The Irish Penal Reform Trust: Autumn/Winter Volunteer Opportunities


IPRT Autumn/Winter Volunteer Opportunities

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) is Ireland's leading non-governmental organisation campaigning for the respect of human rights in the penal system, and for imprisonment to be used only as a last resort. We publish a wide range of policy and research documents, we campaign vigorously across a wide range of penal policy issues, and we are the leading independent voice in public debate on the Irish penal system.

We are now inviting applications for the Autumn/Winter Policy & Advocacy volunteer placement (on a part-time basis, September 2021-January 2022).

IPRT is committed to offering volunteering opportunities to students and practitioners interested in learning about penal reform and the work of IPRT. It is an opportunity to contribute and develop skills, and learn about the criminal justice system from another perspective. Volunteers are an integral part of the IPRT team, supporting our policy, research, advocacy and communications activities. Volunteer placements are unpaid. Therefore, IPRT aims to facilitate flexibility in volunteer hours to support the work and study needs of our volunteers.

Application Process

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 21st June 2021. Shortlisted applicants are expected to be invited for a remote interview during the week of 28th June 2021. All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

For more information on the programme and a guide on how to apply, please visit:

For general queries about the programme, please contact:

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
4th Jun, 2021
Expiry Date
21st Jun, 2021