RVAP 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). 

All prospective volunteers attend an online 10-hour foundation training along with an additional, in-person 22 hours of track-specific skills training focused on either direct service or prevention education.

Trainings are facilitated by RVAP staff every spring, summer, and fall However, trainings for our rural volunteer program vary throughout the year depending on the number of rural based applicants. You must be present for all training dates. There are no make-up training sessions offered.

2020 Iowa City Training Dates

The Iowa City in-person training will be held at the RVAP office in Iowa City (108 River St.).


February 17th,  5:30-9:30 pm 

February 19th,  5:30-9:30 pm 

February 22nd,  9:00 am -5:00 pm 

February 23rd,  9:00 am- 5:00 pm 



July 6th, 5:30-9:30 pm

July 8th, 5:30-9:30 pm 

July 11th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

July 12th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 



October 12th, 5:30-9:30 pm 

October 14th, 5:30-9:30 pm

October 17th, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm 

October 18th, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm 


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