April 5, 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.

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, and 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.

Website Designer Needed!

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership (CNL) is looking for a volunteer with web development and management experience to assess and refine the current website and work with and train the current volunteer on how to post material to a revised website. A successful web-volunteer will be someone who has developed multiple web sites on multiple platforms, such as “Word Press” and can work autonomously. This web work can be completed largely online and by telephone.

Citizen Review Team Members

As part of the annual Community Impact Process, United Way Nevada County (UWNC) forms teams of volunteers who visit local partner agencies for a review of the agency’s funding requests and an evaluation of how the agency is addressing the needs of our community. This is part of the due diligence UWNC does for their donors. This project is a fun learning experience for all who participate! The commitment isn’t a large one. There is a short training meeting on April 19th and a two week period of agency visits. All in all, you’re looking at a small commitment to UWNC (about 6-10 hours) with a large payoff to Nevada County!

Two Local Thrift Shops Need Your Help!

Both Cancer Aid Thrift Shop and The Penn Valley Fire Protection District Auxiliary Thrift Shop are looking for volunteers to sort donated items and price them for sale, as well as organizing and displaying merchandise to maximize customer appeal. Volunteers will also assist customers with their purchase and ensure that they have a good shopping experience.

Receptionist and Dining Room Host for GCCS

Under general supervision and guidance from Nutrition Program Manager, the Receptionist/ Dining Room Host is responsible for greeting clients, answering phones and providing program information. The mission of Gold Country Community Services (GCCS) is to improve the quality of life in Western Nevada County by providing and coordinating resources that enhance the physical, social, and emotional wellbeing of Nevada County residents. Some of their programs include: Senior Wood, Home Delivered Meals, & High Noon Cafe. GCCS also offers a number of activities and classes. As needed Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

What’s happening on volunteernevadacounty.org?

Volunteer on April 29th at Sierra Business Councils “Take Charge Tour”, Help monitor water quality of the Bear River or, check out multiple opportunities with InConcert Sierra! See these and many other interesting opportunities at www.volunteernevadacounty.org.