With the eviction moratorium in Iowa coming to a close recently, the number of families struggling to pay rent due to unemployment or reduced hours is predicted to continue increasing across Iowa. On Friday May 29th, 2020, Governor Reynolds allocated federal CARES Act funds to assist Iowans who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 and […]
We invite you to Wear Orange June 5th, 2020 for National Gun Violence Awareness DayIn 2013, 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed in Chicago. After her death, her friends and family wore orange to honor Hadiya, and the hundreds of Americans killed and wounded by gun violence every day. Every year since then, to […]
Since the start of the pandemic, we have been quickly adapting to all of the unprecedented situations that COVID-19 and social distancing has called for. As a result, top needs are changing every day for the victims/survivors DVIP serves. Please check our “Top Needs List” weekly to stay up to date on the most-needed items […]
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, contact DVIP’s Volunteer Coordinator for more information at 319.351.1043 or 800.373.1043 or submit a Volunteer Application. DVIP suggests a commitment of 3 hours per week of volunteer time if possible, but will work with you and your schedule.
Become a Volunteer
DVIP suggests a commitment of 3 hours per week of volunteer time; however, many of DVIP’s volunteers have active schedules, and most are able to work in a couple of hours per month on a regular basis. If time is an issue, please call for more information. DVIP is willing to work with you and accommodate your special situation.
Volunteer 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.
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 shelter to the park, to facilitating a pre-teen support group, youth volunteers play a vital role at DVIP.
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.