RSVP- Volunteer Nevada County Current Volunteer Opportunities
April 7, 2013
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. By sharing your time and talents to help others, you can help bring a sense of hope to our hearts, homes, neighborhoods, and ultimately our nation.
Everyone is invited to share their time and talents with Nevada County non-profits, public agencies, and schools. 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 us at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. Find additional opportunities with RSVP at: http://www.volunteermatch.org.
Summer day camp leaders
Planning is underway for this Penn Valley Camp sponsored by the Partners Family Resource Center. Many folks are needed to assist with arts & crafts, music, games, snacks and more. Dates are: June 24 to 28 and July 8 to 12. Your volunteer efforts will ensure an affordable, educational and fun camp experience accessible to all children.
Draftsperson — assessor’s office
A volunteer is needed to draw building sketches from blueprints using an electronic sketching program. This will assist appraisers in the determination of taxable property. Computer skills are needed, however training on the software program is provided.
Deed Scanner- assessor’s office
Need a project you can sink your teeth into? Assist the Assessor’s office in their transition to electronic record storage of deeds. This involves scanning recorder deeds of back years that are filed in deed books. Training on the electronic scanner is provided.
Spread the word for “Read-Up”
Contribute your creative energy and good communication skills to strengthen literacy for Nevada County adults by becoming the “Read-Up” program’s Literacy Outreach Coordinator. Educate our community citizens and leaders about the devastating impact of illiteracy on people’s lives, and the wonderful success stories of tutoring. Call RSVP for a detailed job description. If you are outgoing, a good communicator and believe in literacy, this is the volunteer job for you!
Help make history come to life!
The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is looking for volunteers to help at their wonderful museum in Nevada City. They are happily growing and with more volunteers they will be able to keep the museum open more days per week. There are a number of ways to help: Gift Shop Volunteer, Museum Docent, Special Events Coordinator, and more. This is a great group of dedicated volunteers that help others learn of our rich history and cultural heritage in Nevada County. Come be a part of it!
Share your knowledge and love of Grass Valley
Two Grass Valley Chambers are looking for volunteers to greet guests, give information, and help with office tasks. If you are enjoy meeting new people and sharing your knowledge of the area, consider exploring this opportunity. Shifts vary.
A vibrant community is well informed adnvolved
KVMR builds community by bringing people together to celebrate the music of the world and give voice to the community. Volunteers are needed to assist with the annual membership drive. If you enjoy talking with listeners and supporters and have a few hours of free time during the week of April 8 through 14, please call RSVP. A substitute front desk receptionist at the station is also needed.
Be a match for the Business Ignitor Program
This grass roots local non-profit helps creates real Nevada County jobs by educating and encouraging local entrepreneurs. Volunteer help is needed in a variety of areas including social media and marketing, fund development, class registration coordinator, administrative and clerical assistance. Computer skills are required.
Is there a “Thrifter” in your family?
Send them out to volunteer at their favorite shop! A number of local thrift stores are in need of volunteers to assist with sorting and pricing merchandise, re-stocking, cashiering and more. Shifts are mornings or afternoons Monday through Friday four hours weekly. Volunteering ensures that all contributions go directly back to the community to support the nonprofits.
for animal rescue group
A last-chance animal rescue nonprofit would love assistance with the coordination of their volunteers. The interest and willingness to work with people who want to help animals is the basic requirement. Some office time and computer skills are helpful. A second coordinator is needed to help organize fundraising events. Some experience in putting on events and fundraising are the skills needed for this important volunteer job. This is a 100 percent volunteer organization doing valuable work in our community for our homeless animals.
What to do when tax season is over?
There are several non profits in our area are looking for volunteers with expertise in the finance area. If you have bookkeeping experience and are able to serve as treasurer on a nonprofit board, please call RSVP. There are many worthy causes that need your help.
— Submitted to The Union