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Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

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Whether you're interested in using your current skills or learning a new one, RSVP has over a hundred volunteer opportunities that span education, public service, working with seniors and children, and many more. If you are interested in any of the positions, e-mail us at or call between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays at 530-271-0255. RSVP is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service and sponsored locally by the Agency on Aging Area 4.

Receptionist and Dining Room Host for GCCS

Under general supervision and guidance from Nutrition Program Manager, the Receptionist/ Dining Room Host is responsible for greeting clients, answering phones and providing program information. The mission of Gold Country Community Services (GCCS) is to improve the quality of life in Western Nevada County by providing and coordinating resources that enhance the physical, social, and emotional wellbeing of Nevada County residents. Some of their programs include: Senior Wood, Home Delivered Meals, & High Noon Cafe. GCCS also offers a number of activities and classes. As needed Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Patient Care Volunteers

Please note training date change! Hospice of the Foothills will be holding their spring volunteer training April 18 through 21. The training is held 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Volunteers will be trained on how to help provide support and companionship to Hospice of the Foothills families and patients. Volunteers give comfort by reading, playing cards, running errands or just sitting by the bed side and reminiscing. Volunteer days and hours are flexible. A one year commitment is desired. To sign up for the training, please visit, as spaces will fill quickly!

Treasurer for Interfaith Food Ministry

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IFM is seeking a volunteer Treasurer who would likely consider this work as a labor of love. Working in partnership with the Assistant Treasurer and their Executive Committee you will help set the tone of integrity and transparency throughout the organization. Records will be transparent and current, the organization will be protected from fraud and theft, and the funds generated will be well managed and invested. Responsibilities will include: financial transaction, budgets, financial policies, and reports. For more detailed information on this volunteer opportunity, please contact the RSVP office at 530-271-0255.

Connect with seniors: listen, laugh, be a friend!

If you are compassionate, enjoy friendly conversation and look forward to "making someone's day", we may have the volunteer job for you! Under the guidance of RSVP staff, we are looking for volunteers to take one shift a week; either in the morning (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) or afternoons (12:30 to 4 p.m.) to call local seniors that have signed up to participate in our Telephone Reassurance Program. Many of the volunteers with this program say they get as much out of the experience as the senior being called.

Provide respite to care givers

One Source – Empowering Caregivers' (OSEC) in-home respite care program is designed to reach out to caregivers and their loved ones who want to remain at home. OSEC is looking for skillful listeners who are comfortable conversing with others and can be observant in their surroundings. OSEC is in need of volunteers who have the ability to work independently and are compassionate, reliable, understanding and nurturing to complete a comprehensive training program that is provided through OSEC. The Volunteer Care Specialist is asked to commit to visit two to four hours per week, keep monthly time sheets with notes, maintain strict confidentiality of information, notify the Care Team of changes in the circumstances of the participant, and alert the Care Team in advance if unavailable for more than a week.

The next volunteer training session will take place late spring, 2017. Please note that individuals must obtain a valid California driver's license and have proof of current automobile insurance.

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