Ways To Join

We’re hiring!

Data Associate: Join our dynamic team and help us manage our data collection and reporting requirements. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Suite including Outlook, Word, Access and Excel, WWW, and have a strong commitment to social change. Experience in the field of gender-based violence survivor advocacy or prevention, and/or excellent knowledge of issues of domestic and sexual violence a plus.

Finance Assistant: Join our team and provide essential support to the Finance Director. Must be proficient in Quickbooks, Excel, Outlook, Word. Experience in grants management preferred.

Program Advocate: Family Violence and Prevention Specialist Join our amazing advocacy team and help provide high-quality, well-coordinated advocacy support to people impacted by gender based violence. The FVPS Advocate specializes in working with families experiencing the co-occurrence of child abuse and domestic violence, and is co-located at the Claremont office of the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). The FVPS works to increase the capacity of WISE to support victims who are involved in child protection cases; help child safety caseworkers better understand the complex and far reaching impact of battering on families; and support families in establishing resources and relationships for strength and resiliency.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Peggy O'Neil, WISE Executive Director.

Volunteer

WISE values community participation and engagement. There are many ways that you can get involved and help us with our very important work. We hope that you will join us to end violence, share hope and change lives.

Court Observer

WAEV Court Observers (COs) are community members who bear witness to court proceedings involving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking at the request of the victim. Court Observers simply and powerfully sit on the victim’s side of the court room during hearings to show support and solidarity for individual victims and everyone impacted by violence. The presence of Court Observers also brings accountability to judges and those involved in the decisions that impact and change the lives of victims and their children. Send a completed application to to sign up.

WISE Ambassador

WISE believes that together, we can end violence in the Upper Valley and WISE Ambassadors play a critical role building WISE’s presence in the community.  They may serve as members of our Board of Directors, table at community events, distribute WISE materials and offer their professional skills to WISE. Community members interested in becoming WISE Ambassadors must complete, at a minimum, the Foundations of Gender-Based Violence training.

Volunteer Advocate

Join our team of advocates. We train community members to support our after-hours crisis line. Volunteer advocates support victims over the phone and respond to local police departments and hospitals. Volunteer shifts are 4:30pm-8:30am during the week and 8:30am-8:30am (24hrs) on the weekend. Volunteers take an average of 2 shifts per month.  The State of New Hampshire requires that all advocates complete an extensive training  granting them privileged communication. A pager and staff support allows advocates to be on-call from home.  Become an advocate and strengthen listening, support and crisis management skills. Develop a unique and critical lens of the experiences and cultural context of gender-based violence. Volunteer Advocates must complete the Supporting Survivors Training.

Survivor Group Facilitator

WISE provides a variety of opportunities for survivors to connect and process their experiences of violence. In the past volunteers have lead yoga, tai chi, Women for Sobriety, art and financial literacy workshops at WISE. Community members interested in leading a group at WISE must complete the Supporting Survivors training and an additional Survivor Group Facilitation training.

Volunteer Professionals

We have a team of professional volunteers that donate their valuable skills and expertise. Community members provide support for resume writing and job readiness, teach yoga, help navigate the health insurance market, design outreach materials, etc. If you think your§ professional skills and expertise may be a good fit for WISE, contact us.

Donation Drives

Help keep our emergency supply room stocked. We keep basic necessities such as gift cards, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, soap, etc. in our Program Center for victims and families fleeing violence. Community members facilitate donation drives at their work places, schools, local pharmacies and grocery stores.

Benefit Events

Plan an event or party to benefit or raise awareness about WISE.

Attend an Event

WISE hosts and is the beneficiary of many community events. Check out our calendar for more details about upcoming events.

Make a Donation

Your financial support helps guarantee that victims and survivors have access to confidential and free support every hour of every day and supports our community prevention program.

You can support WISE by making a donation online or organizing donation drives for basic necessities for women fleeing violence

Join the WAEV

WAEV is a group of WISE supporters who create diverse and tangible opportunities for Upper Valley community members to participate in ending violence against women.

Volunteer Training Program

Violence is a community issue that WISE cannot end alone. We need more of our community members to join us in this critical work. WISE provides training to potential volunteers to provide them with the framework and skills to help WISE end violence, share hope and change lives.

 

Volunteer Training Opportunities

 

Foundations of Gender Based Violence: Initial 15 hours of training that introduces participants to the cultural foundations of gender-based violence. We reflect on our history and current norms and explore the realities of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking. Please note that space in this training is limited.  The training is designed to support those interested in volunteering for WISE.   When space allows, the training may be expanded to include additional participants.

