Since 1982, CAP Volunteers have provided the CAP Drug and Alcohol Prevention Education Program (Life Skills) for 5th and 6th grade students at Pulaski Street Elementary School. The program concludes each year with the Annual Say NO to Drugs March, which recieves widespread community and political support. The video on the right describes the different aspects and rewards of the program.

Please note:

  • No experience is necessary
  • Free education and training provided
  • It only takes about three hours each month
  • It has proven scientific results
  • It’s fun and rewarding!

How it works:

Training always takes place on Monday evening at 7:00 PM and is repeated on Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM. Volunteers only need to attend ONE of the two trainings offered. Training is provided at the CAP office on Monday evenings for everyone and Tuesday mornings for 5th grade presenters; training takes place at Suffolk County National Bank on Tuesday mornings for 6th grade presenters ONLY.

The week after the training, Volunteers and Peer Leaders teach a lesson at Pulaski Street School on a Thursday or Friday, during school hours. Training begins in mid to late October. There will also be opportunities for additional training and workshops.

Click here to see the current volunteer training schedule.

For additional information:

call 631-727-3722 or email us at Volunteer@RiverheadCAP.org.

Our Mission

is to engage collaborative partners in the planning, implementation and evaluation of strategies that prevent youth substance use.