Waco Volunteer Opportunities

UnBound started with a clear mission: to mobilize the Church and activate local communities to fight human trafficking. We believe everyone has a part to play in the fight against human trafficking. We keep a small paid staff for organizational leadership, program administration, and victim response, but we are dependent on volunteers to make an impact in our community.

There are countless ways individuals can play their part in fighting human trafficking. Whether it’s mentoring in a local school, donating toward the fight, advocating for prevention education, sharing information with friends, or using your occupation to make an impact, each action we take matters.

We have a variety of opportunities dependent on availability, commitment level, interest and skills. Please carefully read through this list to determine which opportunity may be a good fit for you on each of these levels.


LOW COMMITMENT OPPORTUNITIES

If you’re unable to commit a lot of time or don’t have a flexible schedule, but still want to be involved, consider one of these opportunities!


Prayer Team

Prayer is a central and vital part of this fight against human trafficking! We need an army of people fighting with us through consistent, committed prayer.

  • Attend hosted prayer times (monthly/varies).
  • Commit to pray on your own time.

Commitment: as available


Event Team

Volunteer at UnBound’s events to help make them a success. This may include annual events like the Light Up the Dark 5K, Not In My City Outreach, Not In My City Night and more!

Commitment: as available


Fundraising

UnBound is primarily funded through private donations. You can multiply the impact of UnBound through direct support or organizing fundraisers.

  • Join the Ignite Team through a monthly pledge of $22/month or more and receive special updates on how you’re igniting hope in the lives of survivors. Email waco@unboundnow.org to join.
  • Organize a fundraiser through a local profit share or use your creativity to raise money for the fight.

Commitment: as available


College Team

The UnBound College Team is for local college students or college-aged young adults that are passionate about fighting human trafficking. You can be part of monthly awareness meetings, prayer nights or other teams.

  • Core Team – Commit to weekly involvement in the college team.
  • Big Team – Stay aware of college team opportunities without the commitment.

Commitment: varies


Not In My City Outreach

Organize a group of people (of any size) for a “Not In My City” outreach to reach local businesses with trafficking awareness and victim resources. All you have to do is pull people together and set a time, and we’ll give you the training and materials.

Commitment: as available


HIGH COMMITMENT OPPORTUNITIES

If you’re ready and available to commit more time to volunteering, consider one of these opportunities.


Prevention Groups

Educate small groups of youth in middle schools and high schools on the traps of human trafficking and empower them to stay safe through a class presentation or multi-week curriculum.

Commitment: 1+ semester  / 30-90 minutes per week / availability during at least one school day per week (lunch time or other)

Requirements: Female or male / 18+  / Committed & Reliable / Skilled at connecting with youth

Onboarding: Volunteer application, interview, groups training


Training Team

Use your public speaking skills to equip professionals and community members to identify and respond to human trafficking as a volunteer trainer.

Commitment: 1 year / 1+ training per month / Flexible schedule

Requirements: Female or male / 18+ / Committed & reliable / Strong public speaking skills

Onboarding: Volunteer application, interview, online curriculum, training


Juvenile Detention Center Outreach – Girls

Our JDC Team uses our sex trafficking prevention and identification curriculum to educate and empower girls in juvenile detention to stay safe and allows us to recognize those already being groomed or exploited.

Commitment: 1 year  / 4+ hours per month / Availability on Wednesday afternoons

Requirements: Female / 18+  / Committed and reliable / Skilled at connecting with youth

Onboarding: UnBound – volunteer application, interview, online curriculum, training / Juvenile Justice – volunteer application, fingerprinting, orientation and training


Juvenile Detention Center Outreach – Boys

Our JDC Boys Team uses a curriculum to educate and empower boys in juvenile detention to stay safe from trafficking and to stand up against the sexual exploitation of others.   

Commitment: 1 year  / 4+ hours per month / availability on Wednesday afternoons

Requirements: Male / 18+  / Committed and reliable / Skilled at connecting with youth

Onboarding: UnBound – volunteer application, interview, online curriculum, training / Juvenile Justice – volunteer application, fingerprinting, orientation and training


Junior Varsity UnBound (JVUB)

Our JVUB program is for all girls in probation in McLennan County. This two-week program educates and empowers girls to stay safe and join the fight against human trafficking.

Commitment: 1 year  / 4+ hours per month  / Availability on Saturday mornings

Requirements: Female / 18+  / Committed and reliable / Skilled at connecting with youth

Onboarding: UnBound – volunteer application, interview, online curriculum, training / Juvenile Justice – volunteer application, fingerprinting, orientation and training


Victim Response

The victim response team has the opportunity to meet the tangible needs of human trafficking survivors, from meeting victims in person to providing assistance with services and physical needs.

Commitment: 1 year / flexible for immediate response

Requirements: Female / 18+ / Committed and reliable / Strong listening and empathy skills

Onboarding: Volunteer application, interview, online curriculum, training

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