Carson City volunteer connection |

Carson City volunteer connection

This continues RSVP’s Sunday column of outstanding volunteer opportunities. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Carol at 775-687-4680, ext. 4. Don’t call agencies directly as they can’t process applications to volunteer.

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.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Carson City Substation is looking for volunteers to assist individuals by phone or in person who are in need of services provided by the Sheriff’s Office. Services may include checking on seniors by phone, issuing special permits, answering questions, and more.

USDA is partnering with Friends in Service Helping (FISH) to offer food distribution to low-income individuals and families in the Carson area every other month. The next distribution will be March 17 at the Carson City Community Center from 9 to 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed the third Friday of every other month from 8 to 11 a.m. to help with sign-ups and food distribution.

Capitol City Arts Initiative is looking for a volunteer or volunteers to serve as a gallery attendant. Responsibilities include welcoming visitors, handing out fliers and answering questions about exhibits. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. every Friday except for federal and state holidays.

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. A strong love of animals and housekeeping skills are required and appreciated. In addition to socialization, Catmandu needs help with cleaning litter boxes, sweeping, mopping, changing linens and filling water/food bowls.

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

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. We offer mileage reimbursement and insurance coverage. If you are a government or nonprofit organization and would like RSVP to feature your need for volunteers, contact Carol at (775) 687-4680, ext. 4.