RSVP- Volunteer Nevada County Current Volunteer Opportunities |

RSVP- Volunteer Nevada County Current Volunteer Opportunities

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. ti 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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Volunteer Nevada County

Volunteer Nevada County is looking for volunteers interested in promoting volunteerism through our new website that connects nonprofits with volunteers of all ages: http://

We are looking for those with skills in some or all of these areas: marketing, social media, writing, communication, volunteer coordination and WordPress websites.

If you have a creative mind set and would enjoy working with an enthusiastic team of volunteers on this new project, contact us at 530-271-0255.

Grass Valley Museum

The Grass Valley Museum depicts the rich history of the Gold Rush days to 1930 with displays of furniture, art, objects d’art, clothing, musical instruments and artifacts of the Victorian era.

Volunteer docents are urgently needed. Many consider the museum Grass Valley’s undiscovered jewel. The museum summer hours are 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

Immunization Fair assistant

Volunteers are needed to help with back-to-school immunization events in August, flu shot clinics in the fall and immunization clinics hosted throughout the year.

Help attendees fill out forms, take payments and provide assistance so that the events run smoothly. Prior medical knowledge is helpful; however, training is provided by the County Public Health Department. Some knowledge of Spanish would also be helpful.

Health and wellness volunteers

Are you interested in innovative approaches to health? Do you believe exercise is an important factor in staying healthy and safe?

The “Stay Well At Home” program is looking for 10 facilitators willing to assist in this innovative four- to six-month program in association with the Falls Prevention Coalition. Get involved by helping seniors improve their overall health by lowering their risk for falls through exercise and other risk reduction strategies. Learn more by calling RSVP at 530-271-0255.

Friendly Visitor volunteers

As a volunteer with the Friendly Visitor program, you can make a profound and personal difference in the life of a senior or person with a disability.

You need no special expertise; you will be asked to make a weekly visit of one or two hours; you will receive ongoing training and guidance; mileage is reimbursed; consideration is given to matching you with a person of similar interests.

Child development caregiver

Volunteer once a week for a three-hour shift at Community Recovery Resources in the Child Development Center assisting staff with feeding, rocking, reading and singing to infants and toddlers. Skills required: Be able to carry infants and toddlers, be patient and calm and be willing to work as a team member. Call RSVP for information.

Workplace mentor

Assist and coach previously unemployed individuals to arrive on time to their job and develop a successful work ethic.

This is a supported-employment program through CoLiving Network whose mission includes a multi-faceted approach to ending homelessness by combining coaching with safe housing and work opportunity. This is an opportunity to help those who are committed to working their way into a successful and stable life.

Museum Gift Shop attendants, docents

The NorthStar Mining Museum in Grass Valley is a local treasure! Several volunteers are needed to help with staffing the new gift shop during the hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

This position is well suited for someone who enjoys sharing our local history with visitors, has a pleasant manner and a talent for sales and organizing gift shop displays. Docents are also needed to assist visitors to our area to learn about rich cultural heritage. Training is provided.

Help make history come to life

The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is looking for volunteers to help at their wonderful museum in Nevada City. They are happily growing and with more volunteers they will be able to keep the museum open more days per week.

There are a number of ways to help: Gift Shop volunteer, museum docent, special events coordinator, and more.

This is a great group of dedicated volunteers who help others learn of our rich history and cultural heritage in Nevada County. Come be a part of it!

Be an advocate for patients’ rights

Ombudsman Services of Northern California needs volunteers who are dedicated to advocating for the rights of residents in long-term care facilities. Excellent training and ongoing education and support provided. Contact RSVP for information.

Hospice Helpers

Do you have skills and time to share with patients and families? There are many ways to get involved: office and clerical, gift and thrift volunteer, musician, massage therapy, compassionate care home hospitality, and more. Training dates are: Sept. 16, 18, 23 and 25.

Partners in English Language Learning

PIELL has a two-day tutor training scheduled for Sept. 21 and 28. It is not necessary to have teaching or bilingual skills. Volunteer tutors meet with a learner one to two hours per week and should plan to commit to at least a year of tutoring once matched with an adult learner. Board members with skills in grant writing and fundraising are also needed.

Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate

Child Advocates of Nevada County is hosting an orientation Aug. 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for those interested in learning about the CASA program. The training classes will take place Sept. 17 through Oct. 17 Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Find out what it takes to be an advocate for a child in the court system: how much time it takes, how the training works and what to expect.

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