- Become a Volunteer
DVIP relies on the help of dedicated individuals in our communities to help support survivors of domestic violence. Volunteering is a meaningful way to address the impact of intimate partner violence in our own communities.
The first step is easy! Just fill out the volunteer application and our volunteer coordinator will be in contact with you to talk about next steps.
If you have any questions throughout the application process, please contact our Community Engagement Department at 319-356-9863 or by email at email@example.com
Many groups work with DVIP to do much-needed maintenance tasks, donation pick-up and perform many other vital duties that make our organization run! If you are part of a group interested in a one-time project or an ongoing monthly project please contact our Director of Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 319.930.2030Volunteer Victim Advocate:
These trained individuals are the core of DVIP’s volunteer program. They answer crisis lines, perform emergency intakes, facilitate support groups, provide advocacy in a variety of settings, and provide information and referrals to victims of domestic violence. Volunteers generally complete two hours of volunteer work each week.Youth Volunteer
DVIP is always in need of youth volunteers. While youth make up half of our shelter residents, DVIP has funding for only two full-time staff members to handle youth issues and programming. From playing video games with a group of teenagers to taking the kids in the shelter to the park, to facilitating a pre-teen support group, youth volunteers play a vital role at DVIP. Volunteers generally complete two hours of volunteer work each week.Board of Directors
Joining the Board of Directors is an outstanding way to share the resources and skills that you can uniquely offer. Our Board is very active in long-range goal planning and policy development, fundraising and community education/awareness. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board of Directors, contact DVIP at (319) 356-9863 ext 2 for more information, or complete a Board of Directors Application(docx).Volunteer with Special Talents
(i.e. plumbing, carpentry skills, etc. for a few hours or a weekend)
Many volunteers provide support by donating their special skills in our office or help maintain our shelter. By providing technical assistance, office support, or home repair skills, volunteers provide an invaluable resource and help DVIP minimize overhead expenses.Cooper’s HouseWe have pet kennels at our emergency shelter site to help keep families and their pets together in a time of crisis! Volunteers will be trained to help maintain the kennels for cats and dogs. An important part of this program will be keeping animals happy and comfortable; which can then be a fantastic therapeutic benefit to children and adults alike. Volunteers may also connect with donors and supporters in the community to help gather resources for the pets we are caring for. This will help ensure the health and well-being for the pets staying in our shelter, as well as the many pets and livestock we foster every year. Check out more about the program here.
The Domestic Violence Intervention Program would like to thank the following individuals, groups and businesses for their financial support during the 2015 calendar year. Your support eases some of the struggles battered women, men, and children face in surviving violent crime.
Every attempt has been made to accurately thank our donors–if we have mistakenly omitted your name, we apologize and please let us know!Marguerite Teague Irrevocable Trust
Art and Ginger Nowak
City High Cross Country Team
University of Iowa Community Credit Union
Alpha Chi Omega
Scheels All Sports
Best Case Wines
Nancy and Gordon Cantor
Kenneth Kinsey Family Foundation
Linder Tire Service
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Bethany Lutheran Church
Unitarian Universalist Society
National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation
River Products Company Charitable Foundation
Mrs. Jean Brown
Ned and Ann Allen
Loretta and Kent Angerer
Collins Community Credit Union
Tom and Maria Gudenkauf
Hills Bank and Trust Company
Knebel Windows, Inc
Mrs. and Mr. Karen Rubright
Gary and Bonnie Samuels
Sanctuary Community Church
Reuben & Muriel Savin Foundation
Vineyard Community Church
Zion Lutheran Church
Teeters Professional Outreach Development Society
Black Widow Group of Mercy Iowa City
First United Methodist Church
Alice and Kendall Atkinson
Iowa City Noon Kiwanis
Kay A. and Gary Mincer
Molly S. Abraham and David W. Walz
Peter and Meghan Byler
Liz and Dana Christiansen
Rebecca and Robert J. Hegeman
Julie and Mike Hodge
Iowa City-Press Citizen
Hazel H. and Peter Seaba
United Natural Foods, Inc
Victoria and Stephen West
Julie and Brad Kunkel
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church
Kristie and Patrick Doser
United Way of Central Iowa
Linda and Nathan Hopkins
Iowa City Old Capitol Kiwanis
Barbara and Robert Mickelson
Two Rivers Insurance Services
EPIC Functional Medicine
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
Gail P. and Frank J. Zlatnik
St Patrick’s Church
Apostolic Christian Church
Nancy and James Goeken
Great Western Bank
Steven and Carol Egan
Southeastern Community College
Wayne Zion ELCW-Hope
Women of the ELCA
Stephanie and Winston Alnot
Constance and David Berman
Diane Dahl-McCoy and James McCoy
Beverly and Jay Davidson
Judith and Robert Felder
Carin and Peter Green
Mary and G. Dave Lewis
Ray and Stephanie Manning
Newman Catholic Student Center
Elaine F. Semken and Holmes Semken Jr.
