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If you are a motivated volunteer and are looking for a match for your talent, skills, and passion,
the following information is provided to help you connect with those in need of volunteer help.

Please contact the organizations directly and let them know you are willing to help.

If your organization or group needs volunteers, please EMAIL the Volunteer Center
with details of your volunteer opportunity and it will be posted on this page.

ORGANIZATION

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

AFS Intercultural Programs
Countywide
(www.afs.org)

Among the 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.
 

  • Open your home and become a host family for a high school exchange student.

  • Share your life and activities while providing care, support and comfort.

  • Transform your own community while learning about a new culture.

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Angels Camp Museum
Countywide
(
www.angelscamp.gov/index.php/angels-camp-museum
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 organization.
  

 

Angels Camp Museum is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers in the following areas:

  • docents to help lead school and public tours at the museum and conduct outreach

  • administration volunteers to assist with grant writing

  • exhibit and facilities volunteers to work on carpentry projects

  • collections volunteers to conduct historical photo scanning

     

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A-Team For Wildlife
Countywide
(www.a-teamforwildlife.org)
Kids and 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.
  

  • Youth under 19 years of age are invited to volunteer to help raise awareness and funds to help save endangered wildlife.

  • Adult Local A-Team Leaders - to help organize and supervise groups of youth gathering together to learn about endangered species ad to teach other about their plight.

  • Adults to facilitate flier distribution, host meetings, keep records of funds raised, etc.

  • Adult School Assembly Presenters - may qualify for paid position. Set up and provide scripted school and youth group presentations about endangered species.

     

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Bureau of Reclamation, New Melones Lake
Countywide
(www.usbr.gov

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 Park.
    

  • Learn about the lake and local history in order to share information as an Information Desk Specialist.

  • Open and close facility.

  • Greet visitors, answer questions, take phone calls, and provide maps.

  • Selling Interagency and New Melones Passes is also required.

  • Possibility 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.

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Volunteer at the Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog JubileeCalaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee
Angels Camp
(www.frogtown.org)

39th District Agricultural Association, Division of Fairs and Expositions, Department of Food and Agriculture, ‘An Old-Fashioned County Fair’. A community event which features exhibits, livestock, rodeo, entertainment and much more where you are hosted by the friendliest people on earth.
  

  • Building 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.

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Calaveras County Senior Center

San Andreas

(www.calaverasseniorcenter.org)
The 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
  

  • Assist the cook in our Phoenix Kitchen

  • Answer phones

  • Greet diners

  • Maintain bulletin boards

  • Stuff envelopes

  • Wrap silverware for daily lunches

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Calaveras County Search & Rescue (CCSAR)

Countywide
(www.calaverassar.org)
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.

  • Ground searchers

  • Support personnel

  • Help with annual summer raffle

  • Help at informal and fundraising booths at various countywide events.

  • All search and rescue volunteers must be 18 years or older, a U.S. Citizen.

  • Men and Women are welcome and encouraged to get involved.

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Calaveras Visitors Bureau

 

 

Calaveras Visitors Bureau

Countywide
(www.gocalaveras.com)

The Calaveras 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 register.

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Click here to visit the ETC website.Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC)

Countywide
(www.etctrips.org
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
winter@etctrips.org
www.etctrips.org

 

ETC is 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).

Qualifications

  • 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 education.

  • Experience working with youth & people with special needs preferred.

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   Habitat for Humanity Calaveras

Countywide
(www.habitatcalaveras.org)
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.
  

  • Construction Supervisors

  • Professional Crafts Persons

  • Volunteer Builders

  • Customer Service Helpers

  • Drivers to pick up donated items

  • Website Maintenance Person

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Volunteer at Hospice of Amador & CalaverasHospice of Amador & Calaveras

Countywide
(www.hospiceofamador.org)
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.
    

  • Family Support:
    Helping to write memoirs, reading, shopping, foot massage, etc.

  • Griefbusters: 
    Work with youth, age 3 – 17

  • Office and Thrift Store: 
    Support office staff and fundraisers, and work in the store.

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Mother Lode Office of Catholic Charities

Countywide

(www.ccstockton.net)
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.

  • Mother Lode Long-Term Care Ombudsman:
    Advocate for residents residing in skilled nursing facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly.

  • Older 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.

  • Legal 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.

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Murphys Creek Theatre (MCT)

(www.murphyscreektheatre.org)
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.

  • Costumers

  • Stage Hands

  • Properties Artisan

  • Carpenters

  • Ushers

  • Concession Sales

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Murphys Senior Center

Murphys
(www.murphyscenter.com)
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."
   

  • Food Pantry Coordinator - responsibilities include:

  • pick up and delivery of monthly food

  • commodity orders

  •  making weekly food bags

  •  general organization of the food pantry.

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The Old Timers Museum

Murphys
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 tours.

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 .

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 Food Banks

San Andreas
(www.trcac.org)  
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 of county employees from Calaveras and Amador began meeting with the Mountain Sisters Collective. Both groups were concerned about issues facing the community — notably the lack of adequate child care and the increase in the rates of domestic violence. They worried that local families needed additional services beyond those provided by county agencies, and that rural areas were increasingly challenged to meet the needs of dispersed populations. In 1980, a nonprofit organization was formed: Human Resources Council (HRC), which opened its doors with a staff of four Over the next two decades, HRC grew to include numerous services and programs needed by the residents of the two counties.

In March 2009, HRC changed its name to "The Resource Connection" and re-committed itself to engaging families, empowering communities, and enriching the lives of the residents of Amador and Calaveras counties. The Resource Connection's 130 employees play an important and ever-expanding role in the region — offering an array of child and family, nutrition, and prevention and intervention programs and services.
   

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:

  • Bagging food

  • Labeling food

  • Helping clients to their car with food.

Other information:

  • 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!

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United Way of the Mother Lode

Countywide
(www.uwaystan.org
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 Counties!

 

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:

  • Attend monthly Advisory Board meetings

  • Be an advocate for United Way of the Mother Lode

  • Brainstorm with fellow Board Members and follow-up with ideas generated

  • Promote events

  • Encourage other to get involved and make a difference

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There is more to come as new volunteer opportunities are submitted.

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