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March 17, 2014
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Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Volunteer Nevada County

Everyone is invited to share their time and talents with Nevada County nonprofits, public agencies, and schools. Over 75 local agencies need your help. View more volunteer opportunities at Here is a sampling of what is available:

Short-term citizen review teams

Citizen Review Teams (CRT) assist in the assessment of nonprofit agencies that apply for partnership and funding from the United Way of Nevada County. After the initial training, members will visit 4 to 5 nonprofit agencies between March 31 and April 15. This is a wonderful way to learn about the Health and Human Services nonprofit agencies in Nevada County. Initial training takes place March 24 at 5:30 p.m. We need you!

Healthy eating, healthy futures

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

Let’s book it

Morning volunteers are needed to sort, price, and shelve books to prepare for Friends of the Nevada County Library monthly book sales. Get the inside scoop on the best books while you stretch and lift for a good cause.

Calling all Penn Valley volunteers

Assistance is needed in tutoring a elementary school students at PARTNERS Family Resource Center, which is located on the Ready Springs School campus in Penn Valley. Students will bring their weekly homework packets to problem solve with the volunteer. This position is once a week on Tuesdays between 3 and 4:30 p.m..

They’re pedaling as fast as they can …

And still need your help! Assistants are needed to work with middle school students (ages 10 to 13) as they learn, practice and perform bicycle maintenance and rebuilding skills.

Interest in bicycles as well as some maintenance experience is a plus, but a mechanical aptitude will suffice. Shift length can be any part of the school day.

Mentors needed

Help little ones bloom in a positive way by becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister for at-risk youth. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering him or her to achieve.

And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. A few Spanish speaking mentors are needed too.

Reading, writing, arithmetic

If you have some teaching experience and are comfortable helping students with reading, spelling or math, there is a waiting list of students, third- through eighth-graders, who need your skills and knowledge. After school tutors needed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Man of the Day

Stay fit while helping others. The Cancer Aid Thrift store in downtown Grass Valley is looking for a person to fill the “Man of the Day” volunteer position. Responsibilities include accepting store donations, lifting, organizing, testing appliances, tools and other miscellaneous items.

It’s OK to fall for this …

The Falls Prevention Coalition (FPC) is recruiting volunteers older than 40 to help seniors lower their risk for falling and “Stay Well At Home” (SWAH). After attending a one-day workshop, you will be matched with one or more programs recipients and conduct 12 in-home visits. SWAH was developed by experts in falls prevention at CSU, Fullerton and is funded by The California Wellness Foundation. Nevada County is the first rural community chosen to be part of the program!

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. A sincere desire to help people find local information is key.

Bring your facility management skills

Interfaith Food Ministry is expanding its 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 its 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.

Love to knit, crochet, or quilt?

Volunteer from home creating handcrafted blankets for new moms and their babies leaving the hospital. Please contact RSVP directly for drop off locations and more information.

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

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

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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