Please note, because of COVID, our volunteer program is at a lower capacity.

Please be patient if we don’t get back to you soon away.

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Support people entering into recovery as they transform their lives for the better and help us live out our values of Innovation, Connection, & Mutual Respect.

Schedule a shift working in the office putting together Fentanyl Test Kits, Naloxone Kits, or Basic Needs supplies. Engage people in the community by doing Steet Outreach with one of our Outreach Coordinators or Outreach Specialists. Tackle tabling an event out in the community such as PRIDE, PRONK, PVDFest, or Rally4Recovery.

We require new volunteers to complete an application, attend an orientation/training. Attending an orientation is the first step in becoming a volunteer! Because we prioritize lived experience we do not conduct background checks.


  • Volunteers must be 18 or older. Those under 18 may volunteer with their parent, adult caretaker, or trusted adult.

  • RICARES encourages an ongoing, monthly commitment of at least one volunteer shift per month.

  • Former, and current, RICARES peers are welcome to voluneer at any time.

  • Volunteers must have an email account and internet access to sign up for volunteer shifts and to track volunteer hours.


During COVID-19, we are welcoming new Volunteers. Orientations and trainings are occurring vitually over Zoom. Contact Operations/Volunteer Coordinator, Sierra Lessing, for questions!