world’s most experienced and respected intercultural
exchange organizations, AFS is an international
non-profit organization that provides study abroad, host
family, and volunteer opportunities. AFS depends on a
global network of committed, energized volunteers to
carry out its mission of providing intercultural
learning opportunities to help people develop the
knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a
more just and peaceful world.
home and become a host family for a high school
life and activities while providing care, support
your own community while learning about a new
Volunteers are the strength and continuity of the Angels
Camp Museum. As a volunteer, we hope that you will gain
personal satisfaction from participating in the crucial
task of preserving and interpreting the museum's
extensive collection of historical artifacts. It is
through our volunteers that the importance of this
place, and the necessity of our mission is communicated
to the general public.
There are numerous benefits to being a volunteer. You
will receive training; enjoy a complimentary museum
membership; and receive 10% off gift shop merchandise.
Volunteering at the museum is a great way to meet new
people, share your talents and engage your community in
understanding the gold country history of Angels Camp
and the Mother Lode region.
You are invited to attend a Volunteer Orientation at the
museum to learn more about how you can join our
motivated team and take pride in being part of a vibrant
Angels Camp Museum is looking for dedicated and
enthusiastic volunteers in the following areas:
help lead school and public tours at the museum and
administration volunteers to assist with grant
and facilities volunteers to work on carpentry
collections volunteers to conduct historical photo
A-Team For Wildlife
wildlife. Kids saving endangered species. We offer youth
Membership in our wildlife clubs, "Local A-Teams".
Members have exclusive access to our "Wild Life
Website", featuring amazing resources. Local A-Teams may
enter fundraising competitions to win "Exciting
Educational Wildlife Adventures" - free trips to zoos,
wildlife parks and preserves, and more. Local A-Teams
also provide public education campaigns to teach others
about endangered animals. Press Releases, brochures and
flyers are available. Volunteer training is available.
under 19 years of age are invited to volunteer to
help raise awareness and funds to help save
A-Team Leaders - to help organize and supervise
groups of youth gathering together to learn about
endangered species ad to teach other about their
facilitate flier distribution, host meetings, keep
records of funds raised, etc.
Assembly Presenters - may qualify for paid position.
Set up and provide scripted school and youth group
presentations about endangered species.
of Reclamation, New Melones Lake
New Melones Lake hosts
approximately 800,000 visitors each year who enjoy the
various recreational opportunities. Facilities include
day use areas, boat launch ramps, more than 300
campsites, hiking, biking, equestrian trails, a visitor
center and museum, and miles of water-based recreation.
New Melones is within a short drive of other attractions
such as Railtown 1897 in Jamestown, Calaveras Big Trees
Sate Park and a one-hour drive to Yosemite National
the lake and local history in order to share
information as an Information Desk Specialist.
visitors, answer questions, take phone calls, and
Interagency and New Melones Passes is also required.
of earning an annual New Melones Day Use Pass with
50 volunteer hours, an annual Boat Launch Pass with
75 volunteer hours, or an Interagency Volunteer Pass
with 250 Volunteer hours.
Animal Disaster Services
The CADS team of volunteers
evacuate animals during county declared disasters. They
strive to mitigate the loss or injury to animals and
their owners during life threatening situations by
- CADS Training - 4th
Saturday of each month, except November, from 9:00
am to noon at the Copperopolis Fire Station, unless
other wise specified. If you are interested, go to
the CADS website,
www.cads-team.org or email
County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee
39th District Agricultural
Association, Division of Fairs and Expositions,
Department of Food and Agriculture, ‘An Old-Fashioned
event which features exhibits, livestock, rodeo,
entertainment and much more where you are hosted by the
friendliest people on earth.
Hosts, Exhibit Clerks, Frog Jump, ticket takers
Persons to greet the public at
each building, assist judges in varied contests,
assist with frog jump on stage, and receive tickets.
County Senior Center
Senior Center provides a meeting place for seniors to
eat, play and be with friends. There are art classes,
bingo, AARP Tax Assistance, HICAP, or be an angel and
help fold bandages for cancer patients
County Search & Rescue (CCSAR)
Calaveras County Search and Rescue, founded in 1981, and
operating within the Calaveras County Sheriff's
Department, is the county's first responder for off-road
and wilderness emergencies. The CCSAR team includes
several search dog units.
annual summer raffle
informal and fundraising booths at various
and rescue volunteers must be 18 years or older, a
Women are welcome and encouraged to get involved.
Visitors Bureau is a non-profit association responsible
for marketing Calaveras County as a destination for
travelers and for enhancing their experience. Our
mission is to be Calaveras County's core tourism
promotion organization dedicated to creating long term
sustainable economic growth for the region and its
members through innovative tourism programs, promotions
and partnerships. The heart of our organization is the
volunteers and staff who share with visitors all the
enjoyable things to do in our areas through our walk-in
visitor center and our interactive website,
gocalaveras.com. We are located in the historical
downtown Angels Camp.
We are looking for volunteers to greet visitors as
they come through the door and answer phone calls. We
receive 40-50 visitors each day during the summer months
who come in with questions on the activities and places
to eat and stay in our beautiful county. We also offer a
well-stocked gift shop where visitors' purchases are
rung up on the cash register.
Outgoing, friendly nature with
excellent customer service
Excellent communication skills
with a joy of sharing and interacting with people
from all around the world.
