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Volunteers Sought for Advocacy, Education & Mentoring Programs

July 24, 2017, 1:29 PM HST
* Updated July 24, 2:00 PM
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Ho‘ōla Nā Pua, the renewal of trafficked girls through health, education, advocacy and reintegration program, will hold two orientation and advocate training for potential program volunteers.

Regional Coordinators and Education Advocates are being sought islandwide.

Regional Coordinators will be trained to find and set up appropriate community venues for educational tabling and speaking engagements. These teams serve on the front, public-facing line of Ho’ōla Nā Pua in their communities and are important in raising awareness around the issue of commercial sexual exploitation of children.

Education Advocates interested in the in-school education program will be trained to present our prevention based in-school educational programs in middle and high schools as well as community youth programs to teach teens about sex trafficking of minors and how to recognize the signs before it happens to them or someone they know.

Hoʻōla Nā Pua strives to match volunteer’s strengths and interests with the needs of the Ho‘ōla Nā Pua  organization and to offer volunteers a rewarding volunteer experience.

No matter what your strength, skill, or availability, there are many short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities.

The Ho‘ōla Nā Pua Volunteer Orientation & Advocate Training in Waimea is scheduled for Thursday,  July 27, 2017, at Thelma Parker Memorial Library, 67-1209 Māmalahoa Highway. Check in at 5:30 p.m.; the event begins at 5:45 p.m. and will end around 8:30 to 8:45 p.m. Parking if free. Registration is required and available online.
To become a volunteer, attend this orientation and advocate training: 1. Register online to become a volunteer 2. Submit the online volunteer forms 3. Register for this event.
The volunteer orientation and advocate training consists of three parts: 1. A brief overview of Hoʻōla Nā Pua 2. Sex Trafficking of Minors in Hawai‘i 3. Introduction to Volunteerism and how you can help

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children is scheduled for Friday, July 28, 2017, at  the West Hawai`i Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway in Kailua-Kona. Check in at 5:30 p.m.; the event begins at 5:45 p.m. Parking if free. Registration is required and available online.  Participants must have completed the Volunteer Orientation & Advocate Training.

To become a volunteer and to attending this Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Training: 1. Register online to become a volunteer 2. Submit the online volunteer forms 3. Register for this volunteer orientation and advocate training

For more information, contact [email protected]  or visit www.hoolanapua.org.
About Ho‘ōla Nā Pua
Ho‘ōla Nā Pua is a 501-c3 nonprofit committed to the renewal of trafficked girls through Health, Education, Advocacy and Reintegration.

Ho‘ōla Nā Pua is committed to meeting the unique needs of underage female sex trafficked victims through the utilization of individualized, comprehensive, and restorative therapies. These therapeutic interventions will be provided through Ho‘ōla Nā Pua’s outpatient mentorship program called Starfish and planned residential treatment program at Pearl Haven.

Ho‘ōla Nā Pua’s vision is to provide girls who are rescued or escape from the abuse of sex trafficking with a path to restoration and healing from their trauma, an increased sense of self-worth, and the confidence and ability to successfully reintegrate into their family and the community.

Ho‘ōla Nā Pua serves an islandwide and National Need through health, education, advocacy and reintegration. Our volunteers work tirelessly, networking and collaborating with political figures, the justice system, social services, faith-based communities, state licensing institutions, foundations, health care professionals, and other community members in Hawai‘i who share our mission to improve the lives of these underage victims .Ho‘ōla Nā Pua is an active member of the Hawaii Coalition Against Human Trafficking Task Force.

Currently, Hoʻōla Nā Pua is the only organization working to build a long-term licensed residential facility of this kind in Hawai‘i.

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