- Become a Volunteer
DVIP relies on the help of dedicated individuals in our communities to help support survivors of domestic violence. Volunteering is a meaningful way to address the impact of intimate partner violence in our own communities.
The first step is easy! Just fill out the volunteer application and our volunteer coordinator will be in contact with you to talk about next steps.
If you have any questions throughout the application process, please contact our Community Engagement Department at 319-930.2030 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many groups work with DVIP to do much-needed maintenance tasks, donation pick-up and perform many other vital duties that make our organization run! If you are part of a group interested in a one-time project or an ongoing monthly project please contact our Director of Community Engagement at email@example.com or call 319-930-2030.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. Volunteers generally complete two hours of volunteer work each week.Youth Volunteer
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 the shelter to the park, to facilitating a pre-teen support group, youth volunteers play a vital role at DVIP. Volunteers generally complete two hours of volunteer work each week.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(docx).Volunteer with Special Talents
(i.e. plumbing, carpentry skills, etc. for a few hours or a weekend)
Many volunteers provide support by donating their special skills in our office or help maintain our shelter. By providing technical assistance, office support, or home repair skills, volunteers provide an invaluable resource and help DVIP minimize overhead expenses.Cooper’s HouseWe have pet kennels at our emergency shelter site to help keep families and their pets together in a time of crisis! Volunteers will be trained to help maintain the kennels for cats and dogs. An important part of this program will be keeping animals happy and comfortable; which can then be a fantastic therapeutic benefit to children and adults alike. Volunteers may also connect with donors and supporters in the community to help gather resources for the pets we are caring for. This will help ensure the health and well-being for the pets staying in our shelter, as well as the many pets and livestock we foster every year. Check out more about the program here.
DVIP offers internships every semester, creating opportunities for students to develop skills in the nonprofit sector and participate in career exploration and network development. Click on the buttons below to learn more.Social Justice and Nonprofit Administration Intern
With our utmost gratitude, the Domestic Violence Intervention Program would like to thank the following businesses for their ongoing financial and in-kind support in 2021!
Our advocates could not do the work they do without such an incredible community!
Organizations and Businesses:
Alliant Energy Foundation
Axiom Consultants, LLC
CBI Bank & Trust
Christ the King Church
Clean Life Inc.
First Congregational Church Mission Fund
Friends of the Animal Center Foundation
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Great Western Bank
Green State Credit Union
Her Drive Co.
Hills Bank and Trust Company
Holy Trinity High School in Ft. Madison
Iowa Women’s Foundation
JD Beauty Supply
Linder Tire Service
Little Village Magazine
Me Time Massage and Wellness in Burlington
MidAmerican Energy Company
Nestle (Purple Leash Project) with RedRover
Old Capitol Quilters Guild
Phi Alpha Delta
Sharon Center United Methodist
SouthGate Property Management
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
St. Mary’s Church
St. Patrick Church
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church
Target West Burlington
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
Think Iowa City
Two Rivers Bank in Burlington
VIBE Boxing Fitness
Vortex Business Solutions
Zion Lutheran Church
Thanks for your interest in joining our DVIP team! Click the buttons below to learn about our current job openings. Our Southern tier service region is based in Henry, Des Moines, Lee, and Van Buren counties. Our Northern tier service region is based in Johnson, Iowa, Cedar, and Washington counties.