Nevada County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
July 28, 2014
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 http://www.volunteernevadacounty.org and give us a call at (530) 271-0255. Here is a sampling of what is available:
It all adds up
Do you have experience in the finance industry? One Stop Business and Career Center is looking for presenters to speak with recently laid off workers about personal budgeting and money management. Just two hours of your time this week will help these workers during this time of transition. Please call Shavati at 530-265-7089.
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. Upcoming events: Aug. 24 and Sept. 28.
Help plan a new signature event. United Way runs events throughout the year for both fundraising and to benefit other nonprofits in the community. If you are creative, like to help the community, and love to brainstorm, this opportunity could be the perfect fit for you.
CASA: Where your heart makes a home
A Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, is a trained and supported volunteer who works directly with a child who has been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect. Working with professionals, and the court, a CASA listens, learns and advocates for what is best for the child. Training will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 8 to Oct.8.
Share your English skills
Help English language learners become thriving members of the community by helping out as a one-on-one tutor.
No prior teaching experience is necessary as ongoing training and mentoring by experienced tutors is provided. Sign up now for the next two day training on Sept. 20 and 27.
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.
Be the friendly face of Nevada County
This is an opportunity to be of assistance to citizens and the general public visiting the government center. Nevada County is looking for volunteers to assist as lobby greeters at the Rood Center in Nevada City. A desire to help people find local information is key.
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 p.m.
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. Must have excellent communication skills and be computer literate.
Grass Valley Police Department
Become a police volunteer. The Grass Valley Police Department needs your help with various tasks for the department. Whether it’s car and foot patrol or traffic and crowd control for special events; act as “eyes and ears” to help keep the community safe. Must be 18 years old, possess valid driver’s license, have no felony convictions or warrants, and be ready to serve the community.
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 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.