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July 21, 2014
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RSVP volunteer opportunties

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 Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) opportunities at and call 530-271-0255. Here is a sampling of what is available:

Participants needed: ‘Stay Well at Home’

If you are 65 years of age or older, and are concerned about falls or have a history of falling, we need you! Become part of an innovative program brought to you after years of professional research and experience in fall prevention by the California Wellness Foundation.

Specially trained volunteers will help lower your risk for injuries in your own home.

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 the week of July 28 will help these workers during this time of transition. Call Shavati at 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 you’re interests lie in set up, security, serving food, or directing traffic, the need is great. Events: July 27, August 24, September 28.

Creative minds

Help plan a brand 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.

Be a part of a special project from start to finish.

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 September 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.

‘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 3-6 hour shifts. Assistance in the gift shop is also needed.

Be the friendly face of Nevada County

This is a wonderful 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. As a volunteer greeter, you will be an ambassador for the county. 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 4:00 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.

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 or call weekdays 9 a.m.- 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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