Our anti-trafficking work takes place on an international scale. We have been protecting and caring for vulnerable victims of modern slavery since The Salvation Army’s early beginnings in the 1880s, and since July 2011 we have delivered the UK government’s contract to manage support services for adult victims of modern slavery.
Since we were awarded the government contract in 2011, we have designed a specialist support programme to preserve the dignity of survivors, protect and care for them in safe accommodation, and provide access to confidential client-based support services including:
- Legal Advice
- Health Care
- Educational Opportunities
There are a number of ways in which we are supporting survivors of human trafficking, and many of them are supported by volunteers.
Volunteering could involve tasks like:
- Interviewing potential victims of trafficking
- Transporting victims of trafficking to a safe place
- Working with trafficking survivors after they have left our support service
We are looking for people who are:
- In sympathy with the aims and objectives of The Salvation Army
- Passionate about supporting people to move towards a positive future
- Able to keep confidences
- Good team players
- Willing to undertake a disclosure check and to receive Safeguarding and other relevant training
Volunteer First Responder Norree says of her volunteering role, “It is extremely rewarding to be a small part of the amazing team which makes a difference to the lives of people who have often undergone such horrendous experiences."
See our current Anti Trafficking roles here.