Many of our clients are fleeing dangerous home environments and arrive with only the clothing on their backs and limited resources to build a new life for themselves and their children. VIP depends on volunteers and community members like you. Our volunteers provide valuable services that help our clients rebuild their lives.

Our volunteers are greatly appreciated and honored for supporting our mission of “Restoring Hurt Lives and Supporting Stronger Communities”

Volunteer Application

Childcare Volunteer

Responsible To: Executive Director

Position Summary:
The Childcare Volunteer provides childcare for the children of women who are attending one of VIP’s Support Groups or as needed for respite for mothers and fathers receiving shelter or safe hotel services.  Children will range in age from newborn to 12 years of age.

Time Commitment:
2 hours per month at a minimum.  The volunteer selects what they can do when asked.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  1. Insure safety of each child
  2. Know each child’s parent and how to contact the parent if needed
  3. Sign in on Volunteer Sign-In form
  4. Complete requested documentation
  5. Contributes to a positive attitude within VIP and conducts oneself as a team player

Qualifications for Entry:

  • Pass a MN criminal background check
  • Have two endorsements from parties that have extensively observed the potential volunteer’s conduct with children
  • Belief in non-violence and have good interpersonal skills
  • Have own transportation to program site

Volunteer Transport Driver

Responsible To: Executive Director

Position Summary:
The Volunteer Driver may provide transportation for an individual client or a client and her children. The transport may be local or regional. Volunteer Driver will determine if he/she can complete the requested transport or not.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  1. Insure safe transportation; using seat belts and child safety seating
  2. Keep all information regarding client confidential
  3. Sign in on Volunteer Sign-In form
  4. Complete requested documentation such as travel reimbursement forms
  5. Contributes to a positive attitude within VIP and conducts oneself as a team player

Qualifications for Entry:

  • Pass a MN criminal background check
  • Have two endorsements from parties that have observed the potential volunteer’s conduct with others
  • Belief in non-violence and have good interpersonal skills
  • Have own vehicle which is properly insured and maintained