Although there is no program cost for A21’s Volunteer Program, volunteers are expected to fund their travel costs and living expenses for the duration of their stay. We recommend connecting with nearby churches, host families, and university campus housing.
At this time, our Aftercare Program does not allow for less than 2 months commitment of volunteering. We feel it is in the best interest of Survivors in our care to have the same people around them during their journey of healing.
If you are interested in a short term opportunity that assists in orphanages or low-income communities, we encourage you to contact: IJM, She Rescue Homes, Love146, Hand of Hope, or Trafficking Hope as they run different programs.
A21 volunteers work alongside the A21 team, learning more about human trafficking and the “ins and outs” of what it takes to work for a global NGO. Our volunteers work in various departments within A21.
Within the aftercare setting, about 80 percent of volunteer tasks consist of Administration work, while the other 20 percent is spent in person with Survivors. The administration work consists of multiple different projects throughout the year that will progress A21’s Aftercare Model. The time spent with Survivors will include, assisting with appointments, celebratory events, and Lifeskill classes.
The Mental Health Assessment is simpler than it sounds and has multiple medical terms for it. A21 simply needs to obtain a basic review and/or letter from your General Practitioner or Psychologist that clears you to work around Survivors of Human Trafficking.
You can call your General Practitioner and ask for a referral letter that states you are in good mental health to work around Survivors. Or you can call a local Psychologist and ask them if they would be able to do a basic mental health assessment.
The North Carolina office has 2 types of volunteer opportunities available:
Local Volunteer - A21 Local Volunteers are individuals who live near Charlotte, NC and are willing to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week on an ongoing basis.
Operational Volunteers - A21 Operational Volunteers are individuals coming from out of the area/state and serve a short-term period for 2-6 months, with a minimum of 30 hours per week.
Plan and facilitate fun activities for Survivors
Plan and facilitate Survivor’s birthday parties and/or holiday celebrations
Accompany A21 staff and survivors for appointments and other trips
Work with the A21 team to create and build the Aftercare Program
Assist in the daily functioning of the office
Participate in local A21 events, which may occur on evenings and weekends
Applicants must be 18+ years of age
Applicant must be female
Applicant must be able to dedicate a minimum of 10 hours per week in office (If applying for Local), and a minimum of 30 hours per week in office (If applying for Operational).
Applicant must be able to speak and write in English
Applicant must submit two written references (A21 will request and provide the template for this in stage 2 of the application process).
Applicant must submit a Mental Health Assessment from a General Practitioner or Psychologist (A21 will request this assessment in stage 3 of the application process).
Start Date: September 5, 2017
End Date: December 8, 2017
Application Deadline: June 2, 2017
Start Date: January 22, 2018
End Date: May 25, 2018
Application Deadline: October 1, 2018
Start Date: May 21, 2018
End Date: August 10, 2018
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018
Start Date: August 6, 2018
End Date: December 21, 2018
Application Deadline: May 1, 2018