Ways To Join

We're hiring!

WISE Campus Advocate: Support survivors of gender-based violence as a member of our Crisis and Advocacy Team and build accessibility and organizational capacity to support student, staff and faculty survivors of all sexes, genders and identities at Dartmouth College. This is a WISE position co-located on the Dartmouth College campus. It is a unique collaboration and an innovative model of survivor-centered advocacy on college campuses.

 

Interested applicants can submit a cover letter and resume to  Executive Director, Peggy O'Neil.

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

WISE is honored to once again have a team in the beautiful CBHM – “The Best 13.1 miles in New England!”  This year’s event is scheduled for Sunday, June 3, 2018.  We still have spots available for runners interested in fundraising for WISE – registration is otherwise closed!  Members of Team WISE commit to raising at least $500; WISE pays your race registration fee. There are other perks as well:

 

  • A WISE dri-fit T-shirt to wear on race day
  • Promotional support for fundraising
  • Race-day photographs
  • Pre-race warm-up yoga and intention-setting, led by Abby Tassel, RYT
  • A pre- and post-race gathering tent for runners and their supporters
  • Healthy snacks and beverages
  • Transportation of runners’ belongings from start area to finish line
  • Lots of fun!
  • The opportunity to join WISE in supporting people affected by gender-based violence;, domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking.

 

Please contact Lisa MacDonald at lisa.macdonald@wiseuv.org for more information or to join Team WISE!

 

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

The River Valley Club hosted its annual Spinathon on March 24, 2018. It is the 6th consecutive year that RVC has chosen WISE to be the beneficiary. We are honored by their continued support. More than 100 individuals participated in this four-hour spinning extravaganza, raising over $33,000! Thank you to every spinner and donor, with a special shout-out to Jennifer Karr, who provides outstanding leadership for this event.

 

RVC’s Alan Rose was the top fundraiser for the second consecutive year, raising over $10,000 this year!

 

We are also grateful to the many volunteers who assisted with the event and to the generous corporate sponsors:

Lang McLaughry Commercial Real Estate

JMH Wealth Management, LLC

 Adimab Leone, McDonnell & Roberts

Jake’s Market and Deli

Mascoma Savings Bank

Morgan Stanley

Tyler, Simms & St. Sauveur, P.C.

Kohl’s

D. R. Key Corp

Apple Island Women’s Fund

Robert’s Auto

Campbell & Boyd Insurance

 King Arthur Flour

Caldwell Law

Jesse’s Restaurant

 Lake Sunapee Bank

Big Green Ts

JJ Twister Bars

COOP Food Stores

 SymQuest

Positive Tracks

Northeast Credit Union

River Valley Club

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

WISE is honored to once again have a team in the beautiful CBHM – “The Best 13.1 miles in New England!”  This year’s event is scheduled for Sunday, June 3, 2018.  We still have spots available for runners interested in fundraising for WISE – registration is otherwise closed!  Members of Team WISE commit to raising at least $500; WISE pays your race registration fee. There are other perks as well:

 

  • A WISE dri-fit T-shirt to wear on race day
  • Promotional support for fundraising
  • Race-day photographs
  • Pre-race warm-up yoga and intention-setting, led by Abby Tassel, RYT
  • A pre- and post-race gathering tent for runners and their supporters
  • Healthy snacks and beverages
  • Transportation of runners’ belongings from start area to finish line
  • Lots of fun!
  • The opportunity to join WISE in supporting people affected by gender-based violence;, domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking.

 

Please contact Lisa MacDonald at lisa.macdonald@wiseuv.org for more information or to join Team WISE!

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.

The River Valley Club hosted its annual Spinathon on March 24, 2018. It is the 6th consecutive year that RVC has chosen WISE to be the beneficiary. We are honored by their continued support. More than 100 individuals participated in this four-hour spinning extravaganza, raising over $33,000! Thank you to every spinner and donor, with a special shout-out to Jennifer Karr, who provides outstanding leadership for this event.

 

RVC’s Alan Rose was the top fundraiser for the second consecutive year, raising over $10,000 this year!

 

We are also grateful to the many volunteers who assisted with the event and to the generous corporate sponsors:

Lang McLaughry Commercial Real Estate

JMH Wealth Management, LLC

 Adimab Leone, McDonnell & Roberts

Jake’s Market and Deli

Mascoma Savings Bank

Morgan Stanley

Tyler, Simms & St. Sauveur, P.C.

Kohl’s

D. R. Key Corp

Apple Island Women’s Fund

Robert’s Auto

Campbell & Boyd Insurance

 King Arthur Flour

Caldwell Law

Jesse’s Restaurant

 Lake Sunapee Bank

Big Green Ts

JJ Twister Bars

COOP Food Stores

 SymQuest

Positive Tracks

Northeast Credit Union