easy, fun, and rewarding to be a Domestic Abuse Council,
Inc. volunteer. Our volunteers are the backbone of our
agency; we couldn't function without them! There
is something just right for everyone. Read on to learn
more and how to get started.
first, why should I volunteer? Being
a volunteer is a very personally rewarding experience.
It meets the different preferences and motivations of
almost everyone, when volunteers are matched appropriately
to opportunities. Giving back to the community and giving
others hope is a gift that is priceless and long-lasting.
Volunteering is also an opportunity to share and teach
the skills you already have, to learn new skills, add
experience to a resume, and fulfill scholarship or internship
requirements. For some volunteers, it's a way to stay
active and busy, meet lots of new people,
and just have great fun!
Just about anyone. And yes, men are welcome! We also need your voice in the community.
Teens are also welcome with appropriate supervision.
Grandmothers, grandfathers, families, corporate and civic
organizations, church groups, boy/girl scouts--all are
welcome. Diversity is the key--we also need volunteers
who are culturally diverse and bi-lingual in English and
any other language.
would my volunteer duties be?
We are a not-for-profit agency that provides emergency
shelter and advocacy to victims of domestic violence.
Nearly anything it takes to run a business, run a home,
or provide victim advocacy to our clients, you can do
as a volunteer. Any volunteer who provides direct services will take a required twenty-four hour
training course and pass a background screening to work directly with the shelter residents,
receive crisis calls or assist with the court advocacy program.
You may also provide assistance as an intern, helping with projects and fundraising events, provide clerical
and computer support, advertising, landscaping, building
maintenance, plan activities for shelter clients, collect
donations for our shelter and the thrift store, help in the Domestic Abuse
Council, Inc. Thrift Shop, serve as a Board Member, be
an advocate for social, political, and legal change to
benefit victims, and provide
community education... the list goes on and on. We encourage
our volunteers to bring their ideas to us, as well.
many hours would I have to contribute or commit to volunteering?
You tell us when you are available and we will work with you to create a schedule. Any amount of your
precious time is precious to us, as well! Our shelter
is open 24/7, 365 days a year.
do I get started?
Contact Micky Beaurgard at [email protected] or by phone 386-333-6833
|What is the process?
After the application and in-person interview process, there is also an orientation.
a Gift for Peace:
reasons individuals make charitable donations can be as
varied as the donors themselves. Some give because they
have a personal commitment to the cause - they may know
a relative, friend, or employee who has been the victim
of domestic violence or sexual assault. They may give
because of a more general desire to assist those in need
who are less fortunate than themselves - to share the
good fortune they have in life. Still others give not
because they have great personal wealth, but because they
have a compassionate heart and it feels good to help others.
the reason for giving, most donors give to a charitable
organization so they can "make a difference."
They want to feel they have done their part to change
this world for the better. Domestic Abuse Council, Inc.
is dedicated to helping victims and children find safety...and
hope. You can join us in reaching out to these individuals
by making a contribution to support our meaningful work.
Consider these ways to give - and make a contribution
in the way that works best for you. Thank you for your
Click Here for a printable wish-list
- Simply write a check to Domestic Abuse Council,
Inc. and mail it to P.O. Box 142, Daytona Beach, FL
Donations - You can donate clothing, household
items, and furniture that are clean and in good condition to our Thrift Shop at 949A Beville Road, in South Daytona. Call our thrift shop at (386) 761-3166 to find out more about dropping off your donations.
Stock, Bonds, Equities, Real Estate, Art - If you
donate these items, you may avoid tax on the appreciated
value while receiving a tax deduction. All items valued
over $5,000 require an independent appraisal to meet
- Designate the Domestic Abuse Council, Inc. as a
beneficiary in your will, property, trust, IRA, retirement
or insurance plan.
Trust and Deferred Gifts - Establish a trust which
benefits the Domestic Abuse Council, Inc. and may
provide you with income as well as substantial tax
In Memory and Honor- Send a donation designated in memory or honor of a special
friend, occasion, or anniversary. We will be glad
to send an acknowledgement for the gift to the person
of your choice.
Gift – Does your employer match charitable donations?
