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

Join PiELL as a member of their board of directors

Share you skills and talents to help make a difference in the lives of adult English Language Learners in Nevada County. Join Partners in English Language Learning (PiELL) as a member of the Board of Directors. Our program matches volunteer tutors with adult learners to help them, one-on-one with the English language, citizenship, and assimilation into the local culture. PiELL is seeking executive board members to serve as Treasurer and Secretary, and also for board directors at large to serve as grant writers (we will train you for each of these areas). Board membership involves participation in quarterly board meetings, committees, and fundraising activities. Skills Required Training provided. Grant writing experience would be a plus. Hours: Days and hours are flexible.

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 3-6.

Have an eye for detail? Looking to volunteer with the library?

The Grass Valley Library is looking for a volunteer mender/ processor! Duties include mending various library materials, processing books, discarding books, scanning ISBN’s of books and assisting as a backup shelver. Skills needed: Good finger dexterity, eye for detail, computer knowledge, ability to bend/ reach shelves and some knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System. Days/ Times Needed: The library is open Tuesday through Saturday, hours are flexible. Shift length is one to two hours a week.

Assistant director needed for the Nevada County Diaper Project

The Assistant Director will work along with the Director in operation of the diaper project for at least one year with the end purpose of assuming the role of Director in the future. This is a volunteer position. The Director is responsible for overseeing the monthly distribution of diapers to distributors, maintaining records of the inventory, filing year-end tax forms, applying for grant money, and overall publicity with regard to fundraising. Skills Needed: Computer skills are a must. We presently use Microsoft EXCEL for the inventory records, Microsoft WORD for documents and Quicken for our financial record keeping. Hours: Approximately three hours a week.

Multiple positions available with Women of Worth

As the volunteer coordinator for Women of Worth, you would be playing a vital role; acting as the main point of contact for the community by interviewing prospective volunteers, keeping an updated list of current volunteers and their position(s), managing a monthly work calendar, while providing ongoing support to volunteers via email and telephone. Skills Required: Great people skills, organizational skills and basic computer skills are needed. Human resource and/or prior experience working with volunteers would be desirable. Hours/ Location: Except for some office time, most work can be done from home. Hours are flexible.

Online Sales Specialist: This very important position involves determining the value of preselected items then photographing them and posting them on different online store fronts such as Craigslist, BackPage, E-Bay and Facebook. Flexible hours, volunteer is welcome to work in the WoW office or from their own home.

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 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays 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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