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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 
Does A21 cover the accommodation costs?

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.

 

Do you offer short term volunteer opportunities?

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.

 

What do volunteers do in this office?

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.

 

What is the Mental Health Assessment and how do I get one?

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.

 

 

 

Current Opportunities:


The North Carolina office has 2 types of volunteer opportunities available:

Local Volunteer
Operational Volunteer


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.

 

Operational and Local Volunteers will both experience and take part in a broad range of volunteer activities including:

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



The requirements for being accepted for an Operational or Local Volunteer position are:

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).

 

INTAKE DATES

 
FALL 2017:

Start Date: September 5, 2017
End Date: December 8, 2017
Application Deadline: June 2, 2017

 

SPRING 2018:

Start Date: January 22, 2018
End Date: May 25, 2018
Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

 

SUMMER 2018:

Start Date: May 21, 2018
End Date: August 10, 2018
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

 

FALL 2018:

Start Date: August 6, 2018
End Date: December 21, 2018
Application Deadline: May 1, 2018

 

BUDGET

If you're coming from out of town, we recommend budgeting $3,500 USD total for 3 months in Charlotte. This would include accommodation, food, and activities.

 

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