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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.

Teacher’s aide/video production

Introduce at-risk teenagers to video production. Volunteers with basic video production and editing experience needed to work one on one with students in high school video lab. Some training provided; time flexible.


Help keep books available to the libraries’ young readers. Orientation given; time commitment of a weekly two- to three-hour shift with a minimum of six months.

Fix-it person

Nonprofit needs repairs on small appliances and a variety of other tasks. Flexible hours.

English tutor

Many adult immigrants are isolated because of their limited ability to speak English. Provide English tutoring in this one-on-one program. Training workshop held in March; no foreign language is required.

Animal care

— Improve the sociability and adoptability of shelter animals, contribute to their well-being, and help reunite owners and lost pets. Training provided, time flexible.

— Save a dog’s or a cat’s life by caring for it until a permanent home is found. The agency will pay all vet bills and provide the food; you provide a safe, temporary home (indoors only for cats and indoors plus a fenced yard for dogs).

Dining room server

Nonprofit that is especially helpful to our seniors needs help serving lunches. Greet participants, offer beverages from serving cart, carry meals from serving window, clear and clean tables. One hour per week; training provided.

Poster distributor

Become involved in local theater if you are friendly and have knowledge of the area.


Many seniors can no longer drive and often have medical appointments. Must like to drive and have a car and insurance. Mostly in Western Nevada County with the occasional trip to Sacramento, usually for medical consultations.

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