FAIR Girls Outreach and Prevention Volunteer Opportunities Location: Washington, DC Type of Volunteers: There are three (3) types of volunteers with the Outreach and Prevention Team of FAIR Girls: Prevention Advocate, Outreach Advocate and Tabling Support Volunteer. FAIR Girls offers a variety of trainings, outreach, and prevention education workshops. Our Human Trafficking 101/ Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) 101 program is intended for any direct service providers, law enforcement, first responders, foster care providers, juvenile justice system staff, faith-based groups, hotel and hospitality organizations, and community members that want to learn more about human trafficking. These trainings take an in depth look at human trafficking, what it is...and what it is not and can range from one hour to a full day. Tell Your Friends is a four-module, multimedia prevention education curriculum taught in junior high and high school classrooms, after-school programs, youth shelters and group homes. The curriculum both empowers and motivates students with the knowledge, communication skills, and community resources to keep themselves safe from exploitation and trafficking and to become peer educators who will “tell their friends,” families, and communities how to do the same. The curriculum is presented in a fun and interactive way that sparks healthy debates and allows vulnerable teens to learn ways to stay safe and where they can get help. FAIR Girls has educated over 3,000 at-risk youth in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia to stay safe from trafficking. FAIR Girls partners with local Law Enforcement to conduct street outreach efforts and provide tools and information to individuals in need of support. The Outreach and Prevention Team also conducts outreach at tabling events in the DMV in order to promote the mission and services of FAIR Girls. Key Responsibilities: The Outreach and Prevention Volunteers work to educate professionals and youth about human trafficking and the services provided by FAIR Girls. Volunteers will be trained to represent FAIR Girls in a variety of roles and settings. Volunteer Prevention Advocates are responsible for facilitating Human Trafficking/CSEC 101 trainings. Tell Your Friends trainings can be triggering to some students, advocates will serve as support for staff conducting trainings. Advocates will complete a required 20-hour training conducted by FAIR Girls staff. Advocates will report to the Outreach and Prevention Specialist. Volunteer Outreach Advocates will accompany local law enforcement on ride-alongs to provide support and referrals to potential survivors. Advocates will hand out materials to potential survivors and provide crisis support for individuals seeking services. Advocates will complete a required 20-hour training conducted by FAIR Girls staff. Advocates will report to the Outreach and Prevention Specialist. Tabling Support Volunteers are responsible for representing FAIR Girls at various tabling opportunities. Tabling Support Volunteers will receive training on FAIR Girls mission and services in order to appropriately answer questions and provide information to direct service providers, law enforcement, first responders, foster care providers, juvenile justice system staff, faith-based groups, hotel and hospitality organizations, and community members that want to learn more about human trafficking. Volunteers will report to the Outreach and Prevention Specialist. Time Commitment: All Outreach and Prevention Volunteers are asked to commit to the organization for a minimum of 1 year due to the investment of trauma-informed training for our volunteers. Prevention Advocates and Tabling Support Volunteers commit to 1 - 3 shifts per month, either during the weekend (Saturday & Sunday) or throughout the week (Monday-Friday) at various times, depending on need. Outreach Advocates commit to 1-3 shifts per month weekend (Saturday & Sunday) or throughout the week (Monday-Friday) typically between 12-3 AM, depending on need. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors or Masters degree in social work/public health/counseling/youth development or other related field; Masters students encouraged to apply! Experience or training in Public Speaking Experience in and passion for working with survivors of trauma, especially gender-based violence including but not limited to: sexual abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking Experience facilitating engaging groups and workshops for young adults or professionals Strong work ethic, positive energy and attitude, empathetic outlook, excellent written and verbal communication, and flexibility Due to the nature of the work and the age of the clients we serve, all volunteers must be at least 21 years old Support: Training for these positions will be provided. In addition, the Outreach and Prevention Specialist and Director of Programs will be available for questions and assistance. To apply: Email resume to Shelby Hettenbach, Outreach and Prevention Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org. A completed volunteer onboarding packet is provided before the start of the position. Thank you for your interest in helping to make a positive impact in the lives of the trafficking survivors we serve!
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