Recommended for:

  • WISE encourages new board members to complete this training as an orientation to the organization.
  • People interested in understanding the work of WISE.
  • People interested in the WISE Ambassador volunteer role of tabling, distributing materials and participating in other outreach efforts on behalf of WISE.
  • People interested in continuing on with training to become a confidential, volunteer advocate at WISE.

 

Supporting Survivors: This training is for those who previously completed the Foundations Training and have been nominated by WISE to support survivors as confidential advocates on the 24 hour crisis line. This training prepares future volunteer advocates to support survivors over the phone and at local police departments and hospitals on nights, weekends and holidays. Participants must agree to the Volunteer Expectations.

Recommended for:

  • Community members interested in becoming advocates on the WISE crisis line or facilitating survivor groups at WISE.

 

Survivor Group Facilitator: an additional 5 hour training that equips participants with the skills to facilitate survivor groups. Participants have completed both the Foundations and Supporting Survivors Trainings, and have been nominated by WISE to facilitate groups for survivors.

  • Community members interested in facilitating survivor groups at WISE.

 

If you are interested in the volunteer training, please submit a completed application WISE. Once your application is received we will set up a brief meeting to discuss your interests and participation. Applications can be emailed to volunteers@WISEoftheuppervalley.org or mailed to 38 Bank St. Lebanon, NH 03766 ATTN: Volunteering

WISE Events

Covered Bridges

Half Marathon

Unedited Voices

of the Upper Valley

The River Valley

Club Spinathon!

Covered Bridges Half Marathon

We are honored to once again have a team running the beautiful Covered Bridges Half Marathon - The Best 13.1 Miles in New England." The Covered Bridges Half Marathon is June 2, 2019! Regular registration for this this extremely popular race sold out on December 4th in 7 minutes after opening.

 

Don’t worry if you missed registration, you can still join Team WISE and raise money to support our work. Run the best 13.1 miles in New England, experience some of Vermont's beautiful covered bridges, and support our mission to end gender-based violence.

 

Last year, our incredible team of runners raised almost $20,000 for WISE!

 

Join our team and commit to raise at least $500. We will cover the $95 registration fee and offer you some pretty amazing perks. We provide an awesome dry-wick T-shirt with the WISE logo to wear on race day, promotional support for fundraising, race photographs, a brief (and optional) pre-race warm up of yoga and intention-setting, a pre- and post-race gathering tent for runners and their friends and family, healthy snacks and beverages, transportation of your belongings from the start to the finish line, cheerful, grateful smiles from the WISE staff to greet you at the finish line!

 

Our team is filling up quickly, so call today! To register, visit Covered Bridges Half Marathon or contact Lisa MacDonald.

Unedited Voices of the Upper Valley: The Rising

Unedited Voices is a bi-annual event held at the Lebanon Opera House. It is a theatrical presentation with Upper Valley community members sharing real experiences of domestic and sexual violence through reading, dance and song. Directed by Broadway professional Kathe Mull and featuring local music and dance groups.   This is a powerful evening of transformation.  All community members are welcome.  Together we can end gender-based violence.

 

Join us on Wednesday, April 4, at 7:30pm at the Lebanon Opera House.

 

To learn more or get involved in the 2018 event contact Abby at, 603-448-5922 ext 102.

 

River Valley Club Spinathon

We are so honored that the River Valley Club selected WISE to be the 2019 RVC Spin-a-thon beneficiary for the 7th year in a row. On Saturday, March 23, the spinning extravaganza will kick off at 9:00 am.

 

2019 RVC Spin-a-thon

 

  • Saturday, March 23
  • 9:00am-1:00pm
  • RVC Spin Studio
  • Minimum pledge $200 per bike
  • Registration closes when all bikes are filled
  • Prizes

Incentive prizes from local businesses, restaurants, and River Valley Club are given away throughout the event!

Last year, over 90 people filled 40 bikes and raised more than $34,000 for WISE in 4 hours! The enthusiastic participants and amazing volunteers made the annual four-hour biking marathon a huge success.

There are many opportunities to join in the fun. Sign up to spin the full four hours or create a spinning team and share the time. Sponsor a friend or team, or sponsor the event. Registration closes on March 1st, or when the bikes sell out. Contact Lisa MacDonald to learn more, or RVC to register.

We are so grateful to this year’s generous corporate sponsors:

Campbell & Boyd Insurance

Blue Sky Restaurant Group

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

JMH Wealth Management

Lang, McLaughry Commercial Real Estate

Mascoma Savings Bank

Morgan Stanley

Northeast Credit Union

Symquest

WAEV

We’re Acting to End Violence

 

WAEV is a group of WISE supporters who create diverse and tangible opportunities for Upper Valley community members to participate in ending men’s violence against women.

