How to Get Involved on Campus
CAST (Carolina Against Slavery and Trafficking)
CAST is a small, impassioned group within the Campus Y dedicated to a grassroots approach of education and advocacy to eradicate this global epidemic. Through the implementation of speaker panels, documentary screenings, advocacy and awareness trainings, fundraising, and numerous other local and state initiatives, CAST is able to connect with countless individuals, rendering a stronger, more educated society to combat this social injustice.
UNC-CH International Justice Mission
UNC-CH IJM is UNC’s chapter of the International Justice Mission (http://www.ijm.org/). IJM is a human rights agency with field offices in over 15 countries in the developing world, where they advocate of behalf of victims of violent oppression and rescue people out of trafficking situations. The chapter has two primary goals: to educate our campus and community of the issues with which IJM engages, and to financially support the life-saving work of IJM through fund-raising events. If interested in learning more or if you want to get involved, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or feel free to check out our website and facebook page!
Carolina Women’s Center, Human Trafficking Program
Interested in an internship with the Carolina Women’s Center’s Anti-Human Trafficking Program? Opportunities are available for both the Fall and Spring semesters. Tasks vary by semester, but include maintaining the CWC’s Human Trafficking Website, planning and hosting trafficking-related events on campus, drafting blog posts, and engaging with community partners to bolster North Carolina’s anti-trafficking efforts. Please submit a resume and cover letter stating relevant knowledge, interests, and skills to email@example.com.
Local Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
NCCASA (North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault) – NCCASA is an inclusive, statewide alliance working to end sexual violence through education, advocacy, and legislation. This organization provides services for victims of human trafficking and has spearheaded a lot of important anti-trafficking efforts within North Carolina. Learn more here: http://www.nccasa.net/
The Salvation Army – The Salvation Army of Wake County provides case management services for survivors of human trafficking, as well as educational seminars and training sessions on human trafficking. For volunteer opportunities or to learn more, visit their website and contact their administrative office (click on “contact us”): http://www.keepthebellringing.org/
World Relief, Durham – World Relief, Durham provides case management services for survivors of human trafficking, as well as education for the community, service providers, and at-risk populations. For volunteer and internship opportunities, visit their website: http://worldrelief.org/durham
Legal Aid of NC – Legal Aid of NC provides services for victims of sex trafficking and offers internships (both paid and volunteer) to law students wanting to gain experience working in a public interest setting: http://www.legalaidnc.org/public/Participate/Internships/
NC Stop Human Trafficking – NC Stop works to connect individuals, community groups, and faith-based organizations in North Carolina who fight against human trafficking to collaborate, communicate, educate and advocate. Learn more here: http://ncstophumantrafficking.wordpress.com/
NCCAHT (North Carolina Coalition Against Human Trafficking) – NCCAHT is a group of professionals from multiple fields that works to raise awareness about human trafficking across North Carolina, support efforts to prosecute traffickers, and identify and assist victims. Learn more here: http://humantrafficking.unc.edu/nccaht/
*For internship/employment opportunities with other anti-trafficking organizations across the country, see “Organizations, Campaigns, and Conferences” under Resources
Check out the Carolina Women’s Center’s Blog! http://womenscenter.unc.edu/blog/