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Volunteers at DVAS
2014-05-23
 

Volunteers at DVAS

DVAS are delighted to inform you that our first volunteer programme is now up and running. 13 volunteers completed our Helpline and Court accompaniment training and 10 completed our Communications and Fundraising training. The DVAS volunteers are now operational and are contributing to the work of the organisation in many ways. Issues of relevance to you include:

• You may recall that we e mailed you some time ago to inform you that we had to cut back hours on the Helpline service because of cuts to staff hours. The DVAS Helpline is now back to its full operational hours. Our volunteers are now covering the helpline from 10 to 1 and 2 – 5, Monday to Friday. They are handling all incoming calls to the organisation.

• Our communications volunteers will be out and about in the coming weeks creating visibility about the issue of domestic violence and distributing information about our service to various locations. You may meet them as they come to your service, organisation or community. Lack of resources has meant that DVAS had to stop doing a lot of awareness work and this has affected the number of new referrals to our service. We know that increased visibility leads to increased access and with our helpline volunteers now in place, DVAS are confident that we can respond to an increase in new callers.

Please so not hesitate to contact the Helpline if you have any queries about the service or need information for any woman that you are concerned about.

 

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