Volunteer

Volunteer

There are many opportunities to volunteer with End Slavery Cincinnati regardless of your availability, skills or expertise, and your interest.  Below are a few of the avenues currently available for interested volunteers.  Please do not hesitate to contact the coalition manager directly (Erin.Meyer@use.salvationarmy.org) if you have any questions or wish to explore other options.

Become a Coalition Member

The most flexible way to get involved in the coalition and the anti-human trafficking movement in Cincinnati is to join the coalition.

By attending a coalition meeting or two and completing a brief membership agreement (available at the meetings) you can engage in the activities of the coalition, join a committee and participate in the collaborative efforts of the coalition members to combat human trafficking in your community.

Get more information about the coalition’s upcoming meetings and events.

Street Outreach

A trained team of volunteers and End Slavery Cincinnati Staff go out to the streets of Cincinnati to connect with women being exploited in the commercial sex industry and to offer support. As a team, we distribute gift bags which include basic essentials for victims and outreach efforts to spread awareness and understanding. We offer encouragement and a source of hope letting trafficking victims know that we are here to serve them.

The street team appreciates both male/female volunteers. Although more male volunteers are needed to drive the van, all help would be greatly appreciated. Female volunteers will actually get out of the van to distribute the gift bags on the streets.

Trainings to be a part of team will take place on a monthly basis. The trainings will be held monthly from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at The Salvation Army Downtown.  Click here for a training schedule.

The team currently goes out on Tuesdays from 8-10pm; however, new shifts are being explored. For shift availability and to sign up to become a Street Outreach team member please send an email to escoutreach@gmail.com.  If you are not able to volunteer your time, but you would like to support the creation of the gift bags, click here.

Other coalition member organizations conduct Street Outreach and engage with women exploited through commercial sex, as well. Please visit the organization websites below for more information on how to volunteer with their programs:

Cincinnati Union Bethel’s Off the Streets Program
Tamar’s Place

Join the Training Team

End Slavery Cincinnati is always looking for new trainers to become part of ESC’s Training Team! Members of the Training Team have the opportunity to serve as ESC Trainers and facilitate presentations, speaking engagements, and trainings about human trafficking across the greater Cincinnati area.

Qualifications
• Ability to commit to a 25 hour training program and to commit to four speaking engagements per year
• Experience and ability to work with individuals of different backgrounds and life experiences
• Commitment to service and supporting the community
• Experience with and comfort using Microsoft Office and Google Docs and Drive
• Background checks for working with children will be required for selected applicants

Application Process
If you are interested in becoming an ESC Trainer and joining the Training Team, please email escoutreach@gmail.com with your resume, along with a cover letter including the following:
• A description of why you are interested in being a part of the Training Team
• Information about your previous public speaking/training/educating experience
• Any expertise or experience you may have in a relevant field (legal, medical, social service, law enforcement, education, etc.)

We host our Train the Trainer session quarterly. Our first session of 2016 will start on March 8th. Visit our website and events calendar for more information and exact dates.

Mentor Program

Support a client during their recovery! The Salvation Army of Anti-Human Trafficking Program is offering a mentoring program for human trafficking survivors.

The goal of the program is to provide social support and skill development opportunities. Mentors will connect with survivors on a monthly basis at events or outings based on the needs and interests of the mentee or combined interests. Destination examples might include area parks, museums, art events, zoo, or other Cincinnati attractions. Mentors and mentees will be matched according to their availability and mutual interests.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email us at escoutreach@gmail.com for more information on how to apply. We will be hosting trainings for this program throughout the year. Up-to-date information about any upcoming trainings will be on our events calendar. Our first Mentor Training of 2016 will be held on March 19th.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

End Slavery Cincinnati appreciates the interest of those willing to support the cause. There are additional volunteer opportunities that are more geared toward giving a helping hand at events. We are always in need of occasional volunteers who hand out flyers throughout the community, usher at events or, provide other support.  If you are interested in volunteering in general, but want to learn more, please come to an upcoming event or coalition meeting or email us at escoutreach@gmail.com

For other opportunities to get involved and stay informed, join our mailing list, become a fellow, request a training or speaker for a group meeting or event in your community, or explore other ways to give.

If you are interested in volunteering in the community, but don’t feel any of ESC’s opportunities are the right fit, please visit the below organizations for additional opportunities to support the human trafficking movement or victims in related fields:

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Cincinnati Union Bethel
Tamar’s Place
YWCA
U Give
Give Back Cincinnati

If you have any additional questions about the information above please contact Erin Meyer the Coalition Manager via email at Erin.Meyer@use.salvationarmy.org or by phone at (513) 762-5658.