Description: PAVE’s mission is to end domestic and sexual violence and to provide supportive and educational services to individuals, families, and the community. PAVE offers a full range of services to victims of domestic and/or sexual violence that include a 24-hour hotline, court and social service advocacy, emergency & transitional housing, victim case management, support groups, School-Based Violence Prevention Curricula, Youth Crisis Bed Network, a supervised visitation program, community education and outreach, legal assistance, information & referral services, volunteer opportunities, and fundraising opportunities. Volunteers are the lifeblood of this organization, and PAVE is always in need of dedicated individuals.
Opportunities: Students can engage through a wide breadth of initiatives, including helping with events such as those around Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October or Sexual Violence Awareness Month in April, assisting PAVE with daily office tasks, teaching educational workshops around conflict resolution skills and violence awareness, becoming an on-call hotline volunteer (requires 20-25 hours of training), and acting as a court advocate for clients requesting a restraining order and release from abuse form.
Contact: Dana Vacchelli at email@example.com or 802-379-5364.
Location: 701 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201
Public Transportation: GMX from College to 215 Pleasant Street