Archive for the ‘Volunteering’ Category

Hello IJM!

 I have 3 worthwhile events to inform you about. I’d love for each of you to get involved with any of them that interests you, or not (stretch yourself), and that your schedule allows for, or not (stretch yourself). Justice really should be our lifestyle, not limited to given event…but I digress, ok, here we go in chronological order:


THIS FRIDAY, October 28th. New Life Providence (1224 Thompkins Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. 7:00pm:

Screening of “58: Fast-forward the End of Poverty: WE HAVE EVERYTHING WE NEED. WILL WE DO EVERYTHING IT TAKES?”

58: is the inspiring true story of the global Church in action. Witness bravery and determined faith in a journey from the slums of Kenya to the streets of New York. Confront the brutality of extreme poverty and meet those who live out the True Fast of Isaiah 58 and create stunning new possibilities for the future.Travel from the sun-scorched plains of rural Ethiopia to British shopping centers, from Brazilian ganglands and the enslaving quarries of India to western churches, businesses and conferences.

58: invites audiences to discover the incredible work of God through His people in our hurting world. Meet ordinary people, hear their stories, and see their struggles and their victories as 58: shows the relentlessly loving God at work through His Church bringing hope to the darkest challenges of our day. Experience eye-opening reasons to lift our expectations of the future. Check out the trailer:


*Be the solution: If you would like to volunteer for this event and personally insert yourself in this event, let me know what works for you:

  • Promo: THIS WEEK! If you want flyers…let me know
  • Set up: 5:30pm
  • Greeters: 5:30pm
  • Coffee Servers: 5:30pm & 8:30pm (before and after event. You may choose to do before OR after).
  • Tear down: 9:00pm


Tuesday, November 1st. Library Plaza.11:00am-3:00pm:

Slavery Demonstration.

Picture with me… in the middle of the Plaza will be an IJM table with information about trafficking, the IJM bracelets to sell, and jars labeled with numbers. The numbers correspond to victims tied to trees and lamp posts around the plaza, each with a sign designating their price of freedom and the significance of that number (ie: $3: the average cost to rent a girl for an hour/ $27: There are 27 million documented slaves in the world today) etc. People will give money into whatever jar they choose and if their donation buys the price of someone’s freedom, they are given an IJM bracelet and get to free the “slave”…only for the “slave” to be sold again.


*Be the solution: There’s a couple ways to get involved

  • Get the word out!
  • Set up help (11:00am)
  • Volunteer to be a slave for ½ hour-1 hour between the time of 11:30am-3:00pm (you tell me when works for you)
  • Help co-host the IJM table for ½ hour-1 hour between the time of 11:30am-3:00pm (you tell me when works for you)
  • Tear down help (3:00pm)


Friday, November 4th. Summit Christian Academy (4209 Big Bethel Road, Yorktown, Virginia 23693). 6:30pm.

Justice Rally.

Night of prayer and worship lead by Livingstone House of Prayer. Fashion for sale by “Elegantees”.

Check it out: Livingstone House of Prayer:



*Be the solution: If you would like to help sell Elegantees at the event, let me know. The biggest thing you can do is come. Engage. Hear the Lord’s heart. Obey what He tells you. Intercede for the victims (both traffickers and trafficked persons alike).


Thanks for reading! Look forward to hearing from you soon !



Hey everyone! I hope you all had an amazing CHRISTmas! I know I did! I spent the time in Ohio with my family and friends! I even got to hang out with a polar bear!

Are you ready for the spring semester? I am excited to start new classes and check out IJMs upcoming events! I just know that our passionate ladies and gentleman will continue to educate and be the voice for the vocieless. (more…)

About IJM Internships and Fellowships

Help protect the rights of those subject to violent forms of human rights abuses. Learn as you work with experienced Christian professionals who will sharpen and encourage you. Grow as you live in a city like Kampala, Kolkata, Phnom Penh or Washington, DC. Join the IJM team in making public justice work for the poor.

International Field Office Internships and Fellowships
Field Office Internships
9 – 12 month positions for recent college graduates of all majors, social workers, lawyers and others
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Field Office Fellowships
9 – 12 month positions for social workers, lawyers, business professionals and others
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Summer Legal Internships
12 week summer legal internships for law students (June – August)
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Washington, DC Opportunities
Washington, DC Internships
For undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines and early career professionals
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Washington D.C. Marketing Associates
6-month opportunities for undergraduate students within specific marketing and arts-related disciplines (ex. Graphic Design, Film, etc) to develop skills and build a portfolio in an experiential learning environment under the direction of experts in their field.
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Restoration Ministries (RM) is an outreach to men, women and children who are trapped in the slavery of sex trafficking and leads them into the freedom of Jesus Christ.

RM is a healing ministry that provides direct services to both domestic and foreign women/girls who have been trafficked in the United States. We also provide spiritual support groups to buyers and sellers of sex (pimps, traffickers and johns). RM is Christ-centered and not faith-based and fully believes that we are merely vessels for the LORD to pour through so that He can bring lasting, permanent and complete healing to those who are broken, lost and suffering.

