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ATTENTION VOTER: Important Information regarding Absentee Voting for the 2019 General Election Begins Friday


Public Notice:  Please take note that at the Board of Supervisors regular meeting on October 21, 2019 has been rescheduled for October 28, 2019, beginning at 7:00 pm; a work session beginning at 5:00 pm has been added that night as well.  Both meetings will be held in the Boardroom of the Bedford County Administration Office, 122 E. Main St., Bedford, VA.


Public Notice: Please take notice the Board of Supervisors has added a Worksession on October 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm in the boardroom of the Bedford County Administration Office, 122 E. Main Street, Bedford, VA for a presentation regarding the Smith Mountain Lake Center and a discussion regarding CAD RMS software.  (The Regular Meeting already scheduled for the same evening at 7:00 pm will still be held as well.)

Public Notice: Please take note the Board of Supervisors November 7, 2019 CIP work session with the School Board has been moved to November 14, 2019, beginning at 5:00 pm. This meeting will be held in the Ground Floor Meeting Room of the Bedford County Administration Building, 122 E. Main St., Bedford, VA.

The entire list of Board meetings for the remainder of the year is as follows:

  • October            28th        Work session at 5:00 pm; Regular Meeting at 7:00 pm (both meetings will be in the Boardroom) (moved from 10/21)
  • November       14th      (Thursday) CIP Work Session with School Board– beginning at 5:00 pm (moved from 11/7)
  •                         25th       Regular Meeting

December        9th        Regular Meeting (Work Session 5:00 to 6:30 pm)

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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

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