The Nevada County Volunteer Action Center matches the time and talents of volunteers with opportunities to help individuals and nonprofit organizations that provide human services.

For information on the following positions or other volunteer jobs, call 272-5041, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., weekdays; or stop by 11743 Maltman Drive, Grass Valley.

Arts and Crafts Class Helpers

Your good people skills, patience and interest in arts and crafts are wanted by an organization that teaches independent living skills to developmentally disabled adults. Volunteers are needed to provide one-on-one assistance and support in a variety of classes, including weaving, painting, ceramics, woodworking, gardening and more. Assistance is also needed during class field trips. Training is provided.

Auction Chairperson

Your good planning, computer and people skills are needed by a local agency that would like to build a no-kill animal shelter in Nevada County.

Duties will include chairing meetings with volunteers, writing donation-request letters and coordinating the annual holiday auction. Training is provided.

English Tutor

Many adults who have immigrated to our community are isolated, because of their limited ability to speak English. You can make a big difference in someone’s life by providing English tutoring in this one-on-one program. No foreign language or teaching experience required. Mandatory training workshop will be held Jan. 18 and 25

Cat Lovers

Be a part of the solution by helping homeless cats in our area and aiding in their population control. Several jobs are available requiring various skills, such as nurturing, trapping and transporting. These animals depend on us for love and support. Training is provided and time commitment is flexible.

Wildlife Rehabilitation

Injured and orphaned birds and mammals need a second chance for a healthy life in the wild. A local wildlife center needs animal-loving volunteers to care for and help rehabilitate baby birds and mammals. Four-hour shifts begin in April; first aid training will be provided.

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