Adults 55 or older are invited to share their time and talents through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Accident, liability and excess auto insurance are provided; mileage reimbursement is available. Call RSVP at 271-0255 weekdays (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or stop by 471 Sutton Way, No. 202, in Grass Valley.
Volunteer drivers are needed to help your neighbors travel to appointments in and around Nevada County. Schedules are flexible and mileage is reimbursed. Phone volunteers are also needed to answer phones and confirm ride requests.
Volunteers are needed to provide information and referrals about community resources with the use of a computerized database. Training is provided and there are morning and afternoon shifts.
A Tuesday volunteer is needed to wash and set hair.
Volunteer training will be conducted in March for Patient Support Volunteers. These volunteers provide respite for caregivers of terminally ill Hospice patients. Hospice is also looking for licensed Body worker volunteers specializing in Reiki, therapeutic touch or other forms of nonagressive bodywork techniques. Help is also needed delivering furniture to homes of Hospice patients.
A local nonprofit is looking for an accountant with an auditing background to audit the organizations books. The estimated time commitment is four hours.
Tutor training for volunteers who wish to work with adult learners and assist them with reading, writing, spelling and math will take place the last of January. Tutors wishing to assist with ESL students (English as a second language) are also encouraged to call.
Tax aid counselor
Volunteers are now being recruited to prepare income tax returns (federal and state) for middle and low-income seniors. Training is provided and some tax law knowledge and computer skills are needed.
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