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 don’t need specific qualifications and you get trained.
How to apply
Contact the Independent Monitoring Board to volunteer.
Independent Monitoring Board
Telephone: 020 7035 2261
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
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Volunteering usually takes up about 2 or 3 days per month.
What happens after you return the application pack
You’ll be invited to a tour 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.