Become a Member

Joining AVID

Our membership network comprises 16 visitors groups and interested organisations across the UK, representing over 650+ volunteer visitors, as well as many individual members, who give their time to befriend and support people being held in immigration detention.

Organisation membership is open to visitors group or those who visit as part of their organisational remit. Individual membership is open to all. 


Visitors Groups

We provide a wide range of support to our member visitor groups across the UK, including one-to-one advice and guidance, training, resources, events and advocacy support. Being part of the AVID network also provides contact and links with visitors groups across the UK, and is a great way to share experiences and best practice in visiting in detention.

Membership fees vary according to organisation resources and size.

If you are part of a visitors group, or setting one up in your area and are interested in becoming a member of AVID, please get in touch to find out more.



As well as our visitor group members, AVID is supported by individuals from across the UK interested in immigration detention issues. Individual members have voting rights, receive regular updates and invitations, and it is a great way to show your ongoing support of our work. For more information, get in touch with us

Membership costs: £25 a year (waged); £10 a year (unwaged)