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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 more than 100volunteer 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.

Assistant Director needed for the Nevada County Diaper Project

Since its first diaper distribution in January 2009, the Nevada County Diaper Project has helped provide more than 5,000 diapers per month to young families in the county who are receiving assistance through Interfaith Food Ministry. Presently, the NCDP is in need of an Assistant Director who, while working alongside the director, will operate the Diaper Project for at least one year. This position would possibly assume Director in the future. This is also a volunteer position. The Director is responsible for overseeing the monthly disbursement of diapers to local distribution sites, 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 3 hours a week.

Join PiELL as a member of the board of directors

Share your 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 an executive board member to serve as Treasurer. Training is provided. Board membership includes participation in quarterly board meetings, committees, and fundraising activities. Grant writing experience would be a plus.

Be the eyes and ears of the community

Become an important part of your 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 our community safe. Volunteers will be trained in various tasks such as patrol procedures, radio communications, traffic and crowd control, etc. Days Needed: Various Shift Length: 4 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 our community. Volunteers must complete a department background investigation.

Be the friendly face of Nevada County

This is a wonderful opportunity to be of assistance to citizens and the general public visiting our government center. Nevada County Information & 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: 5 days per week (split between several people).Time of day: approximately 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Shift length: 1-4 hours per day.

Meals on Wheels is in need of drivers

Do you have three hours to give? To a home bound 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 our 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 2-3 hour period of time. Possess a reliable vehicle, a current CDL, auto insurance, and a clean DMV record. Ability to read maps/ GPS. A cell phone is also helpful. Days needed: Mon- Fri Time of day: 10:30 to 1:30 Shift length: three hours a week Training is provided and mileage reimbursement is available.

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: one to two hours a week.

Delivery drivers needed at Women of Worth

Women of Worth is in need of experienced drivers for their panel delivery truck. Volunteers would work with a delivery person as a team to load and unload furniture and merchandise. Drivers must have a clean DMV record, experience driving a panel truck and, be in good physical condition. Women of Worth is also in need of Team Members to assist the delivery drivers in loading and unloading furniture and merchandise. Volunteers for this position should be strong, dependable and in good physical condition. Shift Length: four hours.

If you are interested in any of the positions, e-mail us at or call weekdays from 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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