Make a difference in Nevada County; Volunteer |

Make a difference in Nevada County; Volunteer

Whether you’re interested in using your current skills or learning a new one, RSVP has more than 100 volunteer opportunities that span education, public service, working with seniors and children, and many more.

More than 75 local nonprofit and government agencies need your help. View more opportunities at or call 530-271-0255.

Tutors needed for elementary students

Union Hill School is in need of adults to provide both academic and mentorship support to students in kindergarten to 8th grade.

In particular, a male kindergarten student needs a strong male to work with him from 8:30 -11:50 a.m. daily. Union Hill is also in need of tutors for other primary age, elementary, and middle-school students who need support.

Basic math, language arts skills, with a willingness and heartfelt concern to help young children become successful are the only skills needed. Days needed: Monday through Friday. Time of day: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Shift length: One to three hours.

Be the friendly face of Nevada County

This is an opportunity to be of assistance to citizens and the general public visiting the local government center.

Nevada County Information and General Services is looking for volunteers to assist as lobby greeters at the Rood Center in Nevada City.

Volunteer greeters act as a principal point of reference and assistance to citizens/general public by providing patrons with information, directions and a friendly face as they enter the Rood Center County building.

Volunteer greeters should have a sincere desire to communicate effectively and provide assistance as needed.

Volunteer greeters should always act as ambassadors of Nevada County and are expected to speak positively.

Days needed: Five days per week (split between several people). Time of day: approximately 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shift length: One to four hours per day.

Be a friendly visitor

Make a profound and personal difference in the life of a senior or a person with a disability.

FREED Center for Independent Living is in need of caring volunteers to visit seniors and people with disabilities in the community who are isolated in some way and would like social interaction and weekly visits.

You need no special expertise. You will be asked to make a weekly visit of one or two hours; you will receive ongoing training and guidance.

Consideration is given to matching you with a person of similar interests. Talk, play cards or games and share common hobbies together.

There are many people on the waiting list that would love to be matched with a Friendly Visitor volunteer. Mileage reimbursement is available.

Days and times are flexible and mutually arranged, however a commitment of one or two hours per week is desired.

Be the eyes and ears of the community

Become an important part of the community by helping provide effective and courteous policing services. The Grass Valley Police Department needs your help with various tasks for the department. Whether its car and foot patrol or traffic and crowd control for special events, act as “eyes and ears” to help keep the community safe.

Volunteers will be trained in various tasks such as patrol procedures, radio communications, traffic and crowd control, etc.

Various shift lengths, averaging four hour shifts at various times of day; minimum of 16 hours per month.

Skills needed: Must be 18 years old, possess valid driver’s license, have no felony convictions, no warrants, and be ready to serve the community. Volunteers must complete a department background investigation.

Be a “fix-it” volunteer

Nevada County has a great need for volunteers with handyperson skills and home repair experience.

FREED Center for Independent Living helps people live safely and independently in their homes, and volunteers help make that happen. Volunteers provide labor for minor home modifications and health- and safety-related repairs in the homes of seniors and people with disabilities.

The project coordinator matches volunteers to projects of their interest, ranging from grab- bar installations, ramp construction, and minor plumbing or electrical repairs. Cost of materials for projects is provided. Skills required: All types of skills, especially in the areas of carpentry, construction, plumbing and basic home repair. When: Minimum commitment of three hours a month in the Grass Valley area.

Meals on Wheels is in need of drivers

Do you have three hours to give? To a homebound senior waiting to receive Meals on Wheels, those three hours are priceless.

Call today to find out how you can join more than 50 other volunteers who drive one day per week to ensure that elderly neighbors receive the nutritional support they need to remain living in their own homes for as long as they can.

Skills required: Able to pass GCCS background check, volunteer one day per week for a two- to three-hour period. Possess a reliable vehicle, a current CDL, auto insurance, and a clean DMV record. Ability to read maps/GPS. A cellphone is also helpful. Days needed: Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Shift length: Three hours a week. Training is provided and mileage reimbursement is available.

If you are interested in any of the positions, email 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 Agency on Aging Area 4.

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