Volunteer Opportunties


JOIN US AND BRING YOUR SKILLS

The Coalition appreciates and utilizes the uniqueness of its members' abilities and ideas. If you have any ideas on how you would like to fight modern day slavery, please contact us with your ideas!

CLICK FOR TRAININGS & OPPORTUNITIES


For a description of opportunities and current needs, please also see below. For more information, or for questions/concerns please email AHTVolunteer.SalvationArmy@gmail.com

* To volunteer directly with Gracehaven, Freedom a la Cart, Art4Abolition, She Has a Name, TraffickFree/SOAP, or any other coalition members, please visit their websites.



SUPPORT THE WELL DROP-IN CENTER

The Well is The Salvation Army’s Daytime Drop in Center for women who have been sexually exploited and trafficked in Columbus.The goal of the well is to facilitate an environment of peace, a sanctuary place where women can rest, be valued, and develop a sense of positive self worth calling The Well a place of their own. The Well's drop-in hours are 1PM - 5PM every Tuesday. The address in not public in order to protect the privacy of the women who stop by, but if you are a woman in distress and would like the address please call (614) 285-4357.



The Well Meal

Volunteers can sign up to prepare and bring a meal to the well for 25-30 people. serve and leave afterward, you do not need to take the training.

Empower Hour at The Well
Volunteers are welcome to join individually or in a group no more than five women, and lead an activity from 1pm-2pm every Tuesday. This activity can range from pampering (hair/nails/facials), yoga, self defense, card making, art therapy, writing/journaling, singing, dancing, scrap booking, jewelry making, homemaking, cooking, playing an instrument for entertainment, budget/money management. Anything that the ladies would gain enjoyment from and learn a skill.

Organizing and restocking - monthly service

  • The Well room; restocking, keeping it nice and neat for women to use for resting, gather library materials and donation needs and supplies.
  • The donation closet; checking, stocking, organizing



SERVE AS A HOTLINE OPERATOR

The local Human Trafficking Information and Referral Hotline 1-614-285-4357(HELP) is a crisis hotline operated by the Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition (CORRC) and set up to provide information and resources to victims of trafficking and those who know of potential victims.

The Hotline is completely volunteer operated.
The volunteer operator is in charge of answering all calls during her shift, and assessing when calls necessitate response. Emergency calls are then reported to and dealt with by Salvation Army social workers and local law enforcement. There is a required 30-hour training for all volunteers. More hotline volunteers are desperately needed! 

JOIN SALVATION ARMY'S STREET OUTREACH

A dedicated team of trained volunteers and Salvation Army Staff venture out to the streets of Columbus in search of trafficking victims forced into prostitution. 

We offer these women (and men) love, encouragement and a source of hope through distributing gift bags. You can join the efforts of the street outreach in one of three ways:

Street Team:
Join our trained individuals who venture out each week. Training is held the second Monday of every month from 6-9pm at the Salvation Army. 

Donate items for Gift bags:
This effort has no direct funding source and operates purely on donations and the passion of volunteers. You can network between friends, family, organizations, companies, and churches to gather donations for the gift bags.

  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • Hand written short notes of encouragement
  • Pre-packaged treats (chocolate bars/chips/pastries)
  • Drinks (ex: mini juice boxes, waters, sodas, gatorades)
  • Plastic container, ready-eat meals (lunchables/spaghettios)
  • Alcohol wipes/hand sanitizer 
  • Condoms
  • Mouth wash/toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Feminine hygiene products (ex: tampons, maxi pads, feminine wipes)
  • Deodorant, chap stick, lip gloss, lotions, body spray 
  • Anything else you feel a woman would appreciate!

Prayer Pack (Group):
The Salvation Army views prayer as a valuable component of the street outreach. We believe the power of prayer leads us to the right people, strengthens the individuals we meet, and offers us protection. You or a group can be given a list of prayer request that has the first name of a victim as to pray for their well-being.



BECOME A PARTNER

Want to get involved in Ohio? Want to make a difference in someone's life? 

Join Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition to fight modern day slavery. You can volunteer your devoted time and talents to this cause by completing the support form and submitting it to Michelle Hannan: mhannan@use.salvationarmy.org or fax 614.221.1896

DONATE ITEMS - "For All" Immediate Needs! 

