Volunteer

Volunteer with DVIS!

Without the dedication and compassion of volunteers, we could not sustain the level of assistance to those who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. It is an investment of time, talent and caring that our volunteers offer… an investment that is priceless to our agency and our clients.

Upcoming Training:

End of January

Volunteer training is held quarterly. Volunteers are notified of upcoming training dates upon completion of the application, interview process and reference check.

 

How do I become a volunteer?

DVIS Volunteers

  • Submit a Volunteer Application by email to ayanson@dvis.org, fax to 918.584.1835, or drop it off at 4300 S Harvard Ave.
  • Interview with our volunteer coordinator.
  • Undergo a background and reference check– please include $10 with your application for the background check.
  • Complete our Volunteer Training Program, 12-16 hours of mandatory training addressing domestic and sexual violence, community resources, confidentiality and more.

Contact our volunteer coordinator Ally Yanson by email or call 918.508.2705

 

What types of volunteers do you need?

HOSPITAL ADVOCATE

Assist victims and nurse during a sexual assault exam. Provide information and referrals on DVIS programs and services. This position requires additional mentoring on at least three calls with a staff member or trained volunteer. Monthly calendar is circulated; this is an on-call position and advocate must be within 30 minutes of Hillcrest Hospital.

CHILD CARE

Supervise children at the Harvard office, shelter, or Family Safety Center while parents attend counseling sessions or fill out protective orders. Volunteers are preferably trained in basic first-aid and CPR.

DVERT TEAM

DVERT (Domestic Violence Emergency Response Team) responds directly to domestic violence calls and works with police officers to assist victims during crisis. This position requires additional training and mentoring.

COURT ADVOCATE

Assist victims in completing protective order petitions and related paperwork. Act as a support person for clients during their time at the Family Safety Center. Provide information on DVIS programs and services. This position requires additional training at the Family Safety Center.

OFFICE ASSISTANT/ADMIN

Assist in office by answering telephone, filing, computer entry, helping with large mailings, answering basic client questions, etc. This position is available at all DVIS sites including the Harvard office, shelter, and Family Safety Center.

AGENCY FAIRS

Represent DVIS at community and corporate events. Provide information, fliers, and collect information from potential volunteers. Set up table with materials and take down table, returning materials to DVIS office. Agency fairs are available to volunteers as we receive requests and need is communicated through email by Volunteer Coordinator.

SPEAKER’S BUREAU

Represents DVIS by speaking publicly regarding the agency, our services and programs, philosophy, and communicates statistics on domestic violence, sexual assault, child safety, and more. This position requires additional training with our Education Coordinator.

SEASONAL

Help in our donation rooms by organizing and sorting donations. Provide assistance for Adopt-A-Family holiday program with gift wrapping, assisting clients with loading gifts into vehicles, and providing donors with tax receipts.

JAIL PROGRAM/OUTREACH

Assist with co-facilitating classes at David L. Moss under the direct supervision of Sheri Curry and Ann LaMar. Women’s classes cover topics such as Domestic Violence Awareness, Healthy Choices, etc. Men’s classes cover topics such as Changing Criminal Thinking, Real Talk, etc. Facilitators must be at least 21 years old and be able to consistently lead class during scheduled times. Schedule is determined by you and class leaders.