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February 9, 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 rsvp3@nccn.net 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.

Connect With Seniors: Listen, Laugh, Be A Friend!

If you are compassionate, enjoy friendly conversation and look forward to “making someone’s day”, we may have the volunteer job for you! Under the guidance of RSVP staff, we are looking for volunteers to take one shift a week; either in the morning (9-12:30) or afternoons (12:30-4) to call local seniors that have signed up to participate in our Telephone Reassurance Program. Many of the volunteers with this program say they get as much out of the experience as the senior being called. Volunteers will also be making appointments for various community events. It is “on the job training”; you will need to be comfortable speaking on the phone and have some general computer skills. Your help will make a difference in many people’s lives – guaranteed!

Volunteer With the Grass Valley Police

Become a police volunteer. The Grass Valley Police Department needs your help with various tasks for the department. Whether its car and foot patrol or traffic and crowd control for special events; act as “eyes and ears” to help keep our community safe. Must be 18 years old, possess valid driver’s license, have no felony convictions, no warrants, and be ready to serve our community. Applicants must complete a department background investigation. Shift Length: 4 hour shifts at various times of day; minimum of 16 hours per month.

Hospice of the Foothills

Hospice of the Foothills – Gift & Thrifts Stores are recruiting for volunteers at all 3 of their locations! Dedicating just four hours a week is all that is required. As a volunteer at one of the thrift store locations, you would sort and receive merchandise, steam and tag clothing, test electrical equipment, assist customers, and operate the cash register. Hospice’s Gift & Thrift Store volunteers help to keep the customers happy and the stores stocked with desirable merchandise at bargain prices while supporting our local hospice stores in Nevada City, Grass Valley, and Penn Valley.

United Way Board Members

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United Way of Nevada County is seeking board members to participate in special committees, fundraising events, and bi-monthly board meetings. This organization strives to assure that individuals and families in Nevada County are able to meet their basic need for food, emergency shelter, and health care. Local business, county/state government, sales, marketing, or accounting experience preferred, but not mandatory.

Be a Friendly Visitor

Visit a senior or someone with a disability, who is socially isolated for a couple of hours a week in their home. Enjoy a new friendship through talking and listening, or sharing crafts and hobbies together. If you are a good listener and enjoy spending time with people who have lived experience over many decades, this may be the perfect way to give back to your community. Just bring yourself. You will be given an orientation and there are monthly training’s and support groups so you can meet other volunteers and share insights.

What’s happening on volunteernevadacounty.org?

Volunteer for InConcert Sierra, aid sanctuary staff at Animal Place, volunteer at 211, or serve as a band hand for Nevada County Concert Band ! See these and many other interesting opportunities at www.volunteernevadacounty.org.