Michele and William Welter
Women of St. Mary’s
Hy Vee Drug Store
Mrs. and Mr. Helen Delozier
Kristin Arnold-Nagel and Alan Nagel
Kristin and Cary Beatty
Jo Ann Benda and Charles Platz
Molly Burma and Mike Wilson
Richard and Ann Burton
Richard and Ellen Caplan
Jeri and Thomas D. Hobart
Sherry and Bob Kesselring
Judith and William Klink
Margaret and Norbert Malik
Sally and Charles Orr
Mary and Jim Pratt
Mrs. Marilyn M. Rose
Madeline A. Shea and Marc S. Wold
St. Thomas More Church
Veridian Credit Union
Jerold and Andrea Woodhead
Ms. Mary Zumsande
Ms. Yasmine Rezai and Mr. John Velles
LaDonna and Gary Wicklund
Judi and Jeff Barta
Phyllis and Richard Braverman
Josephine and Cosmo Catalano
Congregational Church of Christ
Katie and Christopher Patel
Jean E. Bott and Karla S. Miller
Brooks and Ruggeberg LLC
Embury United Methodist Women
Sara Henryson and Gordon Goldsmith
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hollis
Marsha and Larry Karniski
Rachelle and Phil Larson
Mr. and Ms. William and Lil Perry
Mrs. Laura Rogers
Peter and Linda Rubenstein
Sharon Kay and Alan V. Stang
Nancy and John-Mark Stensvaag
Gerhard Strohmer and Margaret Nielehaefer
Norma and Kevin Ward
Jo Ann Willey
Barbara and Joseph Ziegler
St Andrew’s Ecumenical Bible Study
Christ the King Lutheran Church
Mary Jane MooreKay Burke
Audrey A. and P. Barry Butler
Cheryl and Robert Cilek
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Women
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Sue and Bob Dvorsky
Lynne Hirleman and Cal W. Coquillette
Joseph and Patricia McGee
Clear Creek Amana Community Chorus
Coralville United Methodist Women
Ms. Peggy McKittrick
Del and Lolly Eggers
Darlyne and John Neff
RIDE Iowa City
Jane R. and James F. Jakobsen
Sara and Sherwood Wolfson
Janet and Paul Abbas
Timothy Barrett and Jodie Plumert
Richard and Joyce Barta
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Susan and Willard Boyd
Jane Cadwallader-Howe Trust
Carolyn and Joseph Cannon
Judith and Wayne Carlson
Betsy and Gene Chrischilles
Elizabeth A. Clothier
Peter and Julie Damiano
Iowa City Monthly Meeting Of Friends
Linda and Edward Dykstra
Elizabeth and Robert Engel
Mary and Stephen Fowler
Dorothy and Don Fowles
Carole and William L. Gauger
Jane and Dick Gibson
Grace United Church of Christ
Mr. and Mrs. Curt Graff
Randy and Susan Hahn
Laura K. Hart
Marie and Benny Hawkins
James P. Hayes
Margaret and Mark Heffron
Char and Jim Hinrichs
Jan and Kenn Hubel
Jolly and Cicily Joseph
Cecile and Ruedi Kuenzli
Law Offices of Natalie Cronk
Ms. Jennifer Lutz
Christine Luzzie and Patrick Bauer
Diane and J. David Martin
Carol and Lloyd Matheson
Greg and Mary Maxwell
Yvonne and Brian McCabe
Linda A. McGuire and Anne Burnside
Anna Mary and Charles Mueller
Margaret and Theodore Nelson
Oaknoll Recycling Committee
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Osborn
Cecile and Ronald Owings
Doris and William Preucil
John O. and Joellen S. Roffman
Carolyn and Gerard Rushton
David Rust and Joy Smith
Mr. John Saur and Mrs. Charlene Loberg-Saur
Deborah Segaloff and Mario Ascoli
Mr. Stephen Siglin
Glenda and Roger Sivers
Marcia and Gary Slager
Roberta and James Swanson
Keith and Nancy Thayer
JoAnn and Dale Torpey
Marlys and Bruce Walker
Christine and Jim Walters
Barb and David Weimer
Jon Wilcox and Denise Filios
Ms. Deb Wollard
Douglas Wrenn and Kathleen Wren
Susan and Miriam Young
Yotopia Frozen Yogurt
John and Eileen Robinson
Holly Carver and Arthur Adkins
Danny and Patricia Foster
Bonnie Love and Wayne Bowman
Carol and Edward Moreno
Lois and Siegmar Muehl
Mary Ann Stahly
Kathy and Peter Wallace
Rosemary and Dale Wilhelm
Maureen and Nick Arensdorf
