The volunteer connection for Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014
This continues RSVP’s column of volunteer opportunities. For details or to sign up for any of these opportunities, call August Kvan at 775-687-4680, ext. 6. Do not call agencies directly, as they cannot process your application to volunteer.
The Center for Healthy Aging seeks volunteers for its Catch Healthy Habits program, which is designed to teach elementary school children healthy habits. Commitments are flexible, and duties include mentoring, program administration and outreach.
RSVP drivers are sought to help seniors who lack access to lifesaving services. RSVP provides mileage reimbursement for drivers, who must be 25 or older. Vans are available for those who prefer not to use their own vehicles.
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is looking for dedicated and creative people to lead 4-H youth programs through the Carson City and Storey County areas. Program projects include small animals, pocket pets, golf, biking, shooting sports, fishing and GPS/orienteering.
The Trading Post of the Northern Nevada Correctional Center is looking for storekeepers; sales and customer-service experience is a plus.
The Brewery Arts Center needs for volunteers to serve as event ushers and receptionists/administrative assistants, and to help with facility maintenance. Opportunities also are available with program planning and publicity outreach.
The ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada seeks volunteers to tutor adults in English, GED, computer and citizenship studies. Training is provided, and a minimum of a two-hour commitment per week is required. Scheduling is flexible.
The Department of Public Safety seeks volunteer support for its front desk at the Capitol. Duties include answering phones, making deliveries in the building, greeting visitors and monitoring surveillance cameras.
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, perhaps help with some small tasks or in some instances have lunch and play cards or games.
Carson CASA volunteers are sought to advocate for children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect.
The Nevada State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) seeks volunteers to assist Medicare beneficiaries on Medicare and related health insurance issues. Volunteers must be patient, enjoy working with seniors and be available to volunteer at least six hours per month. Eighteen hours of SHIP 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.