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. If you are interested in any of the positions, e-mail 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.

Get a free pass and have fun at the Nevada County Fair August 9 through 13!

Several nonprofit agencies are looking for volunteers to take shifts at their fair booths. Greet folks, distribute information and enjoy a free pass to the fair! Call 530-271-0255 to sign up.

Gold Country Senior Cafe

Be a Dining Room Server at the Gold Country Senior Café! The Gold Country Senior Café is a wonderful food program for seniors, provided by Gold Country Community Services. All you need to be a server is a steady hand, a genuine concern for the needs of older adults, and a welcoming smile. As a dining room server, you will greet participants, offer drinks and serve lunch, as well as clear tables and assist participants as needed. Help is needed Monday through Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friends of the Nevada County Libraries

Each month thousands of books are donated to the Friends of the Nevada County Libraries, and every Wednesday morning, volunteers help sort, price and shelve these books. On the first Saturday of the month, the Friends of the Libraries and their volunteers hold a book sale with all proceeds benefiting the Nevada County Libraries. This position requires volunteers to bend, stretch and lift up to 25 pounds. Availability on Wednesdays and the first Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. to noon, is an additional requirement. Additionally, the Friends of the Libraries have an opportunity for a volunteer interested in advertising. This position requires some knowledge of marketing and writing. This opportunity could be done from the volunteers’ home.

Dining room host/receptionist

Become a host and receptionist at the Gold Country Senior Cafe! Greet and seat their senior guests, answer phones to free up staff during meal service, provide program information and referral assistance. All it takes is three hours a week from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Currently, they need a volunteer on Mondays and also some substitute assistance to fill in when a regular volunteer is absent.

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 its 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.

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 12-18 months. For upcoming training dates, please visit See these and many other interesting opportunities at

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