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Application & Training


Thank you for your interest in becoming an RVAP Volunteer! After submission of your application, our Volunteer Coordinator will be in contact with you shortly to schedule an in-person interview. Applicants must successfully complete a background check and be able to attend all training dates. Click here to fill out an application. We interview candidates during the month prior to training.


RVAP has two different volunteer training tracks: Direct-Service (in-person advocacy) and Prevention Education (University of Iowa & K-12 / community). Crisis Line (ISAH) Advocates are trained by ISAH staff. More information on crisis line advocacy can be found here.

All prospective volunteers attend a 16-hour foundation training along with an additional 16 hours of track-specific skills training focused on either direct service or prevention education (32 hours of training total). 

Trainings are facilitated by RVAP staff every February, June and September. You must be present for all training dates. There are no make-up training sessions offered.

Next Training:  TBD June 2018

For questions or more information please call RVAP and speak with a staff member 319-335-6001.



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