A.V.I.D. (Active Volunteers in Douglas) is a non-profit group that promotes, maintains and supports volunteerism in Douglas County; and provides avenues for recognition and encouragement of volunteers. Any non-profit organization in Douglas County may be a part of A.V.I.D.
A person seeking a volunteer position or wishing to change to a different volunteer position may call the organization directly, or coordinate through A.V.I.D.
Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley, meets Thursdays, 6:30 a.m., COD Casino, 775-339-8882
Between Horses and Humans
Contact Person: Barbara Slade
Phone number: (775) 309-3879
Description: Equestrian Volunteers to have with horses partnered with children, care of horses, barn chores, Admin – PR, database entry, fundraising, children’s play days, Volunteer appreciation functions, and other.
Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada
Carson Valley Branch
Contact Person: Katie Leao
Phone number: (775)443-7642
Description: Boys and Girls Club operates children after-school programs which encourage academic success, good character, citizenship and healthy lifestyles.
Carson Valley Arts Council
1572 Hwy 395, Minden NV 89423
Contact Person: Irene Taylor
Phone number: (775) 782-8207
Type(s) of volunteer opportunities: Committee positions—Building, Capital Campaign, Event/Programming, Grant, Fundraising,
Friendship, Public Relations/Speakers Bureau/Technology, and Volunteer Coordinator.
Carson Valley Community Food Closet
1255 Waterloo Ln, Unit-B, Gardnerville NV 89410
Contact Person: Kate Savage
Phone number: (775) 782-3711
Visit our website or Facebook page to learn more!
Volunteer opportunities: Daily distributions, food stocking, driving for food pickups, community outreach, produce gleaning, seasonal project, and more. Volunteer applications taken throughout the year; would love to have you join our team! Interested? We hold New Volunteer Orientations on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 10:30 at the Food Closet!
Carson Valley Community Theater
1572 Hwy 395, Minden, NV 80423
Contact Person: Lucille Rao
Phone number: (775) 292-0939
Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: All aspects of theatre production (set construction, publicity, production mgr, costumes, props, light & sound operators, ushers, ticket sales, etc.).
Carson Valley Medical Center
1107 Hwy 395, Gardnerville NV 89410
Phone number: (775) 783-1637
Contact Person: Becky Hanson
Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: Assist with various tasks within CV Medical Center including greeting clients and delivering items throughout the system.
Carson Valley Reforestation and Beautification Foundation
Contact Person: TBD
Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: Semi-annual clean-up and care days for the trees on Hwy 395 from Stephanie to Muller Lane.
Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASA
Contact Person: Leanne Wagoner
Phone number: (775) 782-6247
Volunteer opportunities: Advocate for children who are involved in the court system. Click here for more information.
Douglas Animal Welfare Group (D.A.W.G)
921 Dump Rd, Gardnerville NV 89410
Contact Person: Joyce Cole
Phone number: (775) 267-7325
Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: Volunteers exercise, socialize and care for the dogs and cats at the shelter, provide foster homes for medical recovery and hospice, work with adoption events, assist with fundraisers, promote pets for adoption, write and manage grants, maintain website and Facebook. Will train for specific functions.
Douglas County Backpack Buddies
Contact Person: Lin Larson
Phone number: (775)267-6737
Types of volunteer opportunities: Assist 11 schools in County by providing needy children with weekend backpacks of non-perishable nutritious food, pick up food, pick up donations, purchase food items,liaison with schools on delivery. Click here for more information.
Douglas County Community Emergency Response Team — C.E.R.T. (East Fork Fire and Paramedic District)
Contact Person: Dave Thomas
Phone number: (775)691-8709
Types of volunteer opportunities: A 20-hour class required to become a member of CERT; volunteers learn to help themselves and their neighbors in case of disaster and help with flu clinics, food drive, Project Santa Claus, Senior Health Care.
Douglas County Historical Society
1477 Hwy 395, Suite B, Gardnerville NV 89410
Contact Person: Cindy Rogers
Phone number: (775) 782-2555
Web site: www.historicnevada.org
Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: gift shop, assisting curator, past perfect entry, special events, and participation in various committees.
Douglas County Parks & Recreation
1329 Waterloo Ln, Gardnerville NV 89410
Contact Person: Sheryl Christian
Phone number: (775) 782-9828
Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: click here
Douglas County Public Library
Contact Person: Luise Davis or Linda Wilson
Phone number: (775) 782-9841
Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: varied: shelving, program preparation, data entry, used books.
