How to Become a Volunteer Visitor

If you are interested in volunteering your time to visit someone in immigration detention, please read the associated pages carefully. Visiting is a rewarding, but emotionally demanding volunteer role

There are detention facilities across the country - check the map to find the contact details for your nearest group. All AVID member groups have their own recruitment processes, and you should contact them directly to find out more. Feel free to call us first to discuss the role informally. 

Interested in visiting, but no group near you? 

If there is no visitors group near you, this is probably because there is no immigration detention facility near you. However, many people are held under Immigration Act powers in prisons. AVID is keen to hear from anyone who is interested in helping to set up a group to visit detainees at prisons in their area. Please get in touch for more information

Don't feel that visiting is for you, but want to help? 

There are plenty of other ways to help if you feel that you are unable to visit. You can help with a campaign, raise awareness of detention, or make a donation. Visit the 'Get Involved' section or see our links pages for other ways to give your time.