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How to Volunteer

There are many ways you can volunteer to help VEST in our crucial efforts to protect victims and enable them to become empowered enough to build a better life. Helpful hands, needed skills, shared experiences, strength in numbers. As a non-profit organization, we understand that a solid base of volunteers is a crucial asset necessary for us to build a Support Team that will successfully fulfill our Vision and serve the victims of domestic and sexual abuse. Read on to see what types of volunteers we need. Then please fill in the form below to be added to our Resource List, so we may be able to call on you when your help is needed.

Helpful Hands

The work we do is important, and the motto. “Many hands make lighter work,” is very true. Sometimes the help we need may be very basic, such as stuffing envelopes for a mailer. Sometimes it may be timely, such as ensuring a person can get a ride to a doctor’s appointment. In either case, the more volunteers we have on our team to reach out to, the greater our success can be. Complete our Resource List below to let us know you are available to help.

Needed Skills

Are you talented at creating graphics? Posting on Instagram? Assisting with interpreting Legal Documents? Baking 6 dozen cupcakes at the drop of a hat? Helping coordinate an event with 100 attendees? The work that VEST does could benefit greatly from you donating even a little of your time to help us. Please volunteer to be on our Resource List so we may reach out to you when we need your particular expertise.

Shared Experiences

Much of the work VEST does is only effective when our clients, the victims of abuse, trust that we truly understand their pain and need. This must be authentic and personal. Therefore, VEST must include past abuse victims within its team to carry out the important work we do. Join a peer group. Volunteer to share your experiences with someone going through the challenges you have already dealt with. Join our team. You can be one of our most valuable resources. Please sign up for our Resource List so we can count on you when your experience is needed.

Strength in Numbers

VEST was created to assist victims or domestic and sexual abuse reach self-empowerment. In some cases that requires standing up and being counted as supporters of grant/funding requests or even changes in local or state regulations. We encourage you to complete the form below as a “VEST Supporter.” By doing so, you are not obligated to agree with any or all the activities VEST participates in. You decide if you want to opt-in to support that particular effort. This simply lets us contact you about issues where your support could help us. The choice to back any issue or program will always be up to you.

VOLUNTEER NAME
BY CHECKING 'YES' YOU AGREE THAT VICTIMS EMPOWERMENT SUPPORT TEAM [VEST] MAY CONTACT YOU TO ALERT YOU OF POTENTIAL ISSUES OF INTEREST.
PLEASE LIST ANY SPECIAL SKILLS, CAPABILITIES OR EXPERIENCES THAT MAY BE OF VALUE TO 'VEST' OR ITS CLIENTS. THIS CAN INCLUDE SPECIAL COMPUTER, SOCIAL MEDIA, PROFESSIONAL SKILLS, THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE MATERIALS, GOODS OR SERVICES USEFUL TO 'VEST', OR PAST EXPERIENCES WITH ABUSIVE ENVIRONMENTS OR PERSONS.
PLEASE LIST ANY INFORMATION TO INDICATE HOW OFTEN, WHAT DAYS OF WEEK/HOUR/LENGTH OF TIME YOU WOULD PREFER TO VOLUNTEER. ALSO PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT LIMITATIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE OR 'EXTRAS' YOU MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE. (for example, "I can only help remotely by computer." or "I can drive anywhere within 50 miles of Fairfield."