Become a Volunteer, Trainer, Intern, or Mentor with Georgia Cares
Georgia Cares thrives on the involvement of volunteers and could not do the work we do without the support of caring, concerned and passionate community members. We believe that everyone has inherent gifts and talents that can be utilized to serve others. As such, we have identified different volunteer tracks in which interested community members can donate their time to support the work of Georgia Cares. Interested individuals must be at least 18 years of age, able to attend a general volunteer training, and must submit a volunteer application. Potential volunteers will also be asked to interview and must pass a criminal background check. If you are interested in volunteering complete our Volunteer Application (word version) or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer tracks include:
The training volunteer delivers the Georgia Cares training, at no cost, to interested community partners. These partners include, but are not limited to: school systems, Children’s Advocacy Centers, churches, mental health providers, hospitals and interested community groups. The training is a 2 hour, in-person training in which the interested group is educated on the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) trends, data and indicators, as well as be provided with information about Georgia Cares and the referral process.
On a daily basis, Georgia Cares receives multiple phone calls from concerned and/or inquisitive community members, inputs data and information related to the youth that are served, files documents, and stays up-to-date on the Georgia Cares social media and website.
The financial functioning of Georgia Cares depends partially on fundraising efforts in the community. The Georgia Cares’ fundraising volunteers will assist the organization in earning funds to directly support the Georgia Cares' mission. Adding these much-needed resources will allow Georgia Cares to continue serving victims of commercial sexual exploitation at no charge.
Georgia Cares operates a 24 hour, 7 days a week hotline. The purpose of the hotline is to provide services at all times of the day to support victims of CSEC. Hotline volunteers will sign up for a scheduled time(s) to oversee any calls received through the hotline phone. The hotline typically receives calls related to one of the following areas:
A victim of CSEC has been identified by a partner and needs support in coordinating services
A community member is interested in learning more about Georgia Cares and/or CSEC
A caller is in need of support not related to the scope of work that Georgia Cares does. In the event of this call, our agency works with applicable partners to refer services to.
Georgia Cares supports the growth of individuals who are eager to learn more about working with Georgia Cares and supporting victims of child sexual exploitation. By utilizing interns, we benefit from the innovation, passion and professional interest that is demonstrated by our interns, while also providing support by cultivating skills, education, and training to further their career path. Interns can support Georgia Cares in a variety of ways and we aim to tailor each intern's experience based on their strengths and interests.