The Volunteer Connection
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 problem for frail, low-income seniors trying to get to medical appointments because there is a lack of RSVP drivers. These seniors can’t afford a cab and rely on RSVP 100 percent. Call for details about driving, as the program is flexible and RSVP has its own vans. Drivers using personal vehicles are reimbursed mileage.
The Brewery Arts Center seeks volunteers for the following positions: ACCtv Media Center receptionist, event ushers, program and publicity assistant, landscape and maintenance assistant, and more.
The Nevada State Health Insurance Assistance Program seeks volunteers to assist people Medicare beneficiaries and people with related health insurance issues. Volunteers must be patient, enjoy working with seniors and be available at least six hours a month. Eighteen hours of initial SHIP training will be provided.
ComputerCorps seeks technical, administrative and facilities volunteers to help with its Every Home ‘A’ Classroom Program, which is administered through individual schools. 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.
RSVP needs a volunteer to assist with its “Crafts with Clients” class which is held once a month at the Cooperative Extension in Carson City. The volunteer will help the instructor set-up and assist clients with their project. Patience and humor a must.
RSVP seeks volunteers to serve as friendly companions to seniors who are home alone during the day. The seniors 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, play cards or games.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving seeks volunteers to fill several volunteer positions: court monitor, victim impact panel speaker and victim advocate. Nevada MADD volunteer orientation and online training will be provided. Computer access and experience are required.
Cat lovers are sought for cat socialization, local Saturday adoption events and other services important to cats’ welfare. Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation welcomes help for temporary housing of cats until they are adopted.
The Carson City Parks and Recreation Department seeks volunteers to act as daytime building monitors and custodians, and to do some maintenance work. The department is hurting because of the economy and seeks help.
The Carson City Boldrick Theatre seeks an usher coordinator. The theater seeks someone who is organized and has great community spirit.
Are you an animal lover? The Carson City Animal Shelter needs volunteers to walk dogs and socialize with cats.
Carson City Literacy seeks volunteers to teach people of all ages to read. A one-year commitment with two hours per week is required. Training will be provided. Carson City Literacy is in need of volunteers to teach people of all ages to read. One-year commitment with two hours per week required. Training will be provided.
All volunteers receive orientation and training. Also, volunteers can receive a limited amount of out-of-pocket expenses.