Restoration Volunteer Opportunities

Who We Are:

North Star’s mission is to restore women from trafficking: for freedom. for life. forever. We are committed to providing support to survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation. We operate The Harbor, a residential program that addresses the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs of the women we serve with a Christ-centered focus.

Volunteer Training

Attending the volunteer training is a prerequisite for all volunteers. To volunteer for one of these positions, first complete your application 10 days prior to your preferred volunteer training date. Once you have completed the application, email callie@northstarinitiative.org to schedule your volunteer training.

Upcoming training dates are: November 26th, December 17th, January 28th, and February 25th from 2-4pm.

Our current volunteer needs are:

Life Skills

Position Description

To contribute knowledge or skills to enrich the experiences of our residents. This may include tutors, medical professionals, crafters, artisans, chefs, musicians, language teachers, Bible study, ESL, self defense, fitness and more.

When?

Volunteer-led programs are typically once a week for 4 weeks. Programs are usually 60-90 minutes in duration.

Qualifications

  • Must be 23 years of age or older
  • Be a committed Christian and a person of strong Christian character
  • Be an example of a godly, mature Christian woman
  • Be able to work as a team member.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Have the ability to maintain NSI resident and ministry confidentiality
  • Must have valid drivers license, insurance, and personal vehicle
  • Must complete Human Trafficking training and NSI Volunteer Orientation
  • Maintain open communication at all times with the NSI Staff about any major concerns that are curriculum or resident related.
  • Tutoring

    Position Description

    Provide one-on-one tutoring in a specific subject to residents once a week for an hour.

    When?

    Negotiable and dependent on what is needed for the women.

    Qualifications

  • Female only
  • Must be 23 or older
  • Preferred GED class tutors and/or GED test tutors
  • Subject specific tutors (ie, English, Math, etc)
  • Be a committed Christian and a person of strong Christian character.
  • Be an example of a godly, mature Christian woman.
  • Be able to work as a team member.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Have the ability to maintain NSI resident and ministry confidentiality.
  • Must have valid drivers license, insurance, and personal vehicle
  • Must complete Human Trafficking training and NSI Volunteer Orientation
  • Must have some type of accreditation in your specific field
  • A willingness to work with women who have experienced trauma
  • Ability to come onto the NSI property to provide the tutoring services
  • Ability to prepare and facilitate tutoring collaborative projects, or academic support for individuals and or groups
  • Maintain open communication at all times with the NSI Staff about any major concerns that are curriculum or resident related.
  • Nutrition + Cooking Education

    Position Description

  • Ability to create recipes and assist in cooking meals
  • Understanding of nutritional based cooking lessons
  • Help assist the women with hands on experience
  • Can teach a class of 2-10 women
  • When?

    Negotiable and dependent on what is needed for the women

    Qualifications

  • Female only
  • Must be 25 or older
  • Be a committed Christian and a person of strong Christian character.
  • Be an example of a godly, mature Christian woman.
  • Be able to work as a team member.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Have the ability to maintain NSI resident and ministry confidentiality.
  • Must have valid drivers license, insurance, and personal vehicle
  • Must complete Human Trafficking training and NSI Volunteer Orientation
  • Must have some type of accreditation in this specific field
  • A love of cooking using fruits, veggies and meat.
  • A basic understanding of nutrition
  • A passion for sharing your love of cooking
  • A willingness to work with women who have experienced trauma
  • Maintain open communication at all times with the NSI Staff about any major concerns that are curriculum or resident related.
  • Arts + Crafts

    Position Description

  • Assist the supervisor in the creation of projects
  • Brainstorm ideas and suggest new ones for engaging, site-related projects
  • Help in the set up and clean up with each project
  • Notify supervisor when materials need replacing
  • Assist in creating future projects
  • When?

    Weekly

    Qualifications

  • Female only
  • Must be 21 or older
  • Be a committed Christian and a person of strong Christian character.
  • Be an example of a godly, mature Christian woman.
  • Be able to work as a team member.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Have the ability to maintain NSI resident and ministry confidentiality.
  • Must have valid drivers license, insurance, and personal vehicle
  • Must complete Human Trafficking training and NSI Volunteer Orientation
  • Willingness and interest in working with participants who have had trauma
  • Ability to work well with others, accept supervision and remain flexible
  • A passion for creating and ability to come alongside others who may be experiencing that for the first time
  • A willingness to work with women who have experienced trauma
  • Maintain open communication at all times with the NSI Staff about any major concerns that are curriculum or resident related.
  • Cooking Assistance

    Position Description

  • Responsible for assisting kitchen in areas of need
  • Assist in preparation of dishes
  • Responsible for help in setting up and clean up
  • Notify staff in items need restocked or replenished
  • Responsible for helping to rotate perishable items to help insure fresh product
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries with participants
  • When?

