Restore One

Combating human trafficking and human exploitation by means of public awareness, practical prevention, restorative care and building domestic and international partnerships.


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Seeking Public Relations Director for 2015

CONFERENCERestore One is seeking a PR Director who would begin January 2015. Restore One is a Greenville, faith-based nonprofit and will open the nation’s first shelter for male sex trafficking victims. It is a volunteer position. An application must be filled out in order to be considered.

Ideally, the candidate will commit to at least a year with the organization. Those from journalism/PR backgrounds with previous communication-related internships or work experiences are encouraged to apply.The PR Director will head up the use of WordPress, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Hoostsuite. Being able to engage in media relations and create social media plans is also a part of the job description.Video production experience is a plus.

Contact Persida Montanez, press@restoreonelife.org for more information about the position.To apply fill out the form on Restore One’s website: http://restoreonelife.org/~restoreo/internship.php

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Q&A with intern Sha Smith

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How did you get involved with RO?

I have always enjoyed using my free time to give back to the community. When I moved to Greenville, as a missionary for a ministry called Dirty Vagabond Ministries, I knew that I wanted to find a way to help other organizations in town that were trying to make a difference. Restore One was one of the very first ministries I heard of when I got here. I was talking with a good friend of mine, and he explained to me that not only was Restore One a ministry that focused on human trafficking, but that their focus was on helping young boys are victims of DMST. As soon as he said that they helped male victims of sexual exploitation, I knew immediately that I had to do whatever I could to support them. I have a passion for helping people who have been sexual exploited, especially men. I did my senior thesis on Male Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse, because I feel like they are often ignored or diminished when it comes to this kind of victimization.  It’s not often that you meet people who have a passion for that, so I knew that I had to get involved.

What got you involved in the fight against trafficking?

When I was working as an intern at the Sexual Assault Help Center in Steubenville, OH, my boss would speak with me about the larger issues that would come up at conferences she attended. One day, I saw her hanging up a poster she had received at a conference that had information about human trafficking on it. When I asked her about the poster, she told me that, at that time, Ohio was ranked as one of the top 5 states where human trafficking was a major issue,. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I knew human trafficking existed overseas, but I had no idea that such a horrific crime was rampant in the US, let alone in the state that I lived in.  At that moment, the reality of Domestic Human trafficking became real to me, and from then on I joined the fight to help end human trafficking.

 What is your background?

I am from a small coastal town in Mississippi named Gulfport.  My passions include, but are not limited to, painting, knitting and crocheting, psychological research, my faith, watching interesting independent films and documentaries, well-made food, ministry, learning about everything that interests me, theatre, the sky, beautiful flowers, and volunteering. I attended a small Catholic university in Steubenville, OH called Franciscan University of Steubenville.  While I was there I earned a Bachelors of Psychology (with honors) and Master’s of Arts in Counseling. I have been trained in acting and counseling. I would say that some of my skills are of an administrative nature (emailing, making spreadsheets, etc), I’m also good at public speaking, working with large groups, listening, problem solving, being understanding, being supportive, and cracking many hilarious jokes.

What will you be doing with RO this Summer?

I will be at RO as intern this summer, and I will be helping them with the Stand for One gala. I will also be helping them to develop a survey.

Have any goals?

I would say that my main goal is just to help them to accomplish what they need to as a ministry. I’m cool to help with whatever I can help with. I would say that my secondary goal would be to complete the survey!

What are you most excited about?

I am most excited about getting to know the staff at Restore One, and doing whatever ever I can to help combat human trafficking J

Fun  Facts

I have studied abroad in Europe, Austria to be exact.  I have never eaten a Twinkie…I don’t trust them. I can do splits well.  I love to dance. One of my best friends is related to William Wallace. When I was younger, I owned a pair of earrings made from some of the ash of Mt. Saint Helen’s.

 


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Seeking summer and fall interns!

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Not majoring in social work? No problem. At Restore One, we seek people who are passionate about ending slavery and are enthusiastic, regardless of field of study. We offer first-hand experience that is tailored to students’ majors in a positive environment. Volunteer your time or intern with us for course credit.

We are entering a special, but busy time at Restore One as we prepare for our first shelter for boys who have been victims of trafficking. We are in need of talented individuals to come alongside us for this journey.

Here are some things we need help with:

Fundraising

Grant Writing

Event planning

Media/ Production

Administration

Public Relations

Marketing

Outreach

Change purse

If there’s a skill set you can use for us or can think of some other way to become involved not listed above, great! Come aboard! Fill out our internship and volunteer application at our website. Become a freedom fighter and be the hope for that one.


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Meet Lauren. Social Work student. Freedom fighter.

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Greenville native, Lauren Campbell is Restore One’s newest intern. In elementary school, Campbell went to the Dominica Republic with Covenant Church, which sparked a desire to stand up for children’s and youth’s rights, one she feels is her kingdom-calling.

“This mission trip positively impacted my life and opened my eyes to the numerous issues faced by millions such as extreme poverty and hunger,” Campbell said. 

Now a senior at East Carolina University’s School of Social Work, her major called for an internship to graduate and Campbell felt Restore One was the place to be. As a Christian, an agency that would offer faith-based recovery and healing to domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) survivors, was a great motivator in applying. 

“I feel called by God to make a difference in this world where children’s and youths’ rights are taken away prematurely,” Campbell said.

 As part of the internship, Campbell will assist with Restore One’s trafficking prevention program, Project So Loved, the Art Expo Fundraiser, Change Purse, and advocacy. 

Fun facts: When Campbell has free time she enjoys taking walks on the Greenway with her husband James. She also enjoys cooking and baking, traveling, and experiencing different cultures.

 


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Open leadership positions for prayer and street team

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Street team leader

The street team leader must solidify the street team volunteer base and act as a liaison between volunteers and Restore One staff. The street team leader must have great communication skills, be willing to mobilize volunteers to man booths at events and must have a passion for Jesus and abolition.

Prayer team leader

The prayer team leader must have a strong biblical foundation and be able to organize and lead the Restore One prayer team and meetings. This leader will see that prayer requests get attended to, sends out prayer lists through email/ social media and be willing to activate the prayer team in emergency situations.

 

Contact info@restoreonelife.org for any questions. Positions will require a background check, the signing of a confidentiality statement, application and resume, among other things.


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Restore One seeks fall interns

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RO is looking for a young abolitionist to assist with its human trafficking prevention program, Project So Loved. The intern will assist the Director of Prevention with all aspects of the program including social media and research. Details here.