Peter Muir and Susan Corbin-Muir
Karen and Bill Sivitz
Mrs. Erin O’gara
Amanda Van Horne
Joel N. Kline, MD and Catherine L. Woodman
C/O Great Western Bank
J. Patrick and Betty White
Lois A. Bartelme
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Jacqueline and Tim Brennan
Constance M. Brothers
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Mrs. Peggy Burke
Mrs. Laura Childs
Judy and Mike Cilek
Carol A. and Steve K. Doser
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Eunice Hanlin and Robert L. Welsh
Joan and Curt Wuest
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Dale and Rhonda Hessletine
Ann and Jim Ridenour
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Mrs. Lynn Gallagher
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Jane Chapin Kinney
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
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Robert Black and Susan Peterson
Domestic Violence Intervention Program
Position: Iowa Accountability Program Coordinator (Access To Justice Program Initiative)
Job Summary: The Iowa Accountability Program (IAP) mission is to increase the accountability of the “system” to better protect victims of domestic violence, to hold batterers accountable, and improve the courts’ handling of DV cases. IAP also seeks to integrate the concerns and expertise of African Americans into DV prevention and intervention activities.
Local IAP partners (via the IAP Access to Justice Coordinator) will provide meaningful coordination between the African American community, traditional DV victim service agencies, and the court system. This position will serve as a coordinator specializing in DV programming and/or project implementation, community development, and transformation.
The position will assist with project development and implementation efforts as well as process and outcome evaluation, as defined by the grant project.
Hours: Full time, day and evening as necessary.
This position is a full-time, temporary position supported by federal grant funds and is due to end September 2018.
Reports to: Assistant Executive Director
Salary: Compensation depends upon experience
Certified Domestic Abuse Advocate: Training and certification required after appointment to the position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Maintaining day-to-day coordination of the project;
- Maintaining cooperative working relationships with collaborative partners;
- Providing information about the project to the director, members of Judicial and other interested parties;
- Serving as first point point-of-contact for victims coming to the courts for relief from domestic violence;
- Conducting regular court observations of domestic violence-related cases;
- Engaging the African American community and providing education and outreach;
- Maintaining accurate record keeping for reports; Maintaining victim confidentiality;
- Coordinating efforts with community service agencies;
- Monitoring and evaluating program effectiveness by collecting and preparing data, surveys, and reports to conduct a program evaluation.
- Some travel required, with daytime, weekend and evening work.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in social work, sociology, psychology, criminal justice, research and planning OR have an equivalent combination of education and experience equal to four (4) years in social or community development (at the local, regional, state, or national level) requiring knowledge in the following: advocacy, crisis intervention, networking, public relations, public speaking, organizational skills, community resources, and program/treatment methods.
