Sierra Roots is staffing up for its seventh year providing an overnight cold weather shelter in Nevada City for the most vulnerable in our community — those without homes. Over the coldest 20 nights last year, the shelter opened in early December and closed mid-April. A total of 482 bed nights were provided. Many more visited the shelter, joining those staying overnight in sharing a nutritious meal, and receiving warm, dry clothing.

Sierra Roots is inviting people who may be interested in working in the shelter to attend the orientation and training, to be held:

DATE: Wednesday, November 9, 2022

TIME: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

PLACE: Nevada City Veteran’s Hall, 415 N. Pine St., Nevada City – park in rear parking lot and enter through lower level door

As a result of partnership with County of Nevada, there are both paid and volunteer positions for a variety of duties. Pay for the part-time, temporary/occasional work ranges from $18 to $25 per hour, depending on the position. There is a particularly strong need for people willing to work late night and overnight shifts. Since the shelter opens according to weather forecast, weekend and holiday work may be involved.

If you’ve ever thought of about helping your fellow citizens during their hour of need, this may be what you’re looking for. Our workers report a high level of personal satisfaction doing this work.

We’d love to see you on November 9th. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about Sierra Roots, its guiding principles and the services provided.