    Schedule is negotiable with what fits into the women’s daily schedule.

    Qualifications

  • Female only
  • Must be 21 or older
  • Be a committed Christian and a person of strong Christian character.
  • Be an example of a godly, mature Christian woman.
  • Be able to work as a team member.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Have the ability to maintain NSI resident and ministry confidentiality
  • Must have valid drivers license, insurance, and personal vehicle
  • Must complete Human Trafficking training and NSI Volunteer Orientation
  • A love of cooking using fruits, veggies and meat.
  • A basic understanding of nutrition
  • A passion for sharing your love of cooking
  • A willingness to work with women who have experienced trauma
  • Maintain open communication at all times with the NSI Staff about any major concerns that are curriculum or resident related.
  • Recreational Activities

    Position Description

  • Responsible for running a class- Holy yoga, pilates, strengths, exercises, cardio, etc.
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries with participants
  • When?

    Schedule is negotiable with what fits into the women’s daily schedule.

    Qualifications

  • Female only
  • Must be 23 or older
  • Be a committed Christian and a person of strong Christian character.
  • Be an example of a godly, mature Christian woman.
  • Be able to work as a team member.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Have the ability to maintain NSI resident and ministry confidentiality.
  • Must have valid drivers license, insurance, and personal vehicle
  • Must complete Human Trafficking training and NSI Volunteer Orientation
  • Training or have taught a class in a specific area
  • Understanding of cardio and strength training
  • A willingness to be flexible in working with women who have experienced trauma
  • Maintain open communication at all times with the NSI Staff about any major concerns that are curriculum or resident related.
  • Devotionals

    Position Description

  • Maintain appropriate boundaries with participants
  • Facilitate a 30 minute devotional with the women during morning time
  • When?

    Monday- Friday 9 am

    Qualifications

  • Female only
  • Must be 25 or older
  • Be a committed Christian and a person of strong Christian character.
  • Be an example of a godly, mature Christian woman.
  • Be able to work as a team member.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Have the ability to maintain NSI resident and ministry confidentiality.
  • Must have valid drivers license, insurance, and personal vehicle
  • Must complete Human Trafficking training and NSI Volunteer Orientation
  • A knowledge of the Bible and ability to teach/walk women through scripture
  • Willingness to walk through already prepared devotionals
  • A willingness to work with women who have experienced trauma
  • Maintain open communication at all times with the NSI Staff about any major concerns that are curriculum or resident related.
  • Driver/Chaperone

    Position Description

    To ensure the safety and companionship of our residents as they travel to offsite appointments or events

    When?

    As needed.

    Qualifications

  • Female only
  • Must be 25 or older
  • Be a committed Christian and a person of strong Christian character.
  • Be an example of a godly, mature Christian woman.
  • Be able to work as a team member.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Have the ability to maintain NSI resident and ministry confidentiality.
  • Must have valid driver’s license, insurance, and personal vehicle
  • Must complete Human Trafficking training and NSI Volunteer Orientation
  • Must sign waiver of liability, confidentiality agreement and NSI Transport policy
  • A willingness to work with women who have experienced trauma
  • Maintain open communication at all times with the NSI Staff about any major concerns that are curriculum or resident related.
  • *Possible reimbursement for travel expenses

    Overnight Shift

    Position Description

    To contribute support to the NSI Staff and interact with the residents during the overnight shift. You will be required to be awake for the first 2-3 hours and may sleep for the rest of the evening. *There is a chance that a residents may need your assistance during the evening/morning sleeping hours.

    When?

    9 PM to 7 AM rotating days from Monday- Sunday

    Qualifications

  • Must be 25 years of age or older
  • Be a committed Christian and a person of strong Christian character.
  • Be an example of a godly, mature Christian woman.
  • Be able to work as a team member.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Have the ability to maintain NSI resident and ministry confidentiality.
  • Must have valid drivers license, insurance, and personal vehicle
  • Must complete Human Trafficking training and NSI Volunteer Orientation
  • Maintain open communication at all times with the NSI Staff about any major concerns that are program or resident related.