September 16, 2012
This continues RSVP’s regular Sunday column of outstanding volunteer opportunities. Be sure to look it over and see what you would like to do to add some extra joy to your life by helping others.• Northern Nevada Railway Foundation needs volunteers to help sell beverages at its booth during the RSVP Nevada Day Fair on Oct. 25-28.• Need help for Commodity Food Distribution for underprivileged citizens. Must be able to lift boxes of food. Good exercise. • Mothers Against Drunk Driving is seeking volunteers to fill its Victim Impact Panel Speaker and Victim Advocate volunteer positions. Nevada MADD volunteer orientation and online training will be provided. Computer access and experience required.• RSVP is looking for people in Carson City to provide breaks for caregivers providing 24/7 care to loved ones at home. There is a particular need for male volunteers who can spend time with other gentlemen who are home-bound and not able to get out in the community any longer. This position has a small stipend and mileage reimbursement associated with it — please call us to learn more.• Drivers needed for RSVP Carson City to provide Seniors transportation to the doctor. RSVP has its own vans.• Carson City Literacy needs volunteers to teach people of all ages to read. One-year commitment with two hours per week required. Training will be provided.• Carson City Animal Shelter needs volunteers to walk dogs and socialize with cats. Provide these little creatures with some loving attention.• ComputerCorps needs Technical, Administrative and Facilities volunteers to help with its “Every Home ‘A’ Classroom” Program, which is administered through the individual schools. 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. • Western Nevada College needs ushers and people who sew to assist with the costumes for Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company’s productions. Volunteers will receive free refreshments, a show souvenir, and are allowed to watch performances for free. • Northern Nevada Correctional Center’s Trading Post needs volunteers to help with sales, reporting and merchandising in its retail store environment. The Trading Post is located on East Snyder Avenue.• The SPCA is seeking caring volunteers who can provide temporary foster care for cats and/or kittens that are not quite ready for adoption. They also need help with special events to raise money for this all-volunteer program. Some experience with animals is helpful.• Silver State Charter School is seeking math tutors to work with kids who need extra help in pre-algebra, algebra and simple geometry. Must have patience and basic skills in high-school-level algebra and simple geometry.• Like to see great shows for free? The Carson City Parks and Recreation Department is training ushers for its Community Center Theater productions. They need light and sound technicians. Also seeking volunteers for daytime building monitors, custodians and maintenance.All volunteers receive orientation and training. Also, volunteers can receive a limited amount of out-of-pocket expenses and are covered by several insurances. For details, call Carol at 775-687-4680, ext. 6. Do not contact the agencies listed above directly.