RM offers opportunities for emerging leaders in their Washington, DC office in the following areas: administration, media/communications, event planning, community outreach/training and program development. For more information log on to or contact for an application.

Lady Care is a Christian Ministry, set-up to reach the women of the 10/40 window** nations by offering: limited health care, crisis intervention counsel, and teaching. Lady Care plans to take short term mission trips within remote areas of the 10/40 nations.

**The 10/40 window is an imaginary demarcation between 10 and 40 degrees north latitude, this reign cuts across N. Africa, The Middle East, and Indian Subcontinent. Ninety per cent of the poorest of the poor reside here in poverty, sickness and with little hope. Many have never heard the name Jesus Christ.

Internship responsibilities will include:

Design local and international marketing strategies.

Website maintenance.

Grant proposals (RFPs) and follow up writing assignments.

Newsletter data base updating.

Maintain donor/contact data base.

Assist with volunteer recruitment, management; arrange meetings, supervision.Internships&Opportunities to Service.docx

Internship positions include but not limited to:

Counseling- counsel and education to women in the crisis situations such as: unplanned pregnancy, spouse abuse, grief (loss of a child to miscarriage, stillbirth), abstinence and HIV/AIDS counsel may also be incorporated into counseling sessions.

Part time position- (one semester)

A ‘love gift’ will be provided

Applicants must sign a Statement of Faith

Teaching- education and counsel to men, and women in” Abstinence and HIV/AIDS.

Trips will consist of short term assignments (2-4 weeks) within remote areas of the 10/40 nations.

Applicants must be willing to sign a statement of faith.

For more information contact Paula Grimsley at 757-547-4906 or 757-515-4684. A website that combines shoes and writing

If you are interested in writing about your passion and promoting an awesome organization that sells shoes to fight against modern day slavery then this is the organization for you!

Online Communications Internship

We are currently seeking qualified applicants for communications internship positions. Interested candidates should submit applications immediately for Summer/Fall/Winter 2010-2011. The internship requires a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week and is unpaid. Start and end dates are flexible.

Internship Description

Working closely with the communications team, this position will support the research, writing and outreach needs of our program and its Web Site, Blog, Facebook, and Twitter pages. We do not currently maintain offices, so the candidate must have a computer and Internet access.


* Commitment to human rights
* Excellent writing and editing skills
* Strong research skills
* Literacy in MS Word and Excel
* Strong organizational skills
* Ability to work creatively, independently and as a team member
* Strong Attention to detail
* Familiarity with HTML a plus

On October 23, 2010, thousands of people will gather on the National Mall for the DC Stop Modern Slavery Walk, a united effort to celebrate human rights, raise awareness about human trafficking, and raise funds for organizations working to end human trafficking.

It’s One day, One place, and One Voice for the Voiceless!

This event will include: a 3.1 mile walk, information fair, luminary speakers, live music, family walk, & children’s area.

Regent IJM is SO excited to be a part of this event!  Please visit the walks website for more information!

DC Stop Modern Day Slavery Walk

Pictures will be posted for this amazing event in case you are unable to attend!

My name is Jen Wakefield, I am the Volunteer Coordinator for IJM Regent Chapter! This position is SUCH a blessing and is something I am very passionate about! If you know me, you know I love community service and advocacy.  God has blessed me with a gift and I am using it to the best of my availability!  Isn’t it amazing to live in a Country where you can stand up for what is right? You can speak out and say something, you can be that voice for the person who cannot speak for themselves.  My friends, that is beautiful!

I am 23 years old originally from Toledo, Ohio.  I served 5 years as an air controller in the US Navy.  That was such a memorable and amazing experience. Thanks to the Military, I have been to 5 continents with the Navy! The most memorable was Rio De Janeiro, Brazil!  I also had the opportunity to serve in Haiti a part of Operation Unified Response.

While in the Navy I attended TCC and volunteered often.  Some of the community service I was apart of included: Special Olympics, Court Appointed Special Advocates, YWCA Woman in Crisis, Tidewater Food Bank,  and many schools in Hampton Roads.

I am currently an Undergrad Student majoring in Government and pursuing a minor in Journalism.  I write for the Daily Runner Regents Student Newspaper and the Student Veterans of America President for the Regent Chapter.  I work part-time as an “Islander” as Cheeseburger in Paradise! I love the beachy atmosphere regardless of the weather!
In my free time (the very little I get!) I love to read and watch movies. Spending time with my friends is very important to me.  Sadly, all of my family lives 11 hours away so I only see them twice a year! So, my fellow students, and friends are my family in Virginia. I am blessed with such amazing people in my life! God is SO good!

Thank you for reading and I hope to meet you at a upcoming IJM event!

Blessings and hugs,
Jen Wakefield