Journey Out Has Board Opportunities Available!


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

Journey Out is looking for Board members who believe in our mission and are willing to be active in their governance roles. When it comes to the human rights & public health epidemic of human sex trafficking, we believe that this work has never been more important than it is today.

ABOUT JOURNEY OUT: We are a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-governmental organization, and our mission is "to help victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking leave a life of abuse and violence, overcome their fears, and empower them to reach their full potential and achieve their goals'.

Our overarching goals are two-fold: first, deliver the critical services and support needed to break free from the abuse and violence of sex trafficking and rebuild a life; and second, to ensure that no one enters "the life".

In 2015 we went through a period of re-branding, which included a name change from the Mary Magdalene Project. We are still growing and restructuring of the Board of Directors, is part of that process.

WHO WE SERVE: Our clients are primarily women and girls who are victims of human sex trafficking. We provide these clients with case management and wrap around services, as they have often experienced multiple layers of trauma & abuse; and as a result may also suffer from mental illness and drug addiction.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: We are looking for individuals who experience and involvment in the community would be an asset to our organization; particularly those who feel passionate about: women and girls' empowerment, abolishing human trafficking, LGTBQ health disparities, and mitigating violence against women.

Specific Experience:
Any of the following specific experience would be of great benefit to the Board of Directors:

  • Fund development
  • Event management/planning
  • Strategic planning
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Budgeting
  • Finance
  • Legal knowledge- immigration, child & family services, records expungement, etc.
  • Law enforcement

Journey Out is entering a challenging and exciting time, as the demand for our services continue to rise. In just the past few months, we have received the most emergency calls, since our inception in 1980. Indeed, this points to the fact that sex trafficking in Los Angeles County, is an undeniable epidemic. Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego were listed in 2009 as three of the FBI's top 13 child sex-trafficking areas in the nation". We have a tradition of high quality service provision, collaborative partnerships, and community engagement.

As a volunteer Board Director you will:
  • Share your expertise
  • Increase leadership skills
  • Help your community
  • Build a strong network
  • Make a difference

Requirements:
  • Attendance
  • Govern
  • Fundraise


INTERESTED IN JOINING:
We are seeking representatives from both the public and private sectors. While we do ask that our Board members play an active role, we pride ourselves on supporting each other as team and believe that we offer an opportunity for our members to learn and grow with the organization.

If interested in joining the Board of Directors of Journey Out, and/or learning more about the organization; please contact Cherise Charleswell, Development & Outreach Manager at cherise.charleswell@journeyout.org.

Find out more about Journey Out at www.journeyout.org

Skills

  • Networking
  • Strategic Planning
  • SWOT / GAP Analysis
  • Public Relations
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Advocacy

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • 10 hours month

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