DVIP is partnering with local organizations on a holiday toy drive from November 8th through December 23rd. The toys collected during the drive will provide inventory for DVIP’s Holiday Store program, which provides free gifts for the children and families receiving shelter and outreach services. Participating locations include: Scheels (Coralville)Bluebird Diner (North Liberty)The Knit Hole […]
This year’s Shop for Shelter event was a tremendous success! Together, we raised: $4,962.59 in cash, gift cards, and online donations $42,400 in goods donations This beats the total from our 2019 event! We want to express deep gratitude to the staff, board members, and volunteers who helped with Shop for Shelter. Huge thanks to […]
The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) is hosting Shop for Shelter and Shop for Safety during the month of October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Shop for Shelter: October 23rd, 2021 9:30 AM-1:00 PM In Johnson County, DVIP will host the 15th annual Shop for Shelter event on October 23rd, 2021 from 9:30 AM-1:30 […]
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.