Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

“How many hours do I volunteer each week?” 
Most of our volunteers will commit anywhere from one to four hours per week with the participant they are matched with. The hours vary depending on your availability and what the participant’s interests are.

“For what time period do I volunteer?”
We like our volunteers to commit to at least two months with RIV.

“What kind of activities do I participate in?”
Our matches are based on common recreational and leisure interests. If you enjoy running, swimming, music etc. we will match you with someone who enjoys the same activities.

“I do not have any experience working with individuals who have disabilities. Can I still volunteer for the program?”
Yes. Our volunteers are not required to have past experience working with individuals who have disabilities.