 

WAEV Values

  • We know that domestic and sexual violence are a reflection of the oppression of women.
  • If given tangible opportunities to engage, the community will play a powerful role in ending men’s violence against women.
  • This group works collaboratively with and builds on the core programming of WISE; its actions are creative, unique and complimentary to other work of the organization.

 

To learn more about WAEV, contact Abby.

WAEV members are the proud coordinators of Unedited Voices of the Upper Valley.

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Program Center: 38 Bank St. Lebanon, NH 03766 • Fax: 603-448-2799 • Tel: 603-448-5922

©2015    WISE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law

There are many WISE events within the community. Keep an eye on our calendar to learn about upcoming trainings, film screenings, luncheons, concerts, spin-a-thons, races, speakers and more. If you would like to host an event to benefit WISE please contact the Prevention and Education Program.

Send us an email if you would like to be on our email list that publicizes upcoming events.

Covered Bridges Half Marathon

We are honored to once again have a team running the beautiful Covered Bridges Half Marathon - The Best 13.1 Miles in New England." The Covered Bridges Half Marathon is June 2, 2019! Regular registration for this this extremely popular race sold out on December 4th in 7 minutes after opening.

 

Don’t worry if you missed registration, you can still join Team WISE and raise money to support our work. Run the best 13.1 miles in New England, experience some of Vermont's beautiful covered bridges, and support our mission to end gender-based violence.

 

Last year, our incredible team of runners raised almost $20,000 for WISE!

 

Join our team and commit to raise at least $500. We will cover the $95 registration fee and offer you some pretty amazing perks. We provide an awesome dry-wick T-shirt with the WISE logo to wear on race day, promotional support for fundraising, race photographs, a brief (and optional) pre-race warm up of yoga and intention-setting, a pre- and post-race gathering tent for runners and their friends and family, healthy snacks and beverages, transportation of your belongings from the start to the finish line, cheerful, grateful smiles from the WISE staff to greet you at the finish line!

 

Our team is filling up quickly, so call today! To register, visit Covered Bridges Half Marathon or contact Lisa MacDonald.

Unedited Voices is a bi-annual event held at the Lebanon Opera House. It is a theatrical presentation with Upper Valley community members sharing real experiences of domestic and sexual violence through reading, dance and song. Directed by Broadway professional Kathe Mull and featuring local music and dance groups.   This is a powerful evening of transformation.  All community members are welcome.  Together we can end gender-based violence.

 

Join us on Wednesday, April 4, at 7:30pm at the Lebanon Opera House.

 

To learn more or get involved in the 2018 event contact Abby at, 603-448-5922 ext 102.

The River Valley Club Spinathon

We’re Acting to End Violence

 

WAEV is a group of WISE supporters who create diverse and tangible opportunities for Upper Valley community members to participate in ending men’s violence against women.

 

WAEV Values

  • We know that domestic and sexual violence are a reflection of the oppression of women.
  • If given tangible opportunities to engage, the community will play a powerful role in ending men’s violence against women.
  • This group works collaboratively with and builds on the core programming of WISE; its actions are creative, unique and complimentary to other work of the organization.

 

To learn more about WAEV, contact Abby.

WAEV members are the proud coordinators of Unedited Voices of the Upper Valley.

We are so honored that the River Valley Club selected WISE to be the 2019 RVC Spin-a-thon beneficiary for the 7th year in a row. On Saturday, March 23, the spinning extravaganza will kick off at 9:00 am.

 

2019 RVC Spin-a-thon

 

  • Saturday, March 23
  • 9:00am-1:00pm
  • RVC Spin Studio
  • Minimum pledge $200 per bike
  • Registration closes when all bikes are filled
  • Prizes

Incentive prizes from local businesses, restaurants, and River Valley Club are given away throughout the event!

Last year, over 90 people filled 40 bikes and raised more than $34,000 for WISE in 4 hours! The enthusiastic participants and amazing volunteers made the annual four-hour biking marathon a huge success.

There are many opportunities to join in the fun. Sign up to spin the full four hours or create a spinning team and share the time. Sponsor a friend or team, or sponsor the event. Registration closes on March 1st, or when the bikes sell out. Contact Lisa MacDonald to learn more, or RVC to register.

We are so grateful to this year’s generous corporate sponsors:

Campbell & Boyd Insurance

Blue Sky Restaurant Group

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

JMH Wealth Management

Lang, McLaughry Commercial Real Estate

Mascoma Savings Bank

Morgan Stanley

Northeast Credit Union

Symquest