Volunteers' Personal Stories

"GDC has trained over 9,200 volunteers to assist inside and outside correctional facilities statewide."


picture of basil clark teaching

Basil Clark lectures on Effective Communication. He is a regular instructor, volunteer and member of the mentoring program.


Andrea Scudder holding a class for offenders

Ms. Andrea Scudder presents a class on how to deal with stress and how to incorporate mindfulness.


Cam Newton speaking at a podium

Cam Newton came to Walker State Prison and spent time talking with and encouraging the men to never give up on their dreams.

Other Impactful Stories

band performing for offenders

Flynn & Company, a band from Tennessee, provided a concert with both original and classic tunes that ranged from rock, country, and blues.

Charlie Saunders and his wife in front of a train

Participating volunteer program leaders at Walker State Prison: Mr. Charlie Saunders and his wife, Mary.

people playing soccer

Grace Presbyterian Church came to Walker Faith and Character Based Prison for a soccer match.

church officials meeting with offenders

Remnant Fellowship Church from Franklin, TN  assisted at Walker Faith and Character Based Prison in faith development and cultural diversity programs.

View one of our Volunteer Success Stories at Burruss State Prison