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Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

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. Over 75 local non-profit and government agencies need your help. View more opportunities at or call 530-271-0255.

Volunteer to be a Book Buddy

Deliver books and other library materials to those who are housebound. The Book Buddy Program matches volunteers with individuals who cannot get to the library to select the materials they wish to enjoy. The Book Buddy becomes familiar with the patrons preferences, selects appropriate materials, delivers them to the patron’s home and also returns the materials to the library. A friendly personality, fingerprinting and current car insurance is required.

Reclaimed! Revived! Renewed! Volunteer at the ReShop

Women of Worth is looking for assistance at their thrift shop for positions where there are multiple openings:

ReShop resale store clerks: work cash register, greet customers, keep the shelves stocked with merchandise from warehouse, and general up keep of the work environment.

ReShop Backroom staff: sort through donations and prepare them for ReShop resale store, receive donations from customers, sort through warehouse and help stock the ReShop with items. General, upkeep in the warehouse, all doors kept accessible, breaker boxes cleared from items, aisles kept clean and free of clutter. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 am. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Shifts are three to four hours.

Create life changing connections through the telephone

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. Volunteers will also be making appointments for various community events. It is “on the job training,” you will need to be comfortable speaking on the phone and have some general computer skills. Your help will make a difference in many people’s lives – guaranteed!

Are you a retired teacher or would you like to tutor?

Grass Valley Partners Family Resource Center is in need of assistance tutoring elementary and middle school students, both in reading and math, at a variety of levels. The Resource Center has students as young as 8 years old through high school. Currently they are in need of after school tutors for grades 3 through 6.

For persons 55 and over, accident, liability and excess auto insurance are provided. Limited mileage reimbursement is available. If you are interested in any of the positions, e-mail us at or call weekdays between 9 a.m. and 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.

— Submitted to The Union

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