On My Side 2021 Honoree
Volunteer of the Year
CASA in Jordan
The Volunteer of the Year Award honors an individual who has gone above and beyond to serve trafficking survivors in a volunteer capacity. Zach Bampton, a recent graduate of Princeton University, volunteered hundreds of hours over the course of the pandemic. His most important contribution was tutoring a trafficking survivor who hopes to pass the GED. In all, Zach spent 190 hours tutoring this survivor in math. In addition, he conducted extensive research for the organization, drafting an op-ed, writing a memo on the current political situation in the home country of a trafficking survivor, and conducting research on goods made with prison labor in the United States. In all, Zach contributed 275 hours in volunteer services to the Human Trafficking Legal Center, more than any single volunteer in our 12-year history.-
About the Honoree
Zach Bampton is a recent graduate from Princeton University and a volunteer at the Human Trafficking Legal Center between July 2020-August 2021. Throughout the year, he tutored nearly 200 hours of GED preparation and conducted research on labor trafficking. He found inspiration and friendship with his student, a trafficking survivor, that he will never forget. Following his time with the Human Trafficking Legal Center, Zach began a year abroad as a graduate fellow studying Arabic in Amman, Jordan.