May 3, 2017 – Whether you’re interested in using your current skills or learning a new one, RSVP has over a hundred volunteer opportunities that span education, public service, working with seniors and children, and many more. If you are interested in any of the positions, e-mail us at or call weekdays 9AM-2PM at (530) 271-0255. RSVP is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service and sponsored locally by the Agency on Aging Area 4.

Are You A Retired School Teacher?

Tutor elementary students (grades 1-6) primarily with reading and math subjects. PARTNERS Family Resource Center arranges one-on-one tutoring sessions and tries to match students with the right tutor to have a successful outcome. Tutors assist with assigned homework and preparation for upcoming tests. Both the student and the tutor are expected to arrive on time and adhere to a contract created by the parent and student, as well as the tutor, classroom teacher, and FRC staff, to best support the student’s progress.

Songbird Team Volunteers

Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release needs volunteers to join the Songbird Team. Support the functions of the WR&R Intake Center from May 1st – August 31st and help rehabilitate injured and diseased songbirds in Nevada County. Volunteer responsibilities include answering the phone to educate callers on how to handle wild songbirds and refer people outside of Nevada County to appropriate agencies, receiving songbirds at the Intake Center and ensuring that Medical Database forms are filled out correctly. Volunteers may also assist with bird exams, sterilize equipment between exams, prepare and clean bird cages and keep the worm bins clean and well stocked. Occasionally volunteers may be asked to transport birds between Auburn and Grass Valley.

Become a Docent for the Northstar Mining Museum

The Northstar Mining Museum is gearing up for the 2017 season and is actively recruiting volunteers to become docents! The museum is housed in the original Northstar Mine powerhouse, built in 1895. Located on Allison Ranch Rd., just down from the fairgrounds, it contains a multitude of exhibits, many of which are in working order. Help the public learn about the process of gold extraction from “rock to bar”. Docents can demonstrate the operation of the Cornish pump, the Steam Donkey, the largest Pelton Wheel in the world, a dynamite packing machine and a huge five-stamp mill. Docents routinely give guided tours, oversee the gift shop, or both. Complete training is given by either the museum curator or other experienced docents. The only requirement is a willingness to learn. Come help keep Nevada County’s local historical and cultural heritage alive!

Grand Jury – an Interesting, Mind Expanding and Vitally Important Function

Grand Juror volunteers are chosen and sworn in by Nevada County Superior Court Justices to inspect, investigate and analyze the efficiency of tax-funded agencies in Nevada County. Working with a team of  19 Nevada Co. citizens, perform the vital “watchdog function” over performance and processes of County and Municipal services, tax funded commissions, fire, water, school districts, law enforcement agencies, etc. Impaneled for a one year term, the Grand Jury reports each year to the citizenry. Grand Jurors operate under a strict code of behavior and confidentiality with strong personal ethics, curiosity some computer literacy. Must serve as a team player with sessions up to 3 days/week, 10-20 hours/week. Expenses paid according to code statutes.

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Become a board member for United Way of Nevada County, volunteer at one of Nevada County’s fabulous thrift stores, mentor a child through Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of Nevada County, or check out multiple opportunities with InConcert Sierra! See these and many other interesting opportunities at