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Retired & Senior Volunteer Program

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.

Sign up now! Training is September 10 and 17!

Join Partners in English Language Learning (PiELL) and help adult students of the English language become thriving members of our community by volunteering as a one-on-one tutor. No prior teaching experience is necessary and with PiELL’s expansive library filled with core teaching materials, along with being matched with a mentor tutor; you will have everything you need to tutor your adult student ESL on a one-on-one basis. Tutor training is only scheduled two times per year. The next training is September 10 and September 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers must attend both days.

CASA training begins September 19

CASAs are screened and trained volunteers who get to know a foster child appointed to them by a judge. CASAs provide independent, objective information to the court about what the child needs. They also listen to, help, and support the child through the process of being a dependent of the court. Being a CASA requires a 35 hour training and about 10-15 hours a month visiting a child and working with the adults in the child’s life. CASA training runs Sept. 19 through Oct. 26, Mon. and Wed. evenings (no classes 10/17 and 10/19). For more information, visit

General office assistance at SNCS

Sierra Nevada Children’s Services (SNCS) is a private, nonprofit child care resource and referral agency that has served families, early childhood professionals and the community since 1978. They are in need of a few volunteers to help on a regular basis with filings, mailings, and other various general administrative tasks. Occasionally they will need additional assistance for special projects or events. As a volunteer with SNCS, professionalism and understanding of confidentiality is required. Please have experience with general office equipment and practices as well as, a desire to help support an organization that assists families and childcare providers in our community.

Marketing volunteer needed for Read Up Literacy Program

Read Up is a free, adult literacy program that helps people strengthen their reading, writing and math skills by teaming them up with trained volunteer tutors. The Read Up program has been part of the Nevada County Library since 1998, and they are part of the network of 105 library-based literacy programs state-wide working with the California State Library. Currently the program could benefit from the assistance of an individual with professional marketing and/or public relations experience on a key project reaching out to the community. This project would not necessarily involve a heavy time commitment, and the bulk of the work could be accomplished from your own home.

Volunteer to assist the homeless at the new Streicher House Day Center, assist at local thrift shops, provide respite to caregivers, or become a docent at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum. See these and many other interesting opportunities at

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