RVAP offers volunteer positions in direct service (in person and crisis line advocacy), prevention (UI campus or Johnson County community), and our rural service area (Cedar, Iowa, Des Moines, Henry, Lee, Washington, & Van Buren Counties). 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 three different volunteer training tracks: Direct-Service (in-person advocacy), Prevention Education (University of Iowa & K-12 / community), and Rural Based (volunteering in Cedar, Iowa, Des Moines, Henry, Lee, Washington, & Van Buren Counties).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