Happy Pride Month! In June we come together to celebrate the progress, history and culture of the LGBTQIA+ community. DVIP stands with our LGBTQIA+ friends and neighbors and remains committed to providing safety, shelter and community to all who need our help. History of Pride Month While we enjoy the parades, festivals and parties associated […]
The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) is seeking additional recurring monthly donors to support victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, harassment, human trafficking, and stalking. Each month we rely on our sustaining supporters to provide emergency and comprehensive services to those most vulnerable in our communities.
We can fill the gap to keep victim services funded! Join DVIP advocates and supporters in contacting your Senators (515.281.3371) and Representatives (515.281.3221) by phone or by texting “PYDBMS” to 50409.
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.