RSVP — Volunteer Nevada County |

RSVP — Volunteer Nevada County

Behind the ideas and efforts toward building a better world, volunteers fuel a movement of compassion and connection. You can make a difference by volunteering right here in your community. By sharing your time and talents to help others, you can help bring a sense of hope to our hearts, homes, neighborhoods, and ultimately our nation.

Everyone is invited to share their time and talents with Nevada County non-profits, public agencies, and schools. 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 following positions, e-mail us at, visit our office at 471 Sutton Way, Suite #202, in Grass Valley, 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.

Find additional opportunities with RSVP at:

Daisy Troop “Grandmother”

A local Girl Scout troop is looking for someone to assist with craft activities and warmly greet and visit with the scouts at each meeting. Troop meetings are held in Grass Valley on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 3 to 5 p.m. If you have time to share and enjoy mentoring young people ages 6 to 7, contact RSVP.

Welcome Baby Program

The Welcome Baby volunteer is responsible for visiting postpartum moms at the hospital and handing out and explaining required information connecting families to the community. It is required to become a volunteer at the hospital. Training is provided. It is helpful to be knowledgeable about infant development and breast feeding and enjoy continually meeting new people.

Information and assistance specialist

Answer phones and give health and social service referrals Friday afternoons from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in the HelpLine office. Responsibilities also include setting appointments for several community programs. Basic computer and phone skills are required. Training and support is provided.

Volunteer coordinator

for local homeless shelter

Do you enjoy working with people and helping empower volunteers to be effective in their roles? This nonprofit needs your help to continue to grow and thrive as it moves toward the future. The volunteer coordinator has many responsibilities and works directly with the executive director.

Wood yard supervisor

A volunteer is needed to schedule and supervise groups of volunteers to split wood for the Senior Firewood Program. The time commitment is four to 10 hours per month. The Senior Firewood Program is a volunteer activity that provides free firewood to low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities in the Grass Valley and Nevada City areas.

Office assistant, customer service position

A County department is looking for a volunteer to help with general office work, including some computer, mail, correspondence and customer service assistance. Shifts are four hours, morning or afternoon, Monday through Friday.

Literacy outreach coordinator

Help raise the visibility of the Read-Up Program in the community. The literacy outreach coordinator will arrange outreach opportunities in the community that display the benefits of Read-Up, as well as recruit volunteer tutors and adult literacy students. If you believe in and are interested in promoting adult literacy and are a good communicator and presenter, this volunteer opportunity may be perfect for you!

Women of Worth Thrift Shop cashiers needed

The new Re-Shop is open and there is a great need for volunteer help, particularly with cashier positions. WOW is a wonderful local nonprofit that supports families in crisis and domestic violence victims to increase self-reliance and improve quality of life by helping them rebuild their lives with dignity, hope and safety. The thrift shop is located on Grass Valley Avenue in Grass Valley. If you have free time and enjoy “thrifting,” call to find out more.

Be a ‘Happy Taxi’ driver

Volunteer drivers are needed to help transport seniors and people with disabilities to doctor appointments, Sunday activities, etc., for Gold Country Telecare. Volunteers use their own personal car and are reimbursed at $0.55 per mile. This is a much-needed service that truly helps our Nevada County neighbors. Time commitment is flexible, so if you have some free time and can help, please call us at RSVP for more information.

Gold Country Community Services purchasing agent

Are you a bargain shopper? Can you contact local vendors and negotiate low prices and initiate purchase agreements? This volunteer assignment is for two to four hours per week and will help Gold Country Community Services in its mission to serve hot nutritious meals to local seniors.

Lawyer Referral service

A file clerk is needed to help sort and record files and help with record keeping and organizing attorney files. Good handwriting and organizational skills are required. The Lawyer Referral program is a nonprofit that helps connect potential clients to lawyers. Volunteer shifts can be once a week or more between 9 a.m. or noon or 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office location is on North Auburn Street in downtown Grass Valley.

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