Gain valuable experience while helping victims attain safety

Waypoint, the Comprehensive Domestic Violence Victim Service provider in Benton, Black Hawk, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Jones and Linn Counties, is looking for volunteers to assist individuals experiencing controlling, abusive partners. Ideal candidates are non-judgmental, compassionate, encouraging, and empowering. After passing an initial interview, a free 32 hour training session must be completed. 20 hours is completed online, and 12 hours is completed in-person with staff Advocates. Volunteers must be at least 18-years-old, pass a criminal background check, and commit to one volunteer shift per month.

Volunteers may support victims:

  • In medical and legal settings, providing emotional support, information, resources, and further assisting victims in navigating the legal and medical system; medical advocacy requires being on-call for emergency room response
  • Over the phone, providing emotional support and resources/referrals during business hours
  • In individual and group settings

Available opportunities:

  • Community Outreach and Education
  • Support Partner
  • Hospital Calls
  • Civil/Criminal Legal Advocacy
  • Support Groups
  • Crisis Line
  • Transportation
  • Fleeing
  • Child Care
  • Filing/Administrative Support

For more information, contact Brittany at (319) 365.1458, ext. 6118 or bappleton@waypointservices.org.

Upcoming Training Dates: 2018

  • May 21-23 - Cedar Rapids at Waypoint from 5-9 p.m.

Additional training dates will be available soon!

Contact Brittany at (319) 365-1458, ext. 6118 or bappleton@waypointservices.org to sign up for any of these trainings or to learn more!

Interested in our other volunteer opportunities?

Share your time and impact a life by getting involved with Waypoint. There are plenty of opportunities available to share your skills and fuel your passion! Contact Waypoint's Volunteer Coordinator today!

Helping domestic violence victims renew their lives

Through Waypoint's Domestic Violence Victim Services Program, victims are connected with resources that help them flee abusive households and overcome the effects of domestic violence. Counseling, advocacy, and safety planning are just a few of the services offered. All services provided are free and confidential. Last fiscal year, Waypoint served 2,699 victims of domestic violence with the support of community volunteers like you!

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