February 19th, 2021 ⤀⤀⤀ As a new year begins and the 24th Annual COVID-style Souper Bowl quickly approaches, we look back with grateful hearts to those who have volunteered their sweat, smiles, and ‘soles’ in years past. It is YOU who makes our annual Souper Bowl a true community night, one where we get to […]
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. This February, we want to recognize the critical conversations of today that revolve around the nuances of domestic violence and black victims. According to the 2011 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence […]
February is Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month: a national effort to raise awareness about dating violence and promote healthy relationships. Did you know that while 82% of parents feel confident that they could recognize the signs if their child was experiencing dating abuse, 58% of those parents could not correctly identify all of the […]
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.