Ways To Join

We're Hiring!

Data Entry Associate: This is a part time position primarily responsible for the timely input of data into two respective databases. This person will work closely with the Crisis Line Coordinator to assure 100% accuracy in entry and reporting of all data. The Data Entry Associate will be required to successfully complete WISE’s 30 hour advocacy training granting her/him privileged communication, as they will be handling confidential information. A cover letter and resume may be sent to Kaitie. 

 

AVAP Position: WISE is recruiting an AmeriCorps member to serve as a crisis center advocate for the 2017-2018 program year. This is a great paid internship and career exploration opportunity for individuals interested in a variety of professions including social justice, the law, social work, and counseling. Interested applicants may apply through the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. 

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.

assets/Court%20Observers%20Application.pdfCourt 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  Kaitie 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, donating Welcome Packets for our shelter, 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.
  • Dartmouth students who are interested in joining WISE@D as a General Member.

 

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.
  • Dartmouth student who are interested in joining WISE@D to facilitate groups on campus.

 

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

The Mask You Live In

Covered Bridges

Half Marathon

Unedited Voices

of the Upper Valley

The River Valley

Club Spinathon!

The Mask You Live In

We invite you to a screening of The Mask You Live In, Jennifer Siebel Newsom's compelling follow up to Miss Representation. The Mask You Live In identifies the ways that boys and young men are struggling with what it means to be “a real man.”  It explores America’s narrow definition of masculinity and the ways that young men are forced to confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. Join us for this engaging film and the opportunity to connect with fellow community members on this important topic.

 

When:  Thursday, November 17, 2016

6:30 pm Reception including drinks, appetizers and introductory remarks. Film starts at 7:00 pm.

 

Where: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Upper Valley, Route 5 South Norwich, VT

 

There is no charge for the event, donations are welcome and RSVPs are encouraged. Please contact Chelsea at 603-448-5922 for more information.

 

Like the event on Facebook!

 

Watch the film trailer.

 

Covered Bridges Half Marathon

WISE is honored to have a team in the beautiful CBHM. If you are interested in running for Team WISE please contact Laura.

 

Members of Team WISE commit to raising at least $500 and WISE will pay the race registration fee.

 

In recognition of your hard work, WISE will also provide you with:

  • A personalized dri-fit t-shirt to wear on race day
  • Promotional support for fundraising
  • Race photographs by Matthew Oscadal
  • A brief (and optional), pre-race warm up of yoga and intention setting lead by Abby Tassel, RYT
  • A pre and post-race gathering tent for runners and their friends and family with healthy snacks and beverages
  • Transportation of runner’s belongings from start to finish line

Unedited Voices of the Upper Valley

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.

 

To learn more or get involved in the 2016 event contact Abby at, 603-448-5922 ext 102.

 

River Valley Club Spinathon

We are humbled and thrilled at the overwhelming success of the River Valley Club's 2017 Spin-a-thon benefitting WISE. $23,100 was raised for WISE by hundreds of amazing spinners, donors, and sponsors. We are so grateful to all who participated. A special shout-out to Jennifer Lynn Karr, whose commitment and energy for the event is truly inspiring.

 

A special thank you to our business sponsors: Geokon; Adimab, LLC; Jake's Market & Deli; Lang, McLaughry Commercial; Mascoma Savings Bank; Apple Island Fund; Campbell & Boyd Insurance; Chippers Inc.; Courtyard Hanover Lebanon; Green Mountain Physical Therapy; Hubert's Family Outfitters; Jesse's Steaks, Seafood & Tavern; JMC Wealth Managment, Inc.; King Arthur Flour; KIXX 100.5; Lake Sunapee Bank, a division of Bar Harbor Bank & Trustk; Robert's Auto Service; Schuster, Buttrey & Wing, P.A.

 

If you are interested in supporting the event next year, please contact Laura at laura.rice@WISEuv.org

or Jen Karr at Jennifer.karr@rivervalleyclub.com.

Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

The Ottauquechee

Music Fest

Covered Bridges

Half Marathon

Unedited Voices

of the Upper Valley

The River Valley

Club Spinathon!

The Ottauquechee Musicfest

Friday, August 7th at 6:30 pm at The Quechee Ski Area!

 

Produced by Dartmouth Idol Director, Walt Cunningham, Jr. His tremendous talent and years of experience include his role in Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration and production of Oprah Winfrey’s Mediterranean Tour.

100% of net proceeds benefit WISE!

 

Performer Line-Up

The festival lineup features hand selected powerhouse vocalists performing a myriad of well-known hits from the ‘50s to today. These performances are theatrical in nature, with choreographed dance routines. You can expect to be brought to your feet as you enjoy chart topping hits from a variety of genres and artists alike, such as: The Eagles, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Maroon 5, Supertramp and Patty Labelle.

 

Pack a Picnic and POP a Cork

The event will take place at The Quechee Club’s Ski Area, in an amphitheater style
set-up under an evening sky.  The event kicks-off at 6:30pm, though many families
start adorning the grass covered slopes much earlier, where they can open a nice
bottle of wine and enjoy a picnic before the show starts.

 

Ticket Pricing

$25/person
$10 for those who show a valid student I.D
Children under 6 are FREE
Tickets are on sale now and can also be purchased at the gate.
Please contact The Quechee Club at (802) 295-9356 for tickets.

 

To learn more or for questions about sponsorship opportunities,
contact the Club’s Marketing Coordinator, Alicia Baker at (802) 299-2102.

 

Check out last year's performance on Vimeo.

"Like" the event on Facebook or visit the event blog.

Covered Bridges Half Marathon

WISE's 2017 CBHM Team is full! Please keep us in mind for next year!

 

WISE is honored to have a team in the beautiful CBHM. If you are interested in running for Team WISE please contact Laura.

 

Members of Team WISE commit to raising at least $500 and WISE will pay the $90 race registration fee.

 

In recognition of your hard work, WISE will also provide you with:

  • A personalized dri-fit t-shirt to wear on race day
  • Promotional support for fundraising
  • Race photographs by Matthew Oscadal
  • A brief (and optional), pre-race warm up of yoga and intention setting lead by Abby Tassel, RYT
  • A pre and post-race gathering tent for runners and their friends and family with healthy snacks and beverages
  • Transportation of runner’s belongings from start to finish line

Unedited Voices of the Upper Valley: The Rising

Thursday April 7, 2016

7:30pm  -  Lebanon Opera House

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 Gina Capossela and the Raqs Salaam Dance Theatre.  This is a powerful evening of transformation.  All community members are welcome.  Together we can end domestic and sexual violence.

 

To learn more or get involved in the 2016 event contact Abby at, 603-448-5922 ext 102

or abby.tassel@WISEoftheuppervalley.org

Sponsored in part by the Lebanon Opera House

The event is free. Donations accepted at the door.

Reservations recommended.

Call the Lebanon Opera House Box Office at 603-448-0400 or RSVP online.

River Valley Club Spinathon

WISE is thrilled to partner with the River Valley Club as the beneficiary of the 17th Annual Spin-a-thon on Saturday, March 25, 2017!

 

We are honored to have the generous support of our community sponsors for this fun event:

Geokon; Mascoma Savings Bank; Adimab; Jake’s Market & Deli; McLaughry-Lang Commercial; Chippers; JMH Wealth Management; Apple Island Fund; Schuster, Buttrey & Wing;

Green Mountain Physical Therapy; Hubert’s Family Outfitters; King Arthur Flour; Lake Sunapee Bank; Robert’s Auto Service.

 

If you are interested in supporting the event, please contact Laura at laura.rice@wiseoftheuppervalley.org or Jen Karr at Jennifer.karr@rivervalleyclub.org.  Thank you!

 

 

 

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.

The Ottauquechee Music Fest

The Ottauquechee Musicfest

Friday, August 7th at 6:30 pm at The Quechee Ski Area!

 

Produced by Dartmouth Idol Director, Walt Cunningham, Jr. His tremendous talent and years of experience include his role in Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration and production of Oprah Winfrey’s Mediterranean Tour.

100% of net proceeds benefit WISE!

 

Performer Line-Up

The festival lineup features hand selected powerhouse vocalists performing a myriad of well-known hits from the ‘50s to today. These performances are theatrical in nature, with choreographed dance routines. You can expect to be brought to your feet as you enjoy chart topping hits from a variety of genres and artists alike, such as: The Eagles, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Maroon 5, Supertramp and Patty Labelle.

 

Pack a Picnic and POP a Cork

The event will take place at The Quechee Club’s Ski Area, in an amphitheater style
set-up under an evening sky.  The event kicks-off at 6:30pm, though many families
start adorning the grass covered slopes much earlier, where they can open a nice
bottle of wine and enjoy a picnic before the show starts.

 

Ticket Pricing

$25/person
$10 for those who show a valid student I.D
Children under 6 are FREE
Tickets are on sale now and can also be purchased at the gate.
Please contact The Quechee Club at (802) 295-9356 for tickets.

 

To learn more or for questions about sponsorship opportunities,
contact the Club’s Marketing Coordinator, Alicia Baker at (802) 299-2102.

 

Check out last year's performance on Vimeo.

"Like" the event on Facebook or visit the event blog.

Covered Bridges Half Marathon

WISE's 2017 CBHM Team is full! Please keep us in mind for next year!

 

WISE is honored to have a team in the beautiful CBHM. If you are interested in running for Team WISE please contact Laura.

 

Members of Team WISE commit to raising at least $500 and WISE will pay the $90 race registration fee.

 

In recognition of your hard work, WISE will also provide you with:

  • A personalized dri-fit t-shirt to wear on race day
  • Promotional support for fundraising
  • Race photographs by Matthew Oscadal
  • A brief (and optional), pre-race warm up of yoga and intention setting lead by Abby Tassel, RYT
  • A pre and post-race gathering tent for runners and their friends and family with healthy snacks and beverages
  • Transportation of runner’s belongings from start to finish line

Unedited Voices of the Upper Valley

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 Gina Capossela and the Raqs Salaam Dance Theatre.  This is a powerful evening of transformation.  All community members are welcome.  Together we can end domestic and sexual violence.

 

To learn more or get involved in the 2016 event contact Abby at, 603-448-5922 ext 102

or abby.tassel@WISEoftheuppervalley.org

Sponsored in part by the Lebanon Opera House

The event is free. Donations accepted at the door.

Reservations recommended.

Call the Lebanon Opera House Box Office at 603-448-0400 or RSVP online.

The River Valley Club Spinathon

WISE is thrilled to partner with the River Valley Club as the beneficiary of the 17th Annual Spin-a-thon on Saturday, March 25, 2017!

 

We are honored to have the generous support of our community sponsors for this fun event:

Geokon; Mascoma Savings Bank; Adimab; Jake’s Market & Deli; McLaughry-Lang Commercial; Chippers; JMH Wealth Management; Apple Island Fund; Schuster, Buttrey & Wing;

Green Mountain Physical Therapy; Hubert’s Family Outfitters; King Arthur Flour; Lake Sunapee Bank; Robert’s Auto Service.

 

If you are interested in supporting the event, please contact Laura at laura.rice@wiseoftheuppervalley.org or Jen Karr at Jennifer.karr@rivervalleyclub.org.  Thank you!

 

 

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.