Douglas County Senior Services
Contact Person: Sheri Karosich
Phone number: (775) 783-6455
Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: Senior Center – gift shop, craft room, reception/phone, lunch registration, server, Home Companion, special events.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Department
Contact Person: Sgt. Bernadette Smith
Phone number: (775) 782-9931
Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: clerical, Citizen Patrol, Search and Rescue, and sub-station duties.
Douglas County Social Services, Workforce Development Program
1133 Spruce St, Gardnerville, NV 89410
Contact person: Teresa Lundberg
Phone number: (775) 782-9825
Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: Help job seekers use computers, transport job seekers to workshops, and similar activities.
ESL (English as a Second Language) Program
Contact Person: Florence Phillips
Phone number: (775)888-2021
Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: Tutor English as a second language to non English-speaking adult students.
Family Support Council of Douglas County
1255 Waterloo Ln, Unit-A, Gardnerville NV 89410
PO Box 810, Minden NV 89423
Phone number: (775) 782-8692
Contact Person: Steve Decker
Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: Babysit during counseling classes, receptionist and administrative assistance, maintenance and cleaning at office and shelters, bulk mailing of newsletters assistance at fundraising events such as handling out flyers, set up/tear down and collecting sponsors and auction items, crisis line phone answering.
Heart to Heart School
1624 Hwy 395 N, Suite 1, Minden, NV 89423
Contact Person: Susan Barry, DC
Phone number: (775) 782-3481
Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: Administrative assistance (PowerPoint, and development of promotional materials for classes; general office administrative duties); annual Earth Spirit Faire fundraiser in Carson City; grant research and development; working with our social media (Facebook, web-site).
Kids and Horses
Contact Person: Barb Morningstar
Phone number: (775)267-1775
Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: Must be at least 14 years of age, serve primarily as side walkers or horse handlers in therapeutic horseback lessons, walking or jogging on foot alongside the students. Horse experience not required for side walking. Volunteers can also serve as equine care takers, assist with fundraising and other activities.
Medical Reserve Corps of NV Health and Human Services
900 E. Long Street, Carson City, NV 89706
Contact person: Taylor Radtke
Phone number: (775)283-7908
Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: Medical and non-medical services to Douglas, Lyon and Story Counties for emergency response (such as flu vaccine), first aid, and responding to public health initiatives.
Main Street Gardnerville
1407 Hwy 395 N, Gardnerville, NV 89410
Contact Person: Debbi Lehr
Phone number: 775-782-8027
Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: Wide variety of volunteer positions for committees in Design, District Vitality, Promotions and Organization as well as board positions. There are events, gardening, bench program, flower pots and more.
Tahoe Youth and Family Services
1512 Hwy 395, Ste. 3, Gardnerville, NV 89410
Contact persons: Dorrie Sweetwood
Phone number: 775-782-4202
Volunteer opportunities: Need adults ages 19 and above to take lead in supporting/mentoring a young person ages 4-17 in an ongoing, one-to-one relationship, serve as a positive role model and friend. Use contacts above.
SAFE (Special Advocates for the Elderly)
1038 Buckeye Road, Minden, NV 89423
Contact Person: Leanne Wagoner
Phone number: 775-782-6247
Volunteer opportunities: Assist courts by advocating for vulnerable adults who have a guardianship in place. Click here for more information.
Suicide Prevention Network
1702 County Road, Ste A3, Minden, NV 89423
Contact person: Debbie Posnien
Phone number: (775)783-1510
Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: Provide suicide prevention, intervention, education and support services, help with special events/fundraisers.
Welcome All Vets Everywhere, Inc. (W.A.V.E.)
PO Box 1675, Minden, NV 89410
Contact: Carl Schnock, WAVE President
Phone number: 775-781-4849
Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: Assists veterans with paperwork, appointments, transportation, and matters associated with access of information and resources.
VIP-DC (Victim Impact Panel—Douglas County)
1663 Lucerne St, Minden, NV 89423
Contact Person: Linda Finch
Phone number: (775)783-1510
Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: VIP-DC (Formerly MADD) assists the County Courts address issues related to DUI cases with support and presentations.
Young At Heart
1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, NV 89410
Contact Person: Karen Wright
Phone number: (775) 901-7028
Type(s) of volunteer opportunity: YAH Gift Shop at Senior Center M-F 10-2 (see Sharon or Margaret); once a month. Bingo kitchen help, callers and selling cards; Christmas. Craft fair helpers, special events during the year.