Apply to an Independent Monitoring Board for an application pack.
Independent Monitoring Boards check the day-to-day standards of prisons - each prison has one associated with it.
You do not need specific qualifications and you get trained.
How to apply
Contact the Independent Monitoring Board to volunteer.
Independent Monitoring Board
Telephone: 020 3334 3265
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Volunteering usually takes up about 2 or 3 days per month.
What happens after you return the application pack
You will be invited to a tour of the prison and then asked to go for an interview.
If successful, checks are done on your background - this is called ‘security clearance’.
The process can take up to 3 months.
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