An alarming number of children are maltreated or exposed to domestic violence in the United States each year. Researchers have estimated that between 3.3 million and 10 million children are exposed to domestic violence each year. And according to the Office on Women’s Health, children who witness or are victims of emotional, physical, or sexual […]
Traffickers go to great lengths to keep victims under control, using both physical and psychological tactics to create dependence and fear. While kidnapping a victim off the street can happen, the majority of traffickers use grooming techniques to first gain someone’s trust and establish some kind of relationship with the person they intend on trafficking. […]
DVIP is gearing up for our 24th Annual “Souper Bowl.” The event will be held on Thursday, February 25th, 2021. This is a community event that raises funds for victims of intimate partner violence, human trafficking, stalking and harassment in eight Southeastern Iowa counties. The “Souper Bowl” is our largest annual fundraising event and now […]
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.