How to Become a Volunteer

 

"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought out and found how to serve." -Albert Schweitzer

 

At DVCCC we have two types of volunteer opportunities available:

 

Direct Volunteers are those who work directly in any way with participants or their children, do administrative work, and/or represent the agency with community outreach.

 

Examples of Direct Services include:

Hosting tables at community events

Providing dating violence awareness presentations to local high schools, colleges, and universities

Accompanying clients to court

Helping children with homework

Caring for children during adult group counseling sessions

Answering hotline calls

Organizing supplies and donations

Cleaning and readying rooms for new residents

Filing paperwork & Assisting with mailings

 

Additional Requirements:

  • All direct volunteers are required to have criminal, FBI, and child abuse clearances.

  • Volunteer training is held twice a year and includes a combination of online training and classroom sessions. This is a 45-hour course which includes a five hour practicum.

  • Topics include definitions of domestic/dating violence, legal issues, the effect of domestic violence on children, listening skills, and role-playing.

  • There is a fee of $40 to help defray the costs of training.

  • Volunteers are expected to fulfill a commitment of one year from the completion of training.

 

For more information on becoming a direct volunteer:

Please complete the volunteer application here and send it via e-mail to directvolunteer@dvcccpa.org

Project volunteers are those who want to help our agency, but do not have time availability to commit to being a direct volunteer. These volunteers are contacted on an as-needed basis when there is a project to be completed, and they help if they are available.

 

This option is best suited for corporate or volunteer groups interested in a day of service.

 

Examples of Projects include:

Landscaping

Painting and repairing property

Assisting with fundraising projects

Assisting with special events

 

For more information on how to become a project volunteer, please e-mail projectvolunteer@dvcccpa.org

For additional volunteer inquiries, contact our Coordinator of Volunteers, Laura, at lmacbride@dvcccpa.org

Join the Friends of DVCCC

The Friends of DVCCC are an independent, volunteer-based group that works to organize fundraising and awareness events for our agency.

 

If you enjoy planning events, raising funds and awareness for awesome causes, and want to engage with the Chester County community in a meaningful way, this is the perfect fit for you!

Anyone interested in participation with this group can contact projectvolunteer@dvcccpa.org and use the subject:

"I want to be one of the friends!"

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Last update: 9/30/19

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