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 attend a training session on trafficking and how to run GIFT Box on either September 26 or September 27, 2018 from 5-7. 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 attend a training session?
Yes, all volunteers must attend one of the training sessions held on September 26 or 27 from 5-7pm in New York City.
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.