- Must possess strong oral and written communication skills.
- The candidate must be able to maintain confidentiality in all areas of work.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, as the position requires development of presentations, trainings, brochures, and reports.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation, as both in-state and out-of-state travel are required.
- Demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence and systems advocacy.
- Knowledge and understanding of civil and criminal law practice related to domestic violence, particularly protection orders, immigration, and divorce.
Please send letters of interest and resume to Delaney Dixon, email@example.com
Deadline: Open until filled.
Position: Client Advocacy Services Coordinator
Reports to: Director of Client Advocacy Services For Positions in Lee and Van Buren Counties
Job Summary: Supervised by the Director of Client Advocacy Services, the Client Advocacy Services Coordinator assists people who are victims/survivors of domestic violence. The focus of this position is to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, legal advocacy (not legal advice), housing and economic advocacy, support groups, community education/prevention and other specific needs resulting from domestic violence through trauma informed practice.
Certified Domestic Abuse Advocate: certification required after appointment to the position.
Hours: Permanent 1 FTE (40 hours) position; schedule includes mornings, afternoons, evenings and some weekend hours.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for fulfilling the overall mission of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program in the provision of services to program participants.
- Victim/Survivor focused activities on ensuring the safety and security of the victim is primary.
- Provide crisis intervention via phone or face to face contact including barriers to safety, providing emotional and other supports (information and referral) as requested.
- Provide case management for survivors/victims (i.e., assessment, goal planning, regular contacts, and regular in-home visits) to assist them in attaining their goals. • Connecting survivors/victims to mainstream resources.
- Client assessment: background history, including housing assessment; determining cultural, economic, ethnic, health and social factors involved; identifying special needs of victims, and gathering relevant information needed to develop a plan determined by and acceptable to the victim.
- Work collaboratively with other regional victim service providers in order to best meet the needs of survivors in program region, and provide appropriate referral and follow-up services.
- Provide advocacy by providing mobile services throughout assigned area in order to better meet victims in their own community or where they may be more comfortable, including home visits when safe to do so.
- Maintain working knowledge of the State of Iowa statutes and codes that have an impact on our services to victims of domestic violence mandating the requisite reporting mechanisms.
- Participate in continued training as required and other related duties as assigned.
- Work locally to improve access to services for battered women and knowledge of battered women’s rights. When assigned, act as a liaison, representing the Domestic Violence Intervention Program when interfacing with police agencies, social service agencies, commissions, committees, and other groups. This includes working with WRAC and the UI Sexual Misconduct Office to provide D.V. services to students, faculty, and staff.
- Document services provided as required.
- Assist with mentoring of new co-workers, volunteers, and interns, providing information about barriers faced by battered women, general operating procedures, crisis intervention, advocacy, and community referrals.
Qualifications – Required:
- AA degree or equivalent combination of education and experience (Two years of experience as a family or domestic violence case manager in a major social service program may be substituted for one year of college education).
- Demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence and systems advocacy.
- Understanding of issues of cultural and socioeconomic diversity as applied to domestic violence intervention services.
- Experience in peer advocacy and crisis intervention work.
- A working knowledge of basic office functions, including word processing and email.
- Ability to provide confidential services in smaller, rural communities.
- Be organized and detail-oriented.
- Ability to work in independent and self-directed manner.
- Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
- Ability to pass an Iowa background, Child Abuse, and Sex Offender Registry check.
Qualifications – Desired:
- Candidates with language skills and/or past experience working with survivors of domestic violence are preferred.
- Strong writing and editing skills.
- Public speaking skill and ability to provide training within the scope of employment.
- Knowledge and understanding of civil and criminal law practice related to domestic violence, particularly housing issues, protection orders, immigration, and divorce.
- Travel required, with day, weekend and evening work.
- Other duties as assigned.
Please email letters of interest and resume to (Please highlight accomplishments and qualifications) to Bronis Pertiet at firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: Monday, August 21, 2017