A big part of our mission at The Covering House is connecting everyday people to an extraordinary cause. The Covering House seeks to provide refuge and restoration for girls who have experienced sexual exploitation or sexual trafficking. Although slavery was abolished nearly 150 years ago, it is still alive and thriving today, some say more than ever before. By providing refuge for young survivors, The Covering House is fighting for a world without slavery. But we cannot do it alone.
How To Apply?
We at The Covering House work with a sensitive demographic. To ensure the confidentiality and safety of both our clients and volunteers, we require ALL volunteers to complete the following materials, in addition to the online Volunteer Application. Once the documents are completed please return to The Covering House for submission:
In 2013, Jessica collaborated as composer and musician for “Cover: a play about trafficking” at Missouri Baptist University. This drama brought to the stage the experience of the staff of the Covering House. Through this experience Jessica was inspired to join Covering House as a Youth Development Specialist, working with the girls in our long-term therapeutic home. At the beginning of 2016 Jessica took the role of Administrative Assistant. Jessica is honored and enjoys the opportunity to be your volunteer coordinator.
Words From Volunteers
When I first heard that sex trafficking not only existed in my country but in my community, and at such an alarming level, I was both shocked and deeply affected. This suffering is beyond what I could have imagined, yet rescue is possible and happening every day! I want to contribute!
Volunteering and helping those in need is simply what we are called to do!
Volunteering at The Covering House means a lot to me because I can serve something I’m passionate about alongside the most kind group of people you could imagine. I feel like in my own small way I am combating human trafficking.
At the Covering House, I know the love and contribution I give today will be someone’s better tomorrow.
When I found out that Sex Trafficking was a major problem not only in our country, but our city as well, I decided to volunteer with the Covering House. I believe deeply in their mission to help the girls that have been rescued. No one should have to go through something like this and it’s nice to know that there is a place out there helping them. Volunteering has also been a lot of fun! I have made some friends and met a lot of great people!
Volunteering at, and for the Covering House is important to me because it values the dignity and preciousness of every person. We need this in the world for justice and peace.
By volunteering I hope to make a difference in these young girls lives. It’s my way of reaching out to them and giving them a warm hug. No matter how small the task, I know it is helping.
When I first learned that human trafficking was happening in America — in my own city — it broke my heart. I knew of several national and global organizations that were committed to ending it, but I wanted to get involved at the local level as well. That’s when I found the Covering House. Their team made it easy for me to get connected and start helping out right away. I was able to donate, not just financially, but my time and talents as well, so that I felt I was making a tangible difference towards such an overwhelming issue.
I had heard about human trafficking, but I really didn’t understand it. Once you have your eyes opened, you cannot but want to stop it and do anything that is in your hands to at least alleviate a bit the pain of those who have suffered its consequences
I’m grateful that The Covering House exists and has helped expose the major problem of domestic trafficking in our country and local community. As one person contributing in small ways, I love that I’ve become a part of a bigger network of volunteers that are contributing together in huge ways to tangibly fight against the culture of sex-trafficking and for the rescuing and redeeming of young girls’ lives.