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.
In the second stage of the application process you will be asked to submit a K10 Assessment. This should be taken by you personally, as the applicant, and submitted along with your references and background check consent form.
In the third stage of the application process you may be asked to submit a mental health assessment, which is 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 of human trafficking. Or you can call a local Psychologist and ask them if they would be able to do a basic Mental Health Assessment.