Many schools and community nonprofits are operating under different hours with required social distancing. All opportunities on this page are for approved hours.
The twenty hour commitment is still required. Ten hours of approved service is required from any of the ongoing or unique opportunities. The twenty hour commitment can be fulfilled by doing all service hours from the ongoing or in combination with the unique opportunities. Please advise Mrs. Menicucci if you are aware of any other nonprofits looking for community volunteers that might be appropriate for our club. There is a possibility other approved opportunities can be added to this list and made available to all Knights and Ladies as additional opportunities for approved service hours. The other ten hour requirement may be fulfilled as unapproved hours for nonprofit opportunities not listed here.
Oct. 13 KTMB, McQueen community Fall Clean Up from 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm: This is one of two neighborhood clean ups that we do each year. All students are required to both this year. Meet Mrs. M. at the school entrance about 2:45 pm. We will get the supplies and do the clean up. With everyone present it should last an hour or less.
Oct. 23 Rollan Melton Elementary 4:30 - 6pm drive thru & 6-8 pm Virtual: Students have helped our feeder school out with their Harvest Festival in the past. This year they are planning an in person event where families stay in their car, drive through fun stations & leave with goodie bags. The virtual has Halloween Zoom Rooms & 2 magic shows. Melton needs 30 minute shifts from each of us. Masks are required if you volunteer for the in person event. They need virtual asap as it requires advance planning. IMPORTANT: IF YOU SIGN UP, YOU MUST SHOW UP! Here is the link:
NEW ONGOING THIS SEMESTER: Kings Row Community Center- This is a full distance learning center who is looking for volunteer tutors to help elementary to middle school students (ages 6-14) with Zoom, Teams & school assignments. If any of you are good with tech, they also need help setting up computers. The after school program runs from 3-6pm and you can schedule hours with them. They are open on smoke days and can use help then if you are not too busy with your own classes. To get more information or to sign up, you can call 775-235-8430 or email Gianna. Her address is
ONGOING: Nevada Humane Society has several wonderful opportunities. They need volunteers and there are a variety of ways you can help with tasks such as walking the dogs or socializing the cats. Some of the opportunities are less direct hands-on with the animals and all opportunities are designed to make the lives of the animals better. The Humane Society is privately funded and they work in close cooperation with Reno Animal Services. If you care about animals, this is likely to be an opportunity you will truly enjoy. Here is the link with information:
ONGOING: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) is a community nonprofit that seeks to promote conservation and beautification of our community. KTMB sponsors many community clean up and beautification events. McQueen has a local adopt-a-spot through this organization. The link to sign up for one of their events is here:
ONGOING: Food Bank of Northern Nevada has some volunteer opportