We are volunteer-run. We pay no salaries, just out-of-pocket expenses. For example
$10 / month helps us with website and email domain and hosting
$10 / month helps us with a Post Office Box (12 months) and bank fees
$15 / month covers phone (basic)
$50 to help a family with costs associated with many appointments (e.g. travel, groceries, etc)
other qualified donees or research grants may be considered (if possible)
Past costs included: Internet, Web-statistics and office software, re-furbished PC, printer, etc.
* Peer Support Volunteer (PSV) is a permanent volunteer position responsible for all the psychosocial-emotional (group and individual) and informational support for peers. Currently, it is held by an experienced VHL patient who also happens to be a registered social worker, and has many years of professional mental health treatment experience. PSV devotes a minimum of 20 hours per month or 240 hours per year. We also have other volunteering for administrative, board of directors, and other needs (e.g. fundraising). Minimum 10 hours a month or 120 hours per year.