Gain valuable experience while helping victims attain safety

Waypoint, the Comprehensive Domestic Violence Victim Service provider serving 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 36 hour training session must be completed. Volunteers must be at least 18-years-old.

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

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

Upcoming Training Dates

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Interested in our other volunteer opportunities?

Spend some of your time helping the community by getting involved at Waypoint. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities to choose from, ranging from ongoing commitments to yearly events. Coordinating a hygiene item donation drive or collecting hygiene items for our May Baskets for the Homeless event are a couple other ways to make a difference in the lives of others.

Helping domestic violence victims renew their lives

Through Waypoint's Domestic Violence Victim Services, 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.

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