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Volunteer Action Center

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.

Patient support and bereavement volunteers

Compassion and gentle care are needed to offer respite care to terminally ill patients. In addition to home companions and respite volunteers, certified massage therapists and licensed cosmetologists are also needed. Training workshop begins in September 2002. One-year commitment requested.

Wheelchair ramp builders

Wheelchair ramps can allow seniors and people with disabilities to remain independent in their own homes. Good carpentry skills and ability to use hand and power tools can be a big help. Training and ramp drawings are provided.

Story reader

Share the joy of books with children attending preschool. Volunteers needed to choose stories and read them to small groups of children ages 3-5 Thursday, 9:30-10:30 a.m., and school staff will be available to help with story selections.

Special events

Several volunteers needed to staff an activity booth at this annual event which benefits young children, families and early childhood educators. Help organize and set up activities for children. The event will be held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on Sept. 28, and shifts are 9 a.m.-noon or noon-3 p.m. Training provided.

Data entry

Help an organization that supports the arts in Nevada County. Volunteer needed to greet the public and enter raffle tickets into database. Training provided and time is flexible.

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