Public Notice: The Bedford County Board of Supervisors has relocated its work session, scheduled for April 22nd at 5:00 pm, to Liberty Middle School’s cafeteria/auditorium, 1237 Lacey Putney Way, Bedford.
As advertised, VDOT’s public hearing beginning at 6:00 pm, and the Board’s regular meeting beginning at 7:00 pm (which will include the public hearing on the tax rate), are scheduled for that same evening and will also be held at this location.
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.
Hours of Training Required
Not expected to have direct client contact
administrative/office work, donation management, general office housekeeping, organizing fundraisers
Expected to have minimal client contact
public awareness volunteers, child care providers, children’s activities
Direct client services
answering hotline calls, shelter support, support group facilitators, court
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
Program’s policies and procedures
Definition and dynamics of domestic violence
Empowerment, advocacy, communication, and crisis intervention skills
Legal information regarding domestic violence
General ethical standards related to human services