Speak with an advocate
For an RVAP advocate, call our 24-hour local crisis line at 319-335-6000 or 1-800-228-1625.
For a statewide advocate or referral to resources in your area, call the 24-hour Iowa Victim Service Call Center at 1-800-770-1650 or text ‘IOWAHELP’ to 20121.
Our volunteers are integral to the work that we do.
RVAP offers volunteer positions in direct service (in person and crisis line advocacy), prevention (UI campus or Johnson County community), our rural service area (Cedar, Iowa, Des Moines, Henry, Lee, Washington, & Van Buren Counties), and in our Queer Health Advocates Program (which has a separate application).
Queer Health Advocates are trained volunteers who accompany and advocate for members of the community who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, aromantic, queer, or questioning during medical appointments. Queer Health Advocates help their clients navigate the healthcare system and and get the care they deserve. All our services are free and confidential.