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). Our volunteers are integral to the work that we do. They respond to survivors in hospitals and police stations, answer crisis lines, facilitate workshops on campus, and teach in middle schools and high schools. Volunteers begin by specializing in one area and attend the respective training.
If you have questions or want more information, call RVAP and speak with a staff member 319-335-6001.
Our current volunteers can check this space for upcoming meeting dates, featured volunteers, events, and updates.Learn More
Volunteer Training Dates
TrainingRVAP has four different volunteer training tracks: Direct-Service (in-person advocacy), Prevention Education (University of Iowa & K-12 / community), Rural (volunteering in Cedar, Iowa, Des Moines, Henry, Lee, Washington, & Van Buren Counties), and the Queer Health Advocates track.Learn More
Prevention volunteers have the opportunity to assist our prevention team in their efforts to educate the community about sexual assault, consent, bystander intervention, and healthy relationships.Learn More
Queer Health Advocates
What are Queer Health Advocates?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.Learn More