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Volunteer & Donate

If you are interested in offering your time and talents to Bedford Domestic Violence Services, we offer many
volunteer opportunities for organizations, civic groups, and church groups to complete special projects such as:
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  • gardening 
  • hosting a birthday party 
  • organizing food, toiletry, or cell phone drives 
  • supporting fundraising events
  • using your group’s individual skills

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We are always looking for volunteers/interns to join our staff. In order to become a volunteer/intern you must first fill out an application and submit it to our program. Someone from our program will contact you. The training process is more extensive depending on the level of interaction with clients.

 

Level Work
Hours of Training Required
Example Responsibilities
 1  Not expected to have direct client contact  4  administrative/office work, donation management, general office housekeeping, organizing fundraisers
 2  Expected to have minimal client contact  20  
public awareness volunteers, child care providers, children’s activities
 3  Direct client services  32  
answering hotline calls, shelter support, support group facilitators, court
accompaniment.
 
The following topics are covered in the Bedford Domestic Violence Services Training Program: 
  • History, philosophy, and structure of Bedford Domestic Violence Services
  • History of the Battered Women’s Movement Apply Online Button

  • Program’s policies and procedures
  • Definition and dynamics of domestic violence
  • Empowerment, advocacy, communication, and crisis intervention skills
 
Community Resources:
Legal information regarding domestic violence
General ethical standards related to human services

Apply Online

For more information on volunteering please contact us at 540-587-0970 or e-mail at BDVS@co.bedford.va.us