Volunteer Hub: June 20-26

Connecting Point’s Volunteer Hub connects Nevada County residents of all ages to volunteer opportunities in the community.

This week we are highlighting just a small sample of what there is to find on the volunteer hub. There’s something for every interest, taste, or commitment level. For more information on any of the following opportunities, please visit connectingpoint.org or dial 2-1-1 (or 1-833-342-5211).

NEVADA COUNTY

Grand Jury

Grand jurors are needed now. Volunteer for the Nevada County Grand Jury and be part of the “watchdog agency” that makes sure your county government runs smoothly and tax dollars are spent wisely. Volunteers are needed to serve starting July through June 2023. The time commitment is 10-15 hours a week. Most weekly meetings are held via Zoom, so no commuting to the Eric Rood Administrative Center is necessary at this time. Jurors earn a small stipend for every meeting attended and can be reimbursed for mileage should in-person meetings occur. The jury is especially keen to find jurors to represent Truckee/East County. Desirable grand jurors should be in reasonably good health; open-minded to the views of others; have an interest in community affairs; general knowledge of the function, authority, and responsibility of city and county government; possess investigative and computer skills; and have the ability to write and edit reports.

Prospective grand juror qualifications include being a citizen of the United States and 18 years or older; being a resident of the county for one year immediately before being selected; being in possession of his or her natural faculties of ordinary intelligence, of sound judgment, and of fair character; and possessing sufficient knowledge of the English language.

CALIFORNIA CAREFORCE

General volunteers and interpreters

Volunteer for the California CareForce Nevada County free Healthcare Clinic. No health care experience necessary. California CareForce promotes the health and wellbeing of those in need through volunteer supported, no-cost healthcare clinics across California. Since 2011, more than 18,000 volunteers have provided free health care services to more than 38,600 individuals, delivering $15 million worth of care, through our clinics. General volunteers are needed for clinic set-up and tear-down support; helping check-in volunteers; registering patients; stocking supplies; translating/interpreting for patients (Spanish speaking is a plus); sterilizing dental supplies; making glasses in the vision lab; escorting patients from section to section; patient line control; checking patients out; and various other roles. General volunteers do not need any health care experience to participate. Volunteers do not have to commit to the entire weekend event, but will be asked to commit to at least one full clinic day. Coffee, lunch, and snacks are provided. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt and certificate of service.

CALIFORNIA CAREFORCE

Volunteer licensed health care professionals

Volunteer for the California CareForce Nevada County Free Healthcare Clinic. California CareForce promotes the health and wellbeing of those in need through volunteer supported, no cost health care clinics across California. Since 2011, more than 18,000 volunteers have provided free health care services to more than 38,600 individuals, delivering $15 million worth of care, through our clinics. Medical, dental, vision health care professionals needed including optometrists/ophthalmologists; ophthalmic/optometric techs; dispensing opticians; lab techs/lab opticians; optometric assistants; MDs, DOs, NPs, Pas; RNs, LVNs/LPNs, EMTs; pharmacists; chiropractors/acupuncturists; general dentists; oral and maxillofacial surgeons; dental assistants/X-ray techs; hygienists; sterile processing techs; and more. Please note that all health care professionals need to be licensed in the state of California (if applicable) and have malpractice insurance (whether that is through your employer or individual coverage). All licensed dental professionals who serve eight-plus hours at our clinic events are also eligible for up to three, free CE credits through the California Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (CALAOMS). Coffee, lunch, and snacks are provided. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt and certificate of service. COVID-19 safety protocols & procedures will apply.

NORTH STAR HISTORIC CONSERVANCY

Marketing and promotion

The North Star House is a 10,000-square-foot home designed in 1905 by the renowned architect Julia Morgan. Built in the arts and crafts style, the North Star House is listed on both the National Register of Historic Places and the California State Historic Buildings Register. The North Star House marketing team creates marketing campaigns and promotional materials, maintains our website and social media sites, promotes events, and monitors local and regional outreach opportunities to be sure that we are properly represented in those sources. New volunteers are needed to join our team. If you have some of these skills and would like to join our marketing team, we’d like to meet you. Top priorities include framing a marketing campaign; writing articles, press releases, promotional pieces; updating/maintaining WordPress website; keeping us current on social media; designing flyers, ads (ownership and use of Adobe Creative Suite software desirable); graphic design; and knowledge of both Word and Excel. Would love to have a volunteer with graphic design experience, someone experienced working with databases, and someone who can bring their own ideas and experience to the team.

To find more volunteer opportunities, please call 211 or 1-833-DIAL-211 or visit us at ConnectingPoint.org.

Source: Connecting Point

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