“The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely he will be to recover from trauma and thrive. Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love.” Dr. Bruce Perry
VOLUNTEER PROGRAM MISSION
At Aftercare International, we hold the firm belief that it is through collaborative efforts that we advance our mission to combat human trafficking and empower survivors to thrive. As someone who has expressed an interest in volunteering, we're excited to share with you the various ways you can contribute your time, skills, and passion to our cause.
Here are some of the volunteer opportunities we offer:
Community Outreach Volunteers: These dedicated volunteers are the face of Aftercare International in local communities. They play a pivotal role in raising awareness about our mission and engaging the public. By actively connecting with community members, they build essential bridges of trust and support that are crucial for our organization's success. Their dedication to educating others about human trafficking and our services not only helps survivors access assistance but also contributes to our broader mission of prevention and advocacy.
Mentoring and Support Volunteers: In the role of a Mentor within the Aftercare International Mentoring Program, individuals have the opportunity to profoundly impact the lives of survivors of human trafficking. These mentors serve as dedicated guides, providing survivors with the support and encouragement needed to rebuild their lives and strive for independence. Beyond imparting skills, mentors cultivate transformative relationships grounded in trust and empathy. They collaborate with survivors to set achievable goals, offer practical assistance, and advocate for their rights, ultimately contributing to Aftercare International's mission of creating a world where survivors can thrive. This volunteer position offers a unique chance to make a lasting difference in the lives of those who have faced unimaginable challenges.
Fundraising Volunteers: Fundraising volunteers are the financial backbone of Aftercare International. Their dedication to securing funds ensures our organization's sustainability. These volunteers enable us to provide essential services and support to survivors while expanding our reach to prevent future trafficking incidents, aligning with both our mission and vision.
Research and Data Analysis Volunteers: Research and data analysis volunteers are essential for Aftercare International's evidence-based approach. Their meticulous research and analysis contribute to a deeper understanding of human trafficking trends, survivor needs, and the effectiveness of our programs. Their work not only informs our strategies but also bolsters our ability to continuously improve our services, ultimately advancing our mission and getting us closer to achieving our vision of a world without human trafficking.
Country Research Specialist: The Country Research Specialist role at Aftercare International involves conducting comprehensive research on specific countries to gather insights into their human trafficking landscape. This includes analyzing trafficking laws, cultural dynamics, and the availability of anti-trafficking services within the designated country. Country Research Specialists provide critical data that informs our strategies, allowing us to tailor our efforts to address the unique challenges in each region, advocate for effective policies, and ensure that survivors receive appropriate support. This volunteer position requires strong research and analytical skills, cultural sensitivity, and a passion for human rights and combating human trafficking. Country Research Specialists play a vital role in our mission to create a world free from this heinous crime.
Marketing Volunteer: The Marketing Volunteer role at Aftercare International is a critical function within our organization's outreach efforts. Marketing Volunteers are responsible for implementing marketing and communication strategies to raise awareness about our mission and the issues we address, including human trafficking. They contribute to creating and sharing engaging content across various platforms, such as social media, email campaigns, and promotional materials. By leveraging their creative and communication skills, Marketing Volunteers help us connect with the public, supporters, and potential donors. This position is instrumental in expanding our reach, fostering engagement, and ultimately furthering our mission to support survivors and combat human trafficking.
Humanitarian Aid Volunteer: The Humanitarian Aid volunteer role at Aftercare International is central to ensuring the effective coordination and management of humanitarian aid for survivors of human trafficking and Aftercare homes. This position involves assessing the specific needs of survivors and facilities, including necessities such as clothing, hygiene products, food, and medical supplies. The Humanitarian Aid Organizer is responsible for overseeing the collection of donations, maintaining a well-organized inventory system, and coordinating the distribution of aid items to survivors and facilities in need. This vital position contributes directly to the organization's mission by facilitating the provision of essential resources to support survivors on their path to recovery and empowerment.
Event Planning and Coordination Volunteer: The Event Planning and Coordination Volunteer role with Aftercare International offers an exciting opportunity for individuals who are passionate about combatting human trafficking and empowering survivors. In this role, volunteers work closely with the organization's Events Team to strategize, organize, and execute a wide range of events, including fundraisers, awareness campaigns, workshops, and community outreach initiatives. Detail-oriented and highly organized, these volunteers play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth operation of events, from logistical arrangements to marketing and participant engagement. With a commitment to our mission, Event Planning and Coordination Volunteers contribute significantly to creating impactful experiences that raise awareness and vital funds, all while advancing our vision of a world where survivors can truly thrive.
Administrative Support Volunteer: The Administrative Support Volunteer role at Aftercare International is a vital component of our mission to combat human trafficking and empower survivors. Volunteers in this role provide crucial assistance with various administrative tasks that keep our organization running smoothly. From data entry and file management to correspondence and research, Administrative Support Volunteers play an integral part in ensuring our operations are efficient and effective. With strong attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining confidentiality, they help us maintain accurate records, facilitate communication, and enhance our overall productivity. This volunteer position offers individuals an opportunity to gain valuable administrative skills, contribute to a meaningful cause, and collaborate with a dedicated team working towards a world where survivors can thrive. Join us in the fight against human trafficking and make a difference through administrative support.
Grant Writing Volunteer: The Grant Writing Volunteer role at Aftercare International is a vital component of our mission to combat human trafficking and empower survivors. Volunteers in this role utilize their exceptional writing and research skills to secure critical funding from various sources. By identifying potential grant opportunities, crafting persuasive grant proposals, and ensuring compliance with grant requirements, Grant Writing Volunteers play a key role in our ability to expand our programs and make a tangible impact in the fight against human trafficking. This position offers individuals an opportunity to gain valuable grant writing experience, contribute to a meaningful cause, and collaborate with a dedicated team working towards a world where survivors can thrive. Join us in the fight against human trafficking and make a difference through grant writing.
Do You Have a Unique Skillset or Another Way You'd Like to Volunteer?
If you possess a unique skillset or have an innovative idea for volunteering that aligns with our mission, we'd love to hear from you! Your creativity and talents can potentially open up new avenues for support and advocacy.
To explore these opportunities and consider joining us in making a meaningful impact on the lives of survivors and in the fight against human trafficking, we invite you to fill out our volunteer application form by clicking the link below.
Your commitment and dedication can help us create a world where survivors of human trafficking not only heal but also flourish. Together, we can make a difference.
Thank you for your interest and support.
Join us in making a real difference.
John Quincy Adams
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."