If so, ask your employer to match your donation to
the Domestic Abuse Council, Inc.
|We would be happy to help you coordinate any gifts or legacies to benefit Domestic Abuse Council, Inc. Please contact Kirsten Pindar, COO at (386) 333-6831 or via email [email protected] for more information. Please be aware that we are not
tax experts and are not familiar with each individual's
tax situation. Therefore, we advise you to consult your
financial, legal, or tax advisor about the specifics of
Domestic Abuse Council, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3
organization, Federal Tax ID #59-1881222. Your donations
are tax-deductible, and we provide a receipt for all
donations. Every day we make a difference in the lives
of our clients. Every day we save lives. We can't do
it alone. With your help, we will continue to make a
difference. We sincerely thank you for your generosity.
Together we make a daily difference.
Items to The Agency:
are often asked “What does your shelter need?”
The best answer is to look at the items you use everyday
in your home. That is what we need. Due to the number
of individuals who enter the emergency shelter there are
some items that we always need to replenish every month. We hope the following wish list will give you an
idea of the items you could donate.
Your donated items may be dropped off at our Thrift
Store at 949A Beville Road, in South Daytona. Call
our thrift shop at (386) 761-3166 to find out more
about dropping off your donations.
you can use in your home, we can use at the shelter;
all contributions are greatly appreciated!
you looking for a place to recycle your cell phone?
can make a difference in the lives of victims seeking
a future free of violence simply by donating your
old cell phone. These phones are re-programmed to
be used as 911 phones for the safety of our clients.
Used cell phones may be dropped off at our Thrift
Store at 949A Beville Road,
South Daytona, Florida.
Part of The Coordinated Community Action Response
To Domestic Violence:
violence is not "someone else's problem"
nor "a family matter". Domestic violence
affects our whole community, not just individuals.
It affects businesses with employee absenteeism, healthcare
and insurance in increased injuries and medical
costs, judicial and law enforcement systems in crime
related interventions and taxpayer's dollars spent
defending abusers, schools with students who are
too traumatized to learn, and of course, the loss of
too many innocent lives. It takes the whole community
to make it stop. Please join us to be part of the solution. Here are some examples
of how the community can take a part in ending the
tragic cycle of family violence.
and deliver services which are responsive to
battered individuals' needs.
staff to receive training on the etiology and
dynamics of domestic violence.
the “pathologizing” of domestic
violence and exclusive control of the “field”
by “degreed” professions. Abuse is all about power and control.
the focus from “trying to keep the family
together at all costs” to the safety of
the battered individual and their children.
methods to help identify domestic violence.
and utilize safe and effective methods for identification
of domestic violence.
referral, education and support services to
battered individual and their children.
from overly prescribing sedative drugs to battered
accountable documentation and reporting protocols
for domestic violence.
a percentage of training equitable to domestic
violence cases handled.
disclose relevant statistics on domestic violence
methods of intervention which do not rely on
the victim’s involvement.
a percentage of training equitable to domestic
violence cases handled.
enforce batterer’s compliance and protect
individuals' safety, with custody,
visitation, and injunctive orders.
a “pro arrest policy”.
easily accessible and enforceable protection
and educate teachers and recognize and respond
to symptoms of domestic violence in students'
violence prevention, peace, conflict resolution
and communication skills.
gender bias in teaching materials and develop
education about relationships at all levels.
that it is the civic duty of all citizens to
oppose oppression and to support those who are
out against domestic violence from the pulpit.
assess for domestic violence in premarital and
out and maintain a learning and referral relationship
with the domestic violence center.
the use of biblical or theological justification
for domestic violence.
patriarchal dominance as a preferred social
subject matter which celebrates peace and nonviolence.
efforts which promote nonviolence.
an equitable proportion of their media “product”
to battered individuals' needs.
about the dynamics and consequences of violence,
not glorify it.
labeling domestic violence as “love gone
sour,” “lovers' quarrel,” “family
portraying the batterer’s allegations and
lies as if they were the truth.
batterers continuing employment on remaining
against stalkers in the workplace.
battered employee’s employment and careers
by providing flexible schedules, leaves of absence,
and establishing enlighten personnel policies.
employment security to battered employees.
available resources to support and advocate
for battered employees.
laws which define battering as criminal behavior.
laws which provide courts with progressive consequences
fund battered individuals' service agencies
and violence prevention education.
sentences of battered individuals who kill in self
tax the sale of weapons and pornography to subsidize
sexual and physical violence prevention and
Community Response Material derived from:
violence Institute of Michigan - Desire to Make
a Difference Wheel
Developed by Mike Jackson & David Garvin