Volunteers (includes volunteers presented as “interns” by educational institutions)

All requests for volunteers to serve in Member district offices, in Member Capitol offices during interim committee meeting weeks or regular legislative session, or in House offices or committees must be pre-approved by the Office of the Speaker and is conditioned on the availability of office furniture and sufficient space for each workstation to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility guidelines and other safety considerations.

Volunteer Service

Volunteers may not be left to staff an office alone, must be supervised and provided with guidance consistently, and are prohibited from working with confidential information. Their responsibilities, which must relate to official House business, are designated by the Member or supervisor to whom they are assigned. The work of the legislature does not lend itself to regular remote work. Therefore, volunteer services may not be provided remotely.


Volunteers presented as “interns” by educational institutions must work at least 10 hours per week. If a person is volunteering services for credit at college or university, the supervisor of the office to which the volunteer is assigned is responsible for completing any necessary paperwork required by the college or university program and submission of the required Volunteer Application Packet to the Office of Administration & Professional Development.


To become a volunteer with the Florida House of Representatives you must:

  1. Complete the Application Packet, which includes the following:
    1. Application Form
    2. Policy 2.22, House of Representatives Administrative Policy Manual, Signed Acknowledgment Form. This form must be completed and signed by the volunteer and the Member/supervisor/designee requesting the volunteer.
    3. Emergency Contact Information Form
    4. Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Background Check Form
    5. Copy of an official State ID (Valid Driver's License, ID Card)
  2. Email the completed and signed application packet to volunteers@myfloridahouse.gov.
  3. Receive approval from the Office of the Speaker. Volunteers may not begin their service prior to being approved and given an official start date.

An application is processed as soon as it is received. However, a background check may take longer due to FDLE workload.

Please note: Approval by the Office of the Speaker must be received before an individual is allowed to work as a volunteer or a volunteer presented as an “intern.”


  • March 7, 2023

    Legislative Session Begins​

  • May 5, 2023

    ​Last day of Regular Session, if Legislature completes work in 60 days.​

Volunteer Documents and Contact Information

For more information, contact:

Florida House of Representatives
Office of Administration & Professional Development
House Volunteers
Pamela Davis Greene, Staff Director

1201 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1300

Phone: (850) 717-5200

Fax: (850) 487-6440