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.
Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum
Enjoy a visit to the museum at 5 Kidder Court, Nevada City and then call RSVP to hear about the varied volunteer opportunities. Summer hours are Friday through Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Oct. 31.
Senior peer counselors
RSVP volunteers over 55 years of age are needed for the Senior Peer Counselors project in western Nevada County. Volunteers will draw on their life experiences and their training to assist seniors having difficulty coping with some of life’s challenges. A Behavioral Health staff counselor provides training sessions before matching the volunteer with a senior and will provide weekly support meetings for peer counselors to aid them in developing supportive counseling relationships.
The Friendly Visitors and Telephone Reassurance program is seeking new volunteers to meet the needs of homebound or socially isolated seniors. A 90-year-old lady in Penn Valley would enjoy a visitor to share her interest in current events and community activities. A visitor who could call on an 86-year-old lady living three miles above Nevada City would decrease her lonely times due to giving up driving.
School has started and bilingual tutors are needed to assist English language learners in the classroom.
Art gallery and book store
Receptionist/clerks are needed for short shifts at an art gallery/book store located in walking distance of downtown Grass Valley.
Docent/house tour guides
Call now to learn about the North Star House History, designed by Julia Morgan and now being restored by the Nevada County Land Trust. Then guide tours of the house and grounds.
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