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Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Volunteer Nevada County

Everyone is invited to share their time and talents with Nevada County non-profits, public agencies, and schools. Over 75 local agencies need your help. View more volunteer opportunities at and give us a call at 530-271-0255. Here is a sampling of what is available:

CASA: where your heart makes a home

A Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, is a trained and supported volunteer who works directly with a child who has been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect. Working with professionals, and the court, a CASA listens, learns and advocates for what is best for that child. Training will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Sept. 8 to Oct. 8.

Share your English skills

Help English language learners become thriving members of our community by helping out as a one-on-one tutor. No prior teaching experience is necessary as ongoing training and mentoring by experienced tutors is provided. Sign up now for the next two day training on Sept. 20 and Sept. 27.

Bear Yuba Land Trust

The Bear Yuba Land Trust needs volunteers to help with their summer events. BYLT has built 22 miles of community trails and created about 250 acres of publicly accessible open space. Whether your interests lie in set up, security, serving food, or directing traffic; the need is great. Upcoming Event: Sept. 28.

Healthy Harvest gardeners

The Food Bank of Nevada County is harvesting vegetables for distribution to their clients and partner agencies. Between now and November, they have lots to harvest and need your help. Four volunteers are needed, and it can start with you. No gardening experience is necessary; just the desire to help feed the needy.

Strong outreach drivers needed

The Food Bank of Nevada County delivers food to homebound individuals once a month. A few new and back-up drivers are needed for the morning of the third Wednesday of every month. Volunteers each take a route with seven or eight individuals on it. You would need to bring your own truck or car with enough room to hold eight banana boxes and bags of fresh produce. Can you lend a hand?

Baby cuddlers needed

Volunteer once a week for a 3 hour shift at a local clinic in the Child Development Center assisting staff with feeding, rocking, reading and singing to infants and toddlers. Must be patient and willing to work as a team member. A TB test is required.

Creative ceramics

A ceramic class leader is needed to give instruction to convalescent home residents on glazing pots and other figures. Some knowledge of ceramics is required.

Hair today

Would you like to use your hairdresser skills to help a senior citizen feel good? Hairdresser is needed at a convalescent hospital. One hour, one day, one act of kindness.

Penn Valley Partners Family Resource Center

Do you like to organize? A clothes closet volunteer is needed to stock free clothes on the Ready Springs School campus. This is an activity with PFRC. One hour, once a week, is all that is needed; any day and any time.

HelpLine needs your help

HelpLine Senior Information and Assistance and telephone reassurance needs your communication skills to connect seniors to local health and social service. Answer phones, make outgoing calls, and be comfortable using a computer. HelpLine is located in the RSVP offices. Volunteers are needed for shifts from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 12:30-4 p.m.

Home delivered meal drivers

If you enjoy helping seniors, and can follow written and visual driving directions, the Home Delivered Meals program needs your help. Drivers are needed for routes Monday through Friday. Two and a half hours once a week is all it takes to provide needed nourishment and care.

For persons 55 and over, accident, liability, and excess auto insurance are provided and limited mileage reimbursement is available. If you are interested in any of the positions, e-mail us at or call weekdays 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 Area 4 Agency on Aging.

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