Carson City Volunteer Connection

This continues RSVP’s Sunday column of outstanding volunteer opportunities. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Sandy at 775-687-4680, ext. 6. Don’t call agencies directly as they can’t process applications to volunteer.

New and exciting event: Are you ready for the 2017 Carson City Fair? We are looking for volunteers to help with many of the fair events including the dog show, volunteer management station, assisting with livestock check-in, and the youth livestock show and auction. The event will be held July 26-30 at Fuji Park. Call Sandy at RSVP to volunteer!

New: Friends in Service Helping (FISH) is seeking volunteers for USDA commodities distribution. The distribution will be 9-11 a.m. July 21 at the Carson City Community Center gymnasium, 851 E. William St. Call Sandy at RSVP to lend a hand!

New: RSVP is seeking some help in our office with filing, answering telephones, and other office duties. Call Sandy at the RSVP office at 775-687-4680, ext. 6, if you have even just a few hours to spare!

New: The Carson City Sheriff’s Office and the Carson City Senior Center are looking for high-energy individuals with a passion for public safety to help run the Carson City TRIAD program. Work with Carson City law enforcement, fire and Senior Center officials to put together monthly educational seminars for seniors.

New: ESL In-Home Program is seeking community volunteer tutors to provide ESL tutoring, literacy, or citizenship study to adult immigrants. You don’t need to be bilingual to volunteer with ESL!

RSVP is in need of volunteer drivers to transport local seniors and adults with disabilities to important medical appointments and errands. Hours are flexible according to your availability. Join our team and help make a difference in a senior’s life today!

RSVP is looking for home companion volunteers to provide emotional support, socialization, and human contact that’s essential for our homebound elderly. Volunteers are also needed for our Respite Care program, which gives breaks to caregivers who sometimes push their own needs aside when taking care of a loved one. Call Sandy at the RSVP office to learn more.

Catmandu is seeking volunteers to care for cats and kittens in its Carson City facility. It needs volunteers to help socialize the animals until they’re placed with a new family.

Wylie Animal Foundation (WARF) is looking for a volunteer in Carson City. This person would help to feed, clean and socialize cats in the foster home. WARF is asking for a two-hour commitment if possible.

Classy Seconds Thrift Shop is seeking volunteers for various positions throughout the shop. Volunteers are needed to help sort clothing, organize the book nook, arrange displays and greet donors. This opportunity allows Advocates to End Domestic Violence to aid victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Through volunteer service, we’re able to help victims escape violent situations.

All volunteers receive orientation and training. In addition to these great opportunities, many of our other partner organizations could use your help as a volunteer. RSVP offers mileage reimbursement and insurance coverage. If you’re a governmental agency or nonprofit and would like RSVP to feature your need for volunteers, please contact Sandy at RSVP at 775-687-4680, ext. 6.


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