If you are 55 or older, sign up with Retired and Senior Volunteers Program to help our community. Accident, liability and excess auto insurance provided. Mileage reimbursement available. Call 271-0255, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., weekdays. Or stop by 714 W. Main St., Suite 2, Grass Valley, 95945.

Information and Assistance Specialists

Provide information, referrals and assistance using a database of Nevada County resources. Volunteers needed to communicate over the phone, be active listeners, think on their feet and be experienced with the operation of a personal computer.

Friendly Visitors Needed

An hour a week of your time can make a difference in the life of a neighbor who has become isolated due to the loss of a loved one or because they can no longer drive. Grass Valley and Lake of the Pines volunteers are especially needed.

Senior Center

Call today to join this active group of volunteers. Receptionist are needed to answer phones and greet the public. Help is needed at special events and to serve at the noon lunch program (lunch included).

Senior Wood Program

Volunteers are needed to cut, split, stack, and deliver wood.

Thrift Stores

People travel from near and far to shop at Nevada County’s thrift shops, which creates a need for more volunteer help.


The home delivered meals program urgently needs drivers. Two hours once a week can help. Drivers are also needed to assist in transporting clients to appointments, shopping and other destinations.


The Elder-Care Providers Coalition is in need of a secretary to take minutes at its monthly meeting the second Tuesday of the month at noon.


Help is needed producing a nationally read newsletter on a quarterly basis. The board members of Independence Trail will furnish articles and a volunteer publisher is needed to create the newsletter.

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