Immigration detention is the practice of detaining foreign nationals who are subject to immigration control for the purpose of resolving their immigration status. This can then result in individuals receiving permission to enter the country, or being deported.
Individuals can be detained in Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs), Short-Term Holding Facilities (STHFs) or Residential Short-Term Holding Facilities (RSTHFs).
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If there are no opportunities in a prison or immigration detention facility near you, register your interest. We will let you know as soon as the next campaign opens.
What you need to be an IMB volunteer
Be over 18 years of age.
Live within 30 miles of the immigration detention facility or a reasonable distance for travel.
Commit to around 2 – 3 visits a month (sometimes more during the induction period) and regular attendance at monthly board meetings.
You do not need any special qualifications or experience. We provide all necessary training and support.
Immigration Removal Centres
We currently don’t have any open campaigns in Immigration Removal Centres. Register your interest and we will let you know as soon as the next campaign opens.
Short-Term Holding Facilities
We currently don’t have any open campaigns in Short-Term Holding Facilities. Register your interest and we will let you know as soon as the next campaign opens.