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

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Volunteer 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. Over 75 local non-profit and government agencies need your help. View more opportunities at or call 530-271-0255.

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 is looking for volunteers to assist as Lobby Greeters at the Rood Center in Nevada City. As a volunteer greeter, you will be an ambassador to our county. A desire to help people find local information is key.

Consider becoming a CASA

A Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, is a trained and supported volunteer who gets to know a foster child appointed to them by a judge. They provide independent, objective information to the court about what they see that the child needs. They also listen to, help, and support the child through the process of being in foster care, reuniting with family, or being adopted or in guardianship. CASAs work with social workers, attorneys, and other professionals, as well as the child, and spend 10-15 hours a month. Children range in age from newborn to 18. Program orientation is on Sept. 14. Training will run from Oct. 5 through Nov. 4.

Volunteer to start something — Big Brothers Big Sisters

Be a Big Brother or Big Sister to one of our waiting “Littles”. Currently Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County have five boys and two girls waiting to be matched with a friend. Only a few hours a month can turn a life around! Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering him or her to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.

Partners in English Language Learning needs your help

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. Volunteers meet with a learner 1-2 hours per week. Willingness to commit to at least a one year assignment needed. Tutor training is scheduled three times per year. The next training is September 12th and September 19th, from 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers must attend both days.

How does our garden grow?

Hospice of the Foothills needs volunteers who love to garden and spend time outdoors. Duties include pruning the roses, pulling weeds, and trimming. You can set your own schedule, just remember your sunscreen!

Become a member of 211’s Disaster Response Team

In the event of a disaster — such as a wildfire, chemical spill, or flood — the 211 Disaster Response Team will provide up-to-date information to Nevada County residents about evacuations, shelter locations, road closures, and more. The goal of the DRT is to provide Nevada County residents with a quick, reliable source of information while diverting non-emergency calls away from 911.

Disaster Response Team members will answer calls right from their own homes using state-of-the-art VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology. This is an on-call position. During a local disaster, regular 211 operations will be suspended and the Response Team will be activated to provide the latest information from the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services. Please email for more information.

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 Area 4 Agency on Aging.

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