Volunteer Your Time
We are always looking for volunteers who are passionate about supporting the individuals we serve at Freedom a la Cart on their journey toward restoration and self-sufficiency. There are many opportunities to get engaged; and we’re excited to pair you with a volunteer activity that matches your talents and interests!
volunteer in the kitchen.
Work with Freedom catering service — Are you “at home” in the kitchen? We schedule volunteers to assist with our catering and box lunch social enterprise by working alongside our employees in the kitchen. Shifts are available weekdays; 9am-12pm or 12-3pm. Human Trafficking training and a background check are required to work directly with our survivors.
We collect donations of volunteer-provided meals throughout the year for CATCH Court lunches and outings, our Butterfly program gatherings, and street outreach initiatives with partnering agencies. No training required.
Periodically, we are in need of volunteers to assist with driving program participants to doctor and dental appointments or to the outings, workshops or social gathering. If you are available to help on an “as needed” basis, we’d love to hear from you. Human Trafficking training, mentor training and a background check are required to work directly with program participants.
Do you like meeting new people? Many community engagement events ( human trafficking events, corporate events, fall festivals & more) are hosted locally where Freedom hosts a table. We are in need volunteers to attend these events to represent Freedom a la Cart and share our mission with the community. Human Trafficking Training and background checks are required.
Eat Up Columbus | August 26, 2023
This is our annual fundraising event that raises funds to support our growing programs. Help us make this year’s event another huge success! You can collect auction donations as part of our Giving Committee prior to the event, or volunteer at the event by assisting with greeting/registration, auction monitoring, set up, or tear down.
Be a Friend
become a mentor
Mentoring is very important to the success of the individuals in our programs. We have three mentorship programs: CATCH Mentors, Educational Mentors, and Professional Mentors.
CATCH Mentors — Walk alongside a survivor on her journey through CATCH Court. This is a two year commitment and requires an estimated two hours per week.
EDUCATIONAL Mentors —Tutor a survivor as she works to get her GED, High School Diploma, or pursues another educational opportunity. This is a commitment of up to 2-years and requires an estimated 1-2 hours per week.
PROFESSIONAL Mentors —Assist a survivor with professional development skills and support as she transitions into the traditional workforce. This mentorship is a minimum one-year commitment and requires 2 hours per month.
The requirements of being a mentor include:
- Anti-Human Trafficking training
- Freedom a la Cart’s mentor training
- Submit a BCI background check
- Personal interview with one of our staff
human trafficking training
We encourage all volunteers to complete basic Human Trafficking training available through She Has A Name ministry. To become a mentor or work closely with our program participants, additional Mentor Training is required.
To obtain a BCI background check, locations can be found at:
Ohio Attorney General’s website.
Please have your background check sent to:
Freedom a la Cart
123 E Spring St
Columbus, OH 43215
Educate yourself and others about human trafficking and the issues surrounding it. A few of the organizations that provide training opportunities are:
This online training is free but does require entering your name and email address.