Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) |

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Whether you’re interested in using your current skills or learning a new one, RSVP has over a hundred volunteer opportunities that span education, public service, working with seniors and children, and many more. If you are interested in any of the positions, e-mail us at or call weekdays between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 530-271-0255. RSVP is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service and sponsored locally by the Agency on Aging Area 4.

Intake and referral specialist at Welcome Home Vets

Welcome Home Vets (WHV) provides psychotherapy at no cost to their clients and promotes community awareness of the effects of military-related psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress, on the individual, the family, and the community. They advocate for the needs of their clients, either as individuals or as a group. Because the needs of veterans and families can be multi-faceted, WHV also provides referrals to local resources for housing, employment, health, education and other supportive services.

Currently WHV is recruiting for an Intake and Referral Specialist to work in their offices every Monday and/or Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. As the I&R Specialist, the volunteer would interview potential clients in person or over the telephone, screen clients for appropriateness of WHV services, complete the intake procedure for WHV clients, provide referrals to appropriate services for non-mental health needs of Vets and their families, as well as assisting veterans in utilizing on-line Veterans Administration resources. The individual who volunteers at this opportunity should have the ability to relate to a variety of people, have good written and oral communication skills, and be competent in Microsoft Office Programs. Knowledge of veteran benefits is a plus.

Hospice of the Foothills, Gift & Thrift stores

Recruiting for volunteers at all three of their locations! Dedicating just four hours of time per week is all that is required.

As a volunteer at one of the thrift store locations, you would assist with sorting and receiving merchandise, steam and tag clothing, test electrical equipment, assist customers in a variety of departments, and operate the cash register. Hospice’s Gift & Thrift Store volunteers help to keep the customers happy and the stores stocked with desirable merchandise at bargain prices!

Docents and Gift Shop volunteers

Located in Nevada City, the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is dedicated to the preservation of local transportation history and artifacts from the narrow gauge railroad era. Visitors to the museum are offered a docent-led historical tour of the museum, rail yard and restoration shop. Currently, NCNGR Museum is recruiting for both Docents and Gift Shop Volunteers. Docent training is provided and includes a script to follow. Typical shift length for either position is between three to six hours. If you have a love of local history, have great people skills, enjoy children and can present information to the public – why not volunteer at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum!

Please visit to view many more volunteer opportunities including:

Read Up Literacy Program, marketing/ PR volunteer; One Source-Empowering Caregivers, provide respite to caregivers.

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