Appreciating our volunteers
Every August, we recognize and celebrate the significant commitment and contributions our volunteers make to WISE in helping us end gender-based violence in the Upper Valley. Volunteers at WISE answer crisis line calls, support office staff, participate in fundraisers, sit in the galley of court hearings for survivors, table at events, wash windows, put together desks, clear the yard, run toiletries drives, lead support groups, cook meals, and the list goes on and on. This past year we supported over 1,400 survivors of gender-based violence with the help of our 100+ volunteers who provided an incredible 11,484 hours!
Volunteer crisis line advocates
committed over 10,500 hours to WISE this past year. Our after-hours volunteers answered more than 620 calls and accompanied victims to local hospitals and police stations more than 100 times while our Program Center was closed. Their steady presence helps ensure that survivors are not alone.
witnessed 251 court hearings involving survivors in White River Junction and Lebanon courthouses.
represented WISE throughout the Upper Valley community: at farmer’s markets, town meetings, sporting events, and other community events.
Our volunteers are an invaluable part of our team here at WISE. Join us in acknowledging and showing appreciation for the amazing people who are working to end gender-based violence in the Upper Valley Community.