As The Lantern continues to expand rapidly, we are hoping to build volunteer teams to ensure we are able to keep up with the demands. If you sign up for a team below, we will simply add you to the email list for that team so that you can receive direct communication in your area as the needs arise. There are also a handful of individual positions that we will communicate with directly to ensure these roles are filled by individuals who have the capacity and interest to commit to the ongoing nature of the roles.
Help us plan a wide variety of events from fundraisers to educational workshops. Opportunities range from day-of preparations (decor, setup, registration, cleanup) to helping us coordinate our larger fundraisers.
We're often invited to pass out information about The Lantern at local events, and would love to be able to call on a team to help us as we continue to grow and our engagements increase. We will provide any training necessary, but this team is ideal for outgoing individuals who enjoy connecting with others and are passionate about the counter trafficking movement.
We’re looking to build a team who is interested in coordinating our first ever silent auction (taking place at the December 1st Gala) by assisting in securing donations, planning logistics, facilitating the silent auction the day-of, and coordinating item distribution/pickup. Relying on this support team/leader to take initiative on this important element of the gala will ensure our staff can focus on marketing, registration, and overall event coordination.
Our Safe House network requires a wide variety of assistance. From transporting goods and furniture, procuring food donations, all the way to assisting safe house parents. The training is more extensive for this area, and background checks may be required. We're looking for individuals who are both committed and discreet.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to help grow the list of Lantern Stations and to connect small businesses to the cause. This individual would: create a database of businesses, initiate primary contact via email and phone calls, and follow up with any leads to expand our reach. This role would be the point of contact with future Lantern Stations to provide access to the assets (social media graphics, break room signs, and lantern logo decals) that we provide.
We are looking for someone who enjoys connecting with the community, networking, and building relationships. This role centers around researching, proposing, and planning fundraising opportunities for our general operations as well as the safe houses. This role would be ideal for someone who enjoys taking initiative and has experience in fundraising and/or nonprofits.
We are looking for an individual who is passionate about leading others and championing an active role of men in the church (and the community) to rise up as protectors and defenders of freedom. This role centers around getting men involved in the fight against trafficking and exploitation through biblical truth and principals. This individual would work with the Justice Week Recruiter to follow up with future and past Justice Week Churches to promote ongoing relationships and offer ways to stay involved.
We're looking for an individual who is interested in helping rally churches to the cause! An ideal candidate would be someone who is plugged into their local church and enjoys connecting with others. This role centers around: creating a database of churches, initiating primary contact via email and phone calls, and following up with any leads to expand our reach. This role would be the point of contact with Justice Week Churches and provide access to the assets (social media files, screen graphics, PDF of prayer points) that we provide.
We’re looking for an individual who is interested in coordinating our first ever silent auction (taking place at the December 1st Gala). We’d ideally love this individual to have a small support team who assists in securing donations, planning logistics, facilitating the silent auction the day-of, and coordinating item distribution/pickup. Relying on this support team/leader to take initiative on this important element of the gala will ensure our staff can focus on marketing, registration, and overall event coordination.
We have a variety of areas in which you can serve! Everything from event planning, making phone calls all the way to more involved support roles! Training varies depending on the role but we believe that everyone can do something in this fight and we'll help you find your place as much as we can!
There is a lot of misinformation when it comes to serving non profits like ours -and although our teams are involved in more areas that are considered higher risk, we never put our volunteers in those positions unless they are desirous to do so and have had extensive training. Most volunteer roles are no different than serving any non profit agency and are just as low risk.
Anyone can serve with us - the main factor for us is consistency. It's difficult to grow a volunteer base without that! We'll take time to learn about you and that will help us direct you to the ares you'll fit best!
Absolutely. We always start with our intro video trainings and depending on the areas you feel prompted to serve, we'll add additional training onto that. All volunteers with be plugged into ongoing training as needed. We'll ensure you feel well equipped in the areas you're serving
That depends. Some simple areas won't require one (making phone calls etc) but anything more related to our work locally and more direct interactions with our team, will require a background check.
*All volunteer opportunities with the Lantern require various degrees of training. More in-depth roles may require more detailed training as well as background checks. The Lantern will notify you of the requirements for the roles applications express interest in.