These are the usual steps involved in signing up to become a volunteer for Friends of Peterborough Prison. Please be aware that it can take up to 3 months before you receive clearance to go into the secure areas of the prison. Expand each heading to get more information. If you need to download a copy of our application form you can do so by clicking this link.
Disruption caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Access to the prison for our volunteers and staff has been suspended since 20th March 2020 and we are still unable to say when this will end. (See also our Coronavirus and FOPP page). Our Volunteer Coordinator continues to work part time from home, but this means we do not have access to the usual resources, many of which are hosted on the prison’s secure computer network.
We will still be pleased to log and acknowledge any new volunteer applications, but will be unable to progress them in the usual way during the current emergency. We hope you will bear with us and that you will still be interested in joining us once the crisis has passed.
Details of how to get in touch during the current coronavirus emergency can be found on our Contact Us page.
Security Clearance Vetting Procedure.
The old DBS (Disclosure and Barring System) protocol has now been retired. Details of its replacement are given in the items below.