RVAP has four different volunteer training tracks: Direct-Service (in-person advocacy), Prevention Education (University of Iowa & K-12 / community), and Rural (volunteering in Cedar, Iowa, Des Moines, Henry, Lee, Washington, & Van Buren Counties).

All prospective volunteers for direct service, rural, and prevention education attend a 32-hour training that focuses on understanding sexual assault dynamics, anti-oppression perspectives to sexual violence work, best practices in prevention and working with survivors, and skill building.

Trainings are facilitated by RVAP staff every spring, summer, and fall. Trainings for our Queer Health Advocates Program vary throughout the year depending on the number of applicants. You must be present for all training dates.

Spring 2024 Training Dates: Cancelled

Summer 2024 Training Dates

  • July 1st, 5:30-9:30 pm
  • July 2nd, 5:30-9:30 pm
  • July 3rd, 5:30-9:30 pm
  • July 6th, 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
  • July 8th, 5:30-9:30 pm
  • July 9th, 5:30-9:30 pm
  • July 10th, 5:30-9:30 pm
  • July 13th, 1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Fall 2024 Training Dates

  • September 17th, 5:30-9:30 pm
  • September 18th, 5:30-9:30 pm
  • September 19th, 5:30-9:30 pm
  • September 22nd, 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
  • September 24th, 5:30-9:30 pm
  • September 25th, 5:30-9:30 pm
  • September 26th, 5:30-9:30 pm
  • September 27th, 1:00 pm-4:30 pm

If you have questions or need more information please call RVAP and speak with a staff member at 319-335-6001.