This continues RSVP’s column of volunteer opportunities. For details or to sign up for any of these opportunities, call Carol at 775-687-4680, ext. 6. Do not call agencies directly, as they cannot process your application to volunteer.
Lack of transportation is a big problem for frail, low-income seniors trying to get to medical appointments because there is a lack of RSVP drivers. Call for details on driving, as the program is flexible and RSVP has its own vans. Drivers using personal vehicles are reimbursed mileage. Vans also are available if you prefer not to use your own vehicle. RSVP also can assist person with disabilities (aged 18 and older) with transportation at no charge.
RSVP needs volunteers to serve as friendly companions to seniors who are home alone during the day. These folks need a friend who will call on them from time to time and visit, and maybe help with some small tasks or in some instances have lunch and play cards or games.
Carson City Fire Department is in need of office assistant volunteers to perform receptionist and data entry functions including answering phones, greeting customers, and entering emergency medical services incident information into Firehouse data bases. These positions require basic computer and spreadsheet knowledge. Clerical experience is a plus. Contact August for further position details.
The Trading Post of the Northern Nevada Correctional Center allows inmates to share their talents with the local community while engaging in healthy artistic outlets. Recently the governor has awarded the Trading Post the opportunity of producing all screen printed and embroidered clothing for the State of Nevada 150 year Sesquicentennial Celebration. The Trading Post is looking for a store keepers to perform store sales and sale reporting in a retail environment. Sales and customer service experience is a plus.
ComputerCorps seeks technical, administrative and facilities volunteers to help with its “Every Home ‘A’ Classroom” program. Through it, families of school-aged children who can’t afford a computer system can qualify for a free one. Volunteers receive mileage reimbursement, snacks and lunch.
Nevada State Museum is looking for fun energetic volunteers to serve as tour guides for the many museum visitors who regularly visit. Schedules are flexible and training provided. Contact August for more information.
The Brewery Arts Center has many volunteer opportunities, including ACCtv Media Center receptionist, event ushers, program and publicity assistant and landscape and maintenance assistant.
The Nevada State Health Insurance Assistance Program seeks volunteers to assist beneficiaries on Medicare and related health insurance issues. They must be patient, enjoy working with seniors and be available at least six hours per month. Eighteen hours of SHIP training will be provided.
Cat lovers of Carson City are needed for cat socialization, local Saturday adoption events and other services important to cats’ welfare. Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation welcomes your help for their temporary housing of cats until they are adopted.
Carson City Parks and Recreation Department needs volunteers to act as daytime building monitors and custodians and do some maintenance work.
The Carson City Boldrick Theatre seeks an usher coordinator. It needs someone who is organized, with great community spirit.
Carson City Literacy seeks volunteers to teach people of all ages to read. A one-year commitment with two hours per week are required. Training will be provided.
To volunteer, or if you are a not-for-profit agency and would like us to feature your need for volunteers, call August at 775-687-4680, ext. 6.