We are starting an Uprising to end sex trafficking in Wyoming and beyond, we need you to join the cause!

No matter who you are, or how much time you have, you can get involved. Educate yourself on the issue, join our advocacy campaigns or volunteer! Every action matters and the more people who know the signs of trafficking the smaller the world becomes for those who buy and sell people.

HOW TO VOLUNTEER:

  • Step 1: Submit an online application

    This includes links for a background check, confidentiality agreement, and photo release form. A self-paid background check is required for all Uprising volunteers age 18 and above. By covering the $31.95 cost, you are supporting the work we are doing. Please keep in mind that criminal history is not an automatic disqualifier to volunteer with us.

    ACCESS THE APPLICATION

  • Step 2: Wait for background check clearance.

    It may take 7-14 business days for us to receive the completed results of your background check back. Once your clearance has come through, you will be emailed by an Uprising staff member with access to the volunteer portal.

  • Step 3: Log in to the volunteer portal and complete the training materials.

    This includes mandatory information about our organization and optional resources for further self-learning. From start to finish, you can expect to spend about 4-6 hours onboarding as a volunteer with us, depending on what volunteer opportunity you would like to pursue.

  • Step 4: Submit confirmation.

    Once you complete the materials, submit confirmation of completion in the volunteer portal. At this point, you will be added to our list of active volunteers, added to the google calendar, and emailed semi-regularly with volunteer opportunities.

    Review our FAQ below and contact us if you have any additional questions.

FAQ

Yes, we ask that volunteers complete a dual-training protocol where they will learn online through a partner, JusticeU, and will take part in some live or in-person instruction with Uprising staff. You will be able to access this information through the volunteer portal during the onboarding process.

Yes, we understand that not every volunteer is ready to fully jump in, and there are always ways to lend your time and talents to Uprising. Some examples of ways to help that do not require completing our application and onboarding process are: 

  • Host an event! Help to schedule, organize, and market an awareness or educational event in your community and invite Uprising to speak. 
  • Host a fundraiser! Bake sales, garage sales, golf tournaments, bingo nights, the sky is the limit. Finding unique ways to raise funds fills a tangible need that Uprising has. 
  • Serve on a committee! Committee members report directly to our Board of Directors and committees range from fundraising and finance to events and volunteers. Committee members have no terms and it is less commitment than serving on the Board of Directors. 
  • Special skills! If you have a special skill, like photography or design, there may be ways you can volunteer your talents to help Uprising with projects without needing to onboard. 

If you have a way you would like to volunteer without onboarding please contact us at info@uprisingwyo.org to discuss!

Yes. A self-paid background check is required for all Uprising volunteers age 18 and above. By covering this cost, you are supporting the work we are doing. Please keep in mind that criminal history is not an automatic disqualifier to volunteer with us. You can initiate your background check here.

From start to finish, you can expect to spend about 4-6 hours to onboard as a volunteer with us, depending on what volunteer opportunities you would like to pursue. Your time is valuable and we appreciate you donating your time to Uprising. We ask that you log all time you spend on paperwork, emails, and orientation (in addition to your volunteer time!) here

It may take 7-14 business days for us to receive the completed results of your background check back. Once we have received those results, we will send the orientation material and contact you to set up a time to meet and discuss current volunteer opportunities. You can initiate your background check here.

We are able to offer select scholarships that cover the cost of the $31.95 background check. There are details on this process in the volunteer application. We do not want the cost to be a barrier. If you need a scholarship, please contact us at info@uprisingwyo.org.

Please take a few minutes to fill out the application linked below to begin the process.

Open the application

Types of Volunteers at Uprising

Marketing, bookkeeping, accounting, running errands, office upkeep, and other various tasks.

Securing sponsorships, marketing, organizing, planning, on-site set-up & support, food, and auction items. 

Providing resources to the community and building relationships with local businesses, services, organizations, clubs, and other agencies. 

Youth ages 12 & up can support and shape Uprising’s youth programming all while gaining leadership skills. 

Twice a year we accept applications and thoughtfully consider candidates for Uprising’s Board of Directors. If you are interested in being considered for the board, please contact us at info@uprisingwyo.org before submitting a volunteer application. 

We are ALWAYS looking for individuals who want to lend their time and talents to work on various committees- such as fundraising, volunteer, ad-hoc, and others. Committee’s report directly to the Board of Directors, but do not require terms. 

If there is a skill or talent you do not see listed that you would like to lend to Uprising, please reach out. We firmly believe that every individual is uniquely positioned to confront human trafficking. If you have something you want to share with Uprising, we can create a volunteer position or opportunity for you. 

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.