Over the last two months, The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) has worked with EDEN+ Fundraising Consulting to complete a feasibility study for a capital campaign for a new shelter in Johnson County. We are sharing the findings based on one-on-one interviews conducted with DVIP staff, board members, corporate representatives, donors, volunteers, and other stakeholders, […]
In collaboration with the Iowa City Rotary Club Downtown, DVIP is seeking funds for solar panels for our emergency shelter building in Johnson County. Each year we house approximately 300 women, children, men and their pets in this space. We are excited to say that we will be getting a new roof on the building […]
The pandemic has been a challenge over the past year for everyone and the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) is no different. DVIP saw our crisis line calls increase by 28% and our emergency hotel expenses increase 10x our previous year (we will top out at about $100,000 for emergency hotel stays in our eight-county […]
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.