  • Bus passes/single rides/weekly/monthly
  • Holiday/other themed decor; table cloths, candles, picture frames, etc.
  • Gas cards
  • Phone cards
  • Gift cards to area grocery stores; Meijer, Kroger, Walmart
  • Feminine hygiene; Maxi pads, body wash, deodorant
  • Lotion, Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Pre-packaged treats (chocolate bars/chips/pastries) 
  • Drinks (ex: mini juice boxes, waters, sodas, gatorades) 
  • Plastic container, ready-eat meals (lunchables/spaghettios) 
  • Alcohol wipes/hand sanitizer 

MAKE AN ON-LINE PAYPAL DONATION

You can donate through PayPal by clicking the Donate button below.

All donations go through the Central Ohio Rescue & Restore Coalition manager, the Salvation Army Anti-Human Trafficking Department, which manages the coalition and provides direct services to human trafficking victims.

                          
HOST A FUNDRAISER

There are endless ways to acquire financial donations for a cause or organization, however, the benefits of hosting a fund raiser is that you can reach many people at one time.

We would greatly appreciate your efforts in this area and would help support your fund raiser
for Central Ohio Rescue and Restore via advertisement on this site as well as connecting your project with our partners.

 If this is an area that you would like to host a fundraiser for the benefit of Central Ohio Rescue and Restore, please contact us directly at 614-935-1511 or e-mail Samantha Hudson at samantha.hudson@use.salvation.org.


 
 
Items for the Well:

In need of numerous items including:
  • Board Games
  • Canned foods; veggies/fruit, spaghetti sauce,
  • Large or multiple frozen foods; bags of meatballs, alfredo dinners, garlic bread, rolls, etc.
  • To go boxes for food
  • Books, CDs & DVDs
  • Household/kitchen; paper towels, trash bags, cleaning supplies, zip lock bags, foil
  • Fabric cleaner
  • Air fresheners
  • Storage racks
  • Hanging shelving units
  • Fabric
  • Art supplies/mini canvas
  • Clay
  • Paint by number
  • Coloring books
  • Crayons & markers
  • Nail polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Nail files
  • Canvas tote bags
  • Puffy paint
  • Cloth pens & markers
  • Yarn
  • Crochet/knitting needles
  • Anything else you feel the women would appreciate!
SERVE AT GUEST HOUSE SHELTER

The Guest House offers short-term housing for survivors of Human Trafficking. The location is private for the safety and security of victims.

Women forced into the sex-for-sale business are often threatened by their traffickers if they break free, and thus they need a secure, temporary shelter; 3 in every 4 women rescued from traffickers need a place to go on a short-term basis.

The facility will have on-site professional support from the organization’s anti-human-trafficking team. After the short stay, a woman can transition into residential treatment programs, move in with a relative or find other long-term housing.
There is a required 30-hour training for all volunteers.

BECOME AN ADVOCATE OR SPEAKER

If your passion has a voice we welcome you to join the coalition’s speakers' bureau to bring education to others on the issue of human trafficking. The coalition receives numerous speaking requests every week and needs trained volunteers to handle these speaking engagements. Please join the speakers' bureau to help raise awareness and to hone your public speaking abilities.



Education Awareness is one of the most important tools in this fight against modern day slavery and the coalition strives to get information about recognition, response, and prevention to area schools, hospitals, churches, and organizations.

There is a one day training to become a part of this group. The training will take place at The Salvation Army Office, 966 East Main Street. Register online at: http://ahtspeakersbureau.eventbrite.com

   JOIN BELTS BREAKING BONDAGE

Belts Breaking Bondage is the entrepreneurial arm of The Salvation Army's Anti-Human Trafficking Leadership Instititute called "The Well'. BBB's role in the eradication of sex trafficking is to collaborate with volunteers andpay survivors to create handmade fabric fashion products to be sold to raise funds and awareness about modern day slavery. Eighty-five percent of all donations go to providing financial stipends to the survivors of sex trafficking who create the BBB products and other restoration efforts of The Well.

 

BBB Employees and supporters believe that we can end the consumption of wom en through the sex industry by creating an avenue where activism generates awareness about human trafficking and opportunities for survivors to be empowered.

Help is needed to make the merchandise (you don’t need to know how to sew), collect supplies (fabric, thread, scissors, beads), and sell the products at Columbus events.

To Order BBB Prodcucts Visit our Etsy Website at:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeltsBreakingBondage

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