Each year during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, our staff says thank-you to the public safety officers who assist our clients by bringing them some sweet treats. Our “Sweets for Safety” tradition began many years ago with a dedicated volunteer-turned-staff member named Peggy McKittrick. Peggy was one of those people who did a little bit of […]
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! This year’s theme is “Inspiring Safety In Our Communities.” We have several events and activities planned throughout our eight-county service region to build awareness for our services and to highlight our community partnerships. Saturday, October 1st: Kick-off at Kinnick Concession Sales Join us on Saturday, October 1st for our […]
We are facing devastating funding cuts and are in need of sustaining donations to fill the gap. Crime victim service providers in Iowa are facing a 15-22% funding cut. This is *in addition* to the 10% funding cut that went into effect this past fiscal year. The importance of these donations cannot be overstated. If […]
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.