Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in Nevada County |

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in Nevada County

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, email us at or call between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays 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.

Be the eyes and ears of the community

Become a police volunteer. The Grass Valley Police Department needs your help with various tasks for the department. Whether it’s car and foot patrol or traffic and crowd control for special events, act as “eyes and ears” to help keep our community safe. 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. Shifts are four hours long with a commitment of 16 hours a month.

Tutor adult English learners

Partners in English Language Learning has a two-day tutor training scheduled for September 30 and October 7, 2017. It is not necessary to have teaching or bilingual skills. Volunteer tutors meet with an English learner one to two hours per week and should plan to commit to at least a year of tutoring once matched with an adult learner.

Consider being a CASA

A CASA is a Court Appointed Special Advocate, a screened, trained and supported volunteer who stands by a child in foster care. Working with the child’s family, social worker, other professionals and the court, a CASA listens, learns and advocates for what is best for the child. A CASA is an abused and neglected child’s champion and friend. Volunteers should have an enjoyment of children, patience, humility, a willingness to learn, strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer literacy. CASAs spend 10 to 15 hours a month for the duration of the child’s court case, usually between 12 to 18 months. For upcoming training dates, please visit

AnimalSave needs your help!

AnimalSave is looking for volunteers to assist with three different, though all very important, departments! They are currently recruiting for cashiers/book sorters for the Book Nook, Cat room attendants and volunteers for their Thrift and Treasures Store to help receive, sort and price merchandise, as well as cashiers. Must have good communication skills, a good work ethic, the ability to be flexible and work well staff and other volunteers. For detailed information on any of these opportunities, please call RSVP at 530-271-0255.

Treasurer for Interfaith Food Ministry

IFM is seeking a volunteer treasurer who would likely consider this work as a labor of love. Working in partnership with the assistant treasurer and the Executive Committee, the treasurer would help to set a tone of integrity and transparency throughout the organization. Responsibilities will include financial transaction, budgets, financial policies and reports. For more detailed information on this volunteer opportunity, please contact the RSVP office at 530-271-0255. 

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Be a booth volunteer for Helping Hands at the Nevada County Fair! Check out several exciting opportunities at the North Star Historic Conservancy, or volunteer at one of our many wonderful thrift stores! See these and many other interesting opportunities at

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