Everyone is invited to share their time and talents with Nevada County non-profits, public agencies, and schools. Over 75 local agencies need your help. View more volunteer opportunities at http://www.volunteernevadacounty.org and give us a call at 530-271-0255. Here is a sampling of what is available:
Help feed the children
During the summer when school is out of session, The Food Bank of Nevada County provides lunches to children living in low-income apartments. The Friday Grass Valley route needs to be filled immediately. This volunteer position can be done as a team, so you are welcome to bring a friend to help. Please call the Food Bank at (530) 272-3796.
Answer the call
If you have basic clerical skills and an affinity for working with people of all ages, Gold Country Community Services needs your help. Two receptionists are needed to answer incoming calls, provide information, and assist seniors with membership applications.
Meals On Wheels’ drivers
If you enjoy helping seniors, and can follow written and visual driving directions, the Home Delivered Meals program needs your help. Drivers are needed for routes Monday through Friday. Two and one half hours once a week is all it takes to provide needed nourishment and care.
Use your strength and drive
Women of Worth is in need of someone strong that is able to pickup and deliver donated items to their resale shop. You must be able to lift furniture and other heavy items. V
olunteers with a truck are preferred, and a box truck is available for larger loads.
Leadership skills to help veterans
Welcome Home Vets creates a healing community where veterans, active duty military and their families feel understood and valued.
They are currently in need of an Administrative Services Team Coordinator.
This position coordinates many different office functions including human resources, volunteer services, finance, data reporting and media services.
Volunteer must have excellent communication skills and be computer literate.
Tech help needed
RSVP, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for a volunteer with good computer skills, web savvy, and the ability to focus on assigned tasks. Please call (530) 271-0255 to help an organization that provides volunteers for over 80 local agencies.
Help for Helpline
HelpLine Senior Information and Assistance and telephone reassurance needs your communication skills to connect seniors to local health and social service. Answer phones, make outgoing calls, and be comfortable using a computer. HelpLine is located in the RSVP offices.
Volunteers are needed on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 and 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Special event help
The Bear Yuba Land Trust needs volunteers to help with their summer events. BYLT has built 22 miles of community trails and created about 250 acres of publicly accessible open space. Whether your interests lie in set up, security, serving food, or directing traffic; the need is great. Events: July 5, July 27, Aug. 24 and Sept. 28.
Just ‘fix it’
If you have experience with home maintenance, repairs, and construction, take some time to help our senior citizens with “Fix-It”. Good communications skills and time management is key! It is also important to have the ability to work with seniors, people with disabilities, and fellow volunteers on group projects. Handy? Call RSVP.
“I’ve been working on the railroad ...”
Share your love of railroads and give informative talks regarding Nevada County history as a docent for the railroad museum in Nevada City. Your assistance is needed once a week for three-to-six hour shifts. Training is provided. Assistance in the gift shop is also needed.
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 positions, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.