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									                            Volunteer Opportunities
                                                     Helping Hands…Healing Hearts
Mission Statement:
Domestic Violence Project, Inc. provides emergency and supportive services, including drug and alcohol treatment,
to victims of domestic violence and promotes increased public awareness of domestic violence issues.

      Volunteers are the helping hands of Domestic Violence Project, Inc., and they provide the valuable support
      that allows us to heal the hearts of those affected by domestic violence. You can make a difference in our
      community and in the lives of others by sharing your time and talents. As a volunteer with Domestic Violence
      Project, your help supports the goals of the agency, which are to provide a 24-hour hotline, safe shelter,
      counseling, case management, legal advocacy, childcare, and prevention education to domestic violence
      victims and their children. Your volunteer hours will help victims escape the cycle of violence and prevent
      future family violence. One kind heart will help the hearts of others!

                    Your help can change someone’s life and is greatly appreciated!

      Events
      In addition to volunteering at an event, volunteers are needed for various committees with different levels of
      involvement and time commitment. Below is a complete list of DVPI’s events, including a list of the many
      volunteer opportunities.

          Hearts with Hope Dinner/Auction September - March
          This is our signature fundraiser. The funds raised at this dinner/auction support the necessities: two
          emergency shelter facilities, legal advocacy, 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, and prevention and
          educational services for victims and their children throughout Stark County.

          Running4Hope 5K November - May
          Partnered with the Subway Challenge Series, this 5K offers the entire family an energizing and healthy way
          to spend your time cheering runners/walkers across the finish line.

          Golfing for Hope Golf Outing January-September
          DVPI’s golf scramble is held in September. Generating funds and creating awareness for the agency helped
          this event be a HOLE-IN-ONE for everyone involved.

          Take Back the Night Event June - October
          Take Back the Night Event honors victims, celebrates survivors and challenges community members to
          help put a stop to violence against women. Last year, two events were held in Massillon at First United
          Methodist Church and in Canton at Malone University.

          Involvement ideas:
             Collection/solicitation of silent & live auction items
             Collection/solicitation of corporate sponsorships
             Day of event planning including decorations and displays
             Invitations and mailings
               PO Box 9459 ♥ Canton, OH 44711 ♥ 330.453.SAFE ♥ WWW.DVPI.ORG


       Recruiting participants
       Reservations and table assignments
       Runners / floaters
       Wrap up committees
       Data entry
       Community awareness and promotion


Service or Special Projects
Service or special projects can be completed either individually or in collaboration with a group/organization as
a one-time or on-going project. Several suggestions are listed below. The possibilities are endless and can be
tailored to fit your interests.

    Project Suggestions:
       Item collections: cell phones, items from the needs list, holiday related items/gift bags
       Provide personal care packages for new clients
       Pajama drive for women and children
       Food drive (very much needed throughout the year)
       Book drive including VCR/DVD and CD’s on domestic violence related issues
       Health and informational fairs
       Gift certificate collection: gas cards, phone cards, grocery and other gift certificates
       Cleaning, painting and landscaping projects

    Service Suggestions:
       Donations
       Shelter
       Child Care
       Office Assistance
       Grounds Work, Maintenance, Cleaning Projects
       Mailings



In addition to giving your time and talent – your resources are always greatly accepted and
appreciated. A monetary gift can go a long way in helping victims of domestic violence.

We offer many ways to give:
       Cash/Check/Credit Card
       Corporate Sponsorship
       Planned Giving/Endowments/Wills/Bequests
       Honorarium/Memorial Gifts made in the name of a beloved one




            For additional information regarding volunteering or donations please contact:

Jessica Kincaid – Marketing & Development Coordinator at jessicak@dvpi.org or 330-445-2005
            PO Box 9459 ♥ Canton, OH 44711 ♥ 330.453.SAFE ♥ WWW.DVPI.ORG




                  Volunteer Interest Sheet
                                          Helping Hands…Healing Hearts

Name:__________________________________________________

Email: ___________________________________________________

Address:____________________________________ Zip Code:_____________

Phone No.:___________________________                Cell No.:_________________

                                        Areas of interest:

                   Child Care*                       Health & Info. Fairs
                   Computer                          Maintenance
                   Development                       Marketing
                   Drives/Collections                Office assistance
                   Events                            Phone work
                   Fundraising                       Shelter volunteer*

              Other (please specify)

  *Direct service volunteers should be able to volunteer a minimum of 8 hours per month and will
       require a background check. Please see “Volunteer Background Check-Release” form.

                      Please indicate below your days and times of availability

 Sunday        Monday        Tuesday     Wednesday       Thursday        Friday     Saturday



          For additional information regarding volunteering or donations please contact:

Jessica Kincaid –Marketing & Development Coordinator at jessicak@dvpi.org or 330-445-2005

                                    Please mail signed form to:
             PO Box 9459 ♥ Canton, OH 44711 ♥ 330.453.SAFE ♥ WWW.DVPI.ORG                  5/11

								
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