Checklist