Sunday, September 25, 2011

Volunteers needed during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The DC Coalition AgainstDomestic Violence needs volunteers for their 2nd Annual Paint the Town Purple event on September 30.   DCCADV will kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the ambitious goal of spreading awareness about domestic violence across the District of Columbia.

Volunteers are needed to help the Coalition canvass at 10 Metrorail stations throughout the day by handing out DVAM calendars, resources, purple candy, and ribbons and encouraging DC residents to take the their pledge, One City, Committed to Preventing Domestic Violence.   Volunteers will serve at one of the 10 sites for one of two shifts (7:00 – 10:00 am and 4:00 – 6:00 pm).   Metrorail stations with volunteers will be Archives/Navy Memorial, U Street, Minnesota Ave, Anacostia, Columbia Heights, Gallery Place/Chinatown, Metro Center, Foggy Bottom, DuPont Circle, and Navy Yard.

All volunteers will receive light refreshments for volunteering and there will be a brief training on the materials as well as how to handle any questions.

Those interested in volunteering should email Andrea Gleaves.   Include your name, phone, email, the shift you are available, and the Metrorail station at which you would like to volunteer.