Ability to open, close and make sales on a cash
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Traveling Companions (ETC)
ETC is a non-profit organization that provides
accessible outdoor adventures for people with special
needs. Our clients range from individuals and groups who
are deaf, blind or visually impaired, physically or
developmentally disabled, to disadvantaged youth and
every population in between. For almost 40 years ETC has
pioneered accessible cross-country skiing, white water
rafting, and sea kayaking trips for people of all
abilities. ETC has earned a reputation for high quality,
fun and safe trips due to the endless time, energy and
love all of our awesome guides generously donate. We
believe everyone should have the opportunity to
experience the beauty and magic of the outdoors.
Contact Winter Program Manager
415.474.7662, ext. 19
looking for 12 volunteer guides who can participate in
its annual winter guide training and commit to at least
two participant trips. The season runs from January
through April. Trips are held both mid-week and
weekends. No experience is necessary - ETC will
train you to become a proficient cross-country ski
guide. Training also includes clinics in disability and
diversity awareness. Training is mandatory (regardless
of experience) and you must attend the pre training
meetings to participate. The training cost is $175.00
(scholarships may be available).
Standard First Aid and CPR (or higher)
Strong leadership and communication skills
Ability to creatively problem solve and work
effectively as a team
An interest in wilderness and environmental
Experience working with youth & people with special
Habitat for Humanity Calaveras
Habitat for Humanity Calaveras (HfHC) provides home
ownership to responsible local families who cannot
afford a home on their own. Together with volunteers,
these family partner HfHC to build a simple but modern
home that they then buy on very favorable terms.
To help finance construction
work, HfHC operates ReStore that recycles donated
surplus building materials, lightly used furniture,
appliances, tools and other hardware.
Professional Crafts Persons
pick up donated items
of Amador & Calaveras
Family Support and Bereavement Volunteers help
terminally ill patients and families. Office
Volunteers support office staff and fundraisers.
Thrift Store Volunteers work in the store.
Helping to write memoirs, reading, shopping, foot
Work with youth, age 3 – 17
Office and Thrift Store:
Support office staff and fundraisers, and work in
Lode Office of Catholic Charities
The Mother Lode Office of
Catholic Charities provides programs for elderly
community members including the Mother Lode Long-Term
Care Ombudsman Program, the Adult Outreach & Engagement
Program, the Legal Advocacy for Seniors Program, and the
Elder Abuse Prevention Program.
Lode Long-Term Care Ombudsman:
Advocate for residents residing in skilled nursing
facilities and residential care facilities for the
Adult Outreach & Engagement Program:
Volunteers spend time with isolated elders to
provide socialization. Volunteers are also needed to
provide much needed transportation in and out of the
county. Mileage is reimbursed.
Advocacy for Seniors Program:
Volunteer advocates assist with information
gathering, filling out paperwork, etc. Volunteer
attorneys may write up simple wills, assist with
landlord/renter issues, etc.
Creek Theatre (MCT)
Murphys Creek Theatre is a small, professionally
oriented theatre company located in Murphys.
Since its founding in 1994,
MCT’s productions have grown steadily in popularity and
critical acclaim, and have become a favorite tradition
for both residents and visitors alike.
The mission of the
Murphys Senior Center (MSC) is to gather older
adults in the community, increasing dignity and well
being through mental, physical, spiritual, financial and
relational support. MSC focus its work on valuing and
dignifying the older community members by bringing them
into meaningful interaction with others.
Activities include knitting,
travel club, tai chi, strength training, community food
pantry, food commodities distribution, bridge, board
games Wii Games and much more, including the "Best Lunch
in the West."
Pantry Coordinator - responsibilities include:
and delivery of monthly food
weekly food bags
organization of the food pantry.
Old Timers Museum
Local non-profit museum dedicated to preserving the rich
and exciting history of the area by sharing it with
locals and visitors. Open weekends year round. Provides
school and private museum visits and historical walking
The museum shares a love of the local history and a
snapshot of the rich history in Murphys. Exciting books
and souvenirs are available for sale.
The Old Timers Museum is looking for volunteers who:
Have an interest in history
Genuinely enjoy greeting, engaging and interacting
with visitors to the museum.
Can do minimal recordkeeping and sales accounting .
The Resource Connection’s mission is to engage
families, empower communities, and enrich the lives of
the residents of Amador and Calaveras counties.
In 1977, a group
meeting with the
the community —
notably the lack
child care and
the increase in
the rates of
that rural areas
meet the needs
which opened its
doors with a
staff of four
Over the next
two decades, HRC
grew to include
by the residents
of the two
In March 2009,
HRC changed its
name to "The
lives of the
an important and
role in the
array of child
The Resource Connection is looking for
volunteers to work in the Food Bank distributing food to
clients at the San Andreas location. Responsibilities
include the following:
There is Volunteer Orientation every Monday at 9:00
am at the Food Bank.
Volunteers must be able to life 50 pounds and wear
closed toed shoes.
And most importantly, Must be willing to have fun
with other volunteers!
Way of the Mother Lode
Founded in 1956 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to advance
the common good by focusing on efforts to create
opportunities that improve the quality of life at all
levels of our community. The United Way of the Mother
Lode works to raise funds to support 11 local nonprofit
organizations serving people in Calaveras and Tuolumne
The United Way of the Mother Lode is looking for
volunteer Advisory Committee Members who would like to
offer their time and talents to support people in need.
Volunteers should be willing to:
monthly Advisory Board meetings
an advocate for United Way of the Mother Lode
Brainstorm with fellow Board Members and follow-up
with ideas generated
Encourage other to get involved and make a
There is more to come as new volunteer opportunities are submitted.
Please visit again soon.