There are various categories of volunteer needs. The volunteer programs below are not limited to the following rather to give an idea of the types of volunteers RCAHT is requesting.

Driver Program

One of the largest needs is survivor transportation. Survivors live at SafeHouse, at home, with family, or at other approved placements and do not have access to getting to all their meetings, therapy appointment, empowerment development classes, etc. We could use your support in taking time out of your day to drive them to and from these appointments.

What to do to become a SafeHouse Driver:

1. Attend a SafeHouse Meet and Greet given by the Volunteer Coordinator, Dana Darby.

2. Complete Volunteer Application

3. Complete and Pass a SafeHouse Background check

4. Provide Vehicle Insurance and Driver’s License

5. Complete confidentiality form.

6. Authorization Release.

7. Provide Days and Nights you are available to Drive.

 How Does the Driver Program Work?

1. You can commit to once a month driving for specific events for survivor(s)

2. You can commit to on-call driving as needed.

3. You can commit to special event driving.

 Interpreter Program

One of our needs is for interpreters (written and oral).

Survivors referred can speak a variety of dialects.

We are creating a call data bank of interpreters in the area who will make themselves (day time hours) available to interpret.

Requested Languages: Spanish, Deaf (ASL, MSL), Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Mandarin, and Guatemalan

What to do to become a SafeHouse Interpreter:

1. Attend a SafeHouse Meet and Greet given by the Volunteer Coordinator, Dana Darby

2. Complete Volunteer Application

3. Complete and Pass a SafeHouse Background check

4. Provide Vehicle Insurance and Driver’s License

5. Complete confidentiality form.

6. Authorization Release.

7. Provide Days you are available.

How Does the Interpreter Program Work?

1. By signing up you place your name as a resource for when that language is needed.

2. You could be called often or once for the whole year.

3. You would drive to the requested location to provide interpretation

4. Interpretation would be for interviews and case management sessions.

Partnership

One of our program needs is Talent Partnership.

The reality of these victims is that they need a multi- agency response and their needs are great.

Connecting us to other partners is key

Do you know someone who can offer their talent for free or sliding scale?

Are you an attorney? Therapist? Dentist? Orthodontist? Eye Doctor? Interpreter? Tattoo removal and cover up? Apartment housing? In-House Employment training? If so, your donation of your talent to a survivor can change their life.

Do you know someone who can offer their talent by teaching a one-on-one class or group class?

1. Job Readiness

2. Budgeting

3. Creative Writing

4. Art

5. Sewing/crocheting

6. Baking/cooking

7. Yoga

8. Music

9. Life Skill Class (grocery shopping, FASFA applying, study skills, tutoring, etc.).

10. Time Management

Educator Program

One of our needs is for community members to be able to train others about human trafficking.

We have RCAHT Train the Trainer workshops throughout the year that offers a 45 minute scripted PowerPoint to attendees to be able to train, show videos and educate the community about what human trafficking is, how to identify a victim and what RCAHT is.

Join our mailing list to see when the next workshop is. Workshops are in Spanish and English.

Occasionally the task force will have individual administrative Volunteer Positions available.

Contact Dana Darby our Volunteer Coordinator at Operation SafeHouse 951-351-4418 or by email at ddarby@operationsafehouse.org

We have support volunteer positions open, as we continue to build our team. Core support volunteer positions require an average of 5 hours a week and tasks vary according to the team you are supporting.

Resume and Background check required for all positions.