Volunteer Action Center
The Nevada County Volunteer Action Center matches the time and talents of volunteers with individuals and nonprofit organizations that provide human services. For information on these positions or other jobs, call 272-5041, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., weekdays; or stop by 11743 Maltman Drive, Grass Valley.
Coach and instruct seniors in the use of computers.
A countywide information and assistance office needs help answering phones and providing information. Computer training is provided.
Assist in the collection and identification of aquatic insects. Includes recording data, stream measurements, visual shore walk inspections, and taking and recording water samples.
Book discussion leader
Lead discussions about books a group has chosen to read. Last Wednesday of the month at Madelyn Helling Nevada County Library in Nevada City.
Men are needed to visit isolated seniors in the south county area. A visitor is needed in the Mountain Air Mobile Home Park and off Lime KIln Road. As little as an hour a week needed.
Long-term care ombudsperson
Be an advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. Resolve problems and monitor care in skill and residential facilities. Certification training provided.
Answer phones and provide formation about the current play. Ushers are also needed.
Meals on Wheels drivers are urgently needed. Two to three hours once a week.
Docents or hosts
Join a docent training now in progress at the Independence Trail. Docents who complete the training will accompany groups on the trail and share information about its nature and history. Hosts welcome visitors at the trailhead.
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