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The volunteer connection

This continues RSVP’s column of volunteer opportunities. For details or to sign up for any of these opportunities, call August 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.

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.

The Brewery Arts Center has many volunteer opportunities, including ACCtv Media Center receptionist, event ushers, program and publicity assistant and landscape and maintenance assistant.

F.I.S.H. Thrift Store and Food Bank (Mound House) needs volunteers to assist with store upkeep, merchandise organization and sales.

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.

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.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving seeks volunteers for several positions: court monitoring, 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 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.

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 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.