Dates listed for the following opportunities may not reflect current travel restrictions or general health recommendations for your country, due to COVID-19.

Serving in anti-human trafficking through Missions

The purpose is to grow in awareness regarding anti-trafficking work and missions while serving within after-care of survivors of human trafficking and contribute to the organisation’s overall vision and needs.

The program allows for gaining experience from working within anti-trafficking efforts and as an outcome an excellent opportunity to explore one’s role within anti-trafficking and/or missions long-term and/or in one’s local community.

The participant will receive training regarding human trafficking and explore what working within after-care in a residential care unit for women and children looks like in the Finnish context.

Participant will contribute to the daily life of the house by being a full team member of the team. The participant will also be part of the OM team in Finland and involved in some church visits, events etc. Participant will be familiarized with the local church.

The participant will receive mentorship throughout the stay and have the possibility to explore future steps connected to anti-trafficking and missions.

This STM opportunity is part of JusticeLink, a ministry of OM Europe. JusticeLink aims to equip and mobilize individuals interested in serving within anti-trafficking.

Price excludes non-refundable deposit of £50, flights, insurance & any possible vaccinations and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

Applicants must be 23 or over.

If you live in the UK, and are 23+, please enquire with the dates and length of time you are hoping to go for.

You will need an enhanced DBS certificate in line with our safeguarding policy, which may cost an additional £15.

When: All year round

How Long: 2 months to 1 year

Required Notice: 1 month

Singles welcome
Sorry, no married couples
Sorry, no families
Sorry, no groups
Cost
525.00 per month GBP
Ages
23 -
Ministry details

The residential care unit is a Christian run home-like environment for victims of human trafficking and their children. Our vision is for people who have been victims of human trafficking to become empowered to fully participate in society as they recover in a safe and loving environment. A holistic approach to empowerment includes supporting the residents in activities related to daily living as well as matters related to the mind, body, and spirit. A client-centered and trauma-informed perspective is important to the work of the ministry.

Care is provided around the clock with a diverse and multi-disciplinary team and volunteers. English and Finnish are used as primary languages of the team, while different languages are used with the residents. Having enough volunteers to help run the house is essential to its functioning.

Besides the residential care unit, the ministry aims to do awareness raising and training events and is looking for creative ways to do fundraising.

Participant profile

Mature Christian woman that is willing to learn by coming alongside a team for a minimum of 6 weeks period. Participant does not have to have previous experience from anti-human trafficking work but have a heart for serving women from vulnerable backgrounds. Cultural sensitivity, pro-activeness, self-reflection and honesty with self and the team along with good communications skills are essential to the work.

Depending on the participant’s skills and interests, it will be possible to plan and be involved in the daily life of the residents and the home through recreation, life skills training etc. Involvement and development of other ministry related events is welcomed. The participant will be expected to function as a full team member with taking on shifts as the night worker (sleep on site).

The participant will also be part of the OM team in Finland and involved in some church visits, events etc.

Accommodation

Accommodation is on site of the residential care unit. An independent apartment can be used, or one of the rooms in the house.

Food

Meals are not provided. Participant is responsible for one’s grocery shopping and meal preparations. Fully equipped kitchen available.

Participant is entitled for a reimbursement of 40‚ā¨/week for voluntary work which helps to cover grocery shopping expenses.

Travel

Participants are responsible for travel costs and arrangements to and from Finland.

We suggest flying into Helsinki International Airport, with airport code: HEL. Participants will be picked up at the airport. A programme leader will contact them prior to the day of arrival to arrange pick-up details.

Health

Due to the nature of the ministry, mental health and personal history with trauma are to be taken into account and discussed prior to and with the unit staff.

Finland does not require covid-testing or proof, but do check the specific requirements connected with your country of departure.

Participants are responsible for getting an all-inclusive travel insurance for the full length of stay.

Visa

It is possible to stay with a tourist visa in Finland for up to 90 days. For periods 3+ months, EU-country residents can register in the country.

Notes

Language: It is a must that you understand and speak English.

Other languages used commonly: Farsi, Arabic, Urdu, Dari, Chinese, Russian etc.

A driver’s license is a plus but not mandatory.

Dates: We need volunteers all the time, we are flexible in finding an appropriate timing and length of stay (min. 6 weeks).

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