ECPAT-USA is proud to partner on GIFT Box, a street campaign aimed at educating the public on trafficking.
Originally launched by STOP THE TRAFFIK, ECPAT-USA, and the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking at the 2012 London Olympics, the 10-foot-high structure functions as a metaphor for the techniques used by sex traffickers. Visitors are lured into a big, colorfully wrapped box, only to be confronted—through photographs and survivor stories—with the harsh realities of sex trafficking.
ECPAT is recruiting volunteers to sign up for 3-hour weekend or weekday shifts from October 8-20, 2018, to engage New Yorkers on the street. Volunteers must complete an online training session. GIFT Box will travel around New York City in prominent locations like Union Square.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I run the GIFT Box on my own?
No, you will be paired with other volunteers. There will be a minimum of three volunteers running the GIFT Box at a time.
Is there a minimum number of shifts I need to sign up for?
No, there is no minimum number of shifts required, though we appreciate you signing up for as many as possible!
Do I have to complete a training session?
Yes, all volunteers must complete an online training session.
Who should sign up to be a volunteer?
Anyone passionate about ending human trafficking! Past volunteers have included students, employee groups, faith-based groups, retirees, and other active citizens.