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RSVP: Can you lend a hand?

Everyone is invited to share their time and talents with Nevada County nonprofits, public agencies, and schools. If you are interested in any of the following positions, e-mail rsvp3@nccn.net, visit 471 Sutton Way, Suite #202, in Grass Valley, or call weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at (530) 271-0255.

Home-delivered meals drivers

Do you enjoy driving the scenic foothills? Volunteers are needed once a week or on a substitute basis to deliver noontime meals to homebound seniors. There is an urgent need for at least 4 additional regular drivers. This is a few hour time commitment once a week that is very rewarding. Please consider helping this organization.

Classical music to rock your world

Support the rich musical tradition of Nevada County by volunteering for InConcert Sierrra during their upcoming season. Attendance at the volunteer training/orientation is mandatory. Dates are: Sunday, Sept. 23, or Oct. 7. A wide variety of volunteer positions are available including but not limited to: ticket takers, ushers, parking assistant, merchandise sales, and concession helpers.

Compassionate care volunteers

A four day training in October will prepare you to work with hospice patients, families and caregivers. You will receive all of the tools and tips you need to create an enriching volunteer experience for yourself and those you serve. Call RSVP for more information.

Chamber Office help needed

Do you love living in the Nevada County and want to share your knowledge and enthusiasm for the area with others? The South County and Grass Valley Chambers of Commerce would love to have your help! Responsibilities include greeting visitors and answering phones and email. Available shifts include: Tuesdays & Fridays from 10-12 and 12-2pm at the South County office and anytime between 9-5pm M/T/Th. at the Grass Valley Chamber office.

Paws to Help at Sammie’s Friends

Our animal friends at the shelter count on the compassion and generosity of volunteers to help make their lives a little easier. There are so many ways to contribute your time and talent: Dog Walkers, Cat Care, Foster Care, Front Desk, Grant Writers, and Event Helpers.

Have a Heart For veterans?

Welcome Home Vets recently opened an office in downtown Grass Valley. Volunteer assistance is needed with phone and office reception and general office skills. Welcome Home Vets is a nonprofit that provides resources to support healing of the individual, family and community.

Business development

Volunteers with a variety of skills are needed to assist this local nonprofit in their mission to create Nevada County jobs by educating and encouraging local entrepreneurs. Volunteer positions are available in the following areas: event planning, social media, computer support, and business mentoring. A short-term data entry project is also available.

Are you ready to Read-Up?

Read-Up is the Nevada County Adult Literacy Program with locations in both Truckee and Nevada City. Volunteers must be able to read, write and speak English well, be patient, flexible, and have good communication skills and know how to listen.

MOPS of Grass Valley

A Grass Valley Mothers of Pre-Schoolers group needs volunteers to assist with child care while mothers are attending meetings on site. Children range in age from 4 months to 5 years. Meeting times are the first, second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 8:40 to 11:40 a.m. and are located at the Abundant Life Community Church on Alta Street in Grass Valley.

Victim witness assistant

A volunteer is needed to help work with Victim Witness Advocates. Tasks include data entry and reporting, file scanning and court liaison duties. Additional help is needed with general office support, including answering phones and filing. A recycling assistant is also needed.

Are You the “Man of the Day”?

Since 1971, this local thrift store has donated approx. $5 million to cancer patients in our community. Each year with limited resources they accomplish so much for those who truly need help. Please consider filling the “Man of the Day” position and become part of this dedicated volunteer staff.

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