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February 17, 2014
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RSVP- Volunteer Nevada County Current Volunteer Opportunities


Behind the ideas and efforts toward building a better world, volunteers fuel a movement of compassion and connection. You can make a difference by volunteering right here in your community. Everyone is invited to share their time and talents with Nevada County nonprofits, public agencies, and schools. View volunteer opportunities at www.volunteernevadacounty.org.

For persons 55 and over, accident, liability, and excess auto insurance are provided and limited mileage reimbursement is available.

If you are interested in any of the following positions, e-mail rsvp3@nccn.net, visit our office at 471 Sutton Way, Suite #202, in Grass Valley, or call 530-271-0255 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Handy persons needed

Are you experienced with minor home repairs and looking for ways to give back to the community? If so, FREED would like to have you volunteer for their Fix It Program! Volunteers address minor home modifications and maintenance needs for seniors and people with disabilities living in Nevada County. From ramp construction to grab bar installation and minor plumbing or electrical repairs, you can commit to a project of your interest. The need is great. Will you help fix it?

Welcome baby

A new mother can face many challenges after giving birth to that adorable bundle. Be a Welcome Baby volunteer and help postpartum moms connect to resources and share your knowledge about infant development, breast feeding, etc. Good social skills a must. Training will be provided. Becoming a hospital volunteer requires background checks, medical and TB screening and signing a confidentiality agreement.

Friendly visitor volunteers

As a volunteer with the Friendly Visitor program you can make a profound and personal difference in the life of a senior or person with a disability. You need no special expertise; you will be asked to make a weekly visit of one or two hours; you will receive ongoing training and guidance. Consideration is given to matching you with a person of similar interests.

Is the kitchen where you shine?

Encourage teens’ healthy eating. Help teach pre-teen and teenage girls the importance of good nutrition by cooking 20 to 25 healthy snacks for the Friendship Club. Snack helpers are needed for Tuesdays, early afternoon. Join the fun.

Be the friendly face of Nevada County

This is a wonderful opportunity to be of assistance to citizens and the general public visiting our government center. Nevada County is looking for volunteers to assist as Lobby Greeters at the Rood Center in Nevada City. As a volunteer greeter, you will be an ambassador to our county. Promptness, courteousness, and a sincere desire to promote local information are key.

Help promote a local treasure

Share your love of railroads and give talks as a docent for the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum in Nevada City. Training provided. Assistance in the Gift Shop also needed. Volunteers are asked to come one time weekly, 10 a.m. for 3-6 hours.

Bring your facility management skills

Interfaith Food Ministry is expanding their services to the community. Can you help by volunteering as a Facilities Director? This job would include overseeing all aspects of the building and maintenance of their new location in Grass Valley. The director organizes and delegates duties such as landscaping, janitorial, and anything involving structure inside and out. Organization, leadership, and a general understanding of construction is necessary.

English language learners need your help

Help English Language Learners thrive in our community by volunteering as a one-to-one tutor with an English Language Learner (ELL) adult. Special ongoing training is provided. Sign up to take the two-day training workshops on Saturday, March 15 and March 22nd.

Habla Español?

Bilingual English/Spanish speaking volunteer needed to translate for new clients at conflict resolution center. Mediation training will also be available, but volunteering limited to translating is welcome!

Let’s book it

Sorting, pricing, and shelving help needed to prepare for Friends of the Nevada County Library monthly book sales. Get the scoop on the best books while you stretch and lift for a good cause. Morning volunteers for 3 hour shifts are in high demand.

HelpLine senior information and assistance and telephone reassurance

Use your community knowledge and communication skills to connect people to health and social services. Whether it be answering phones, socializing with seniors as part of the Telephone Reassurance Program or making appointments for AARP income tax, mature driver class, and HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program). Volunteers are needed Fridays between 12:30 and 4 p.m.

RSVP is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service and sponsored locally by the Area 4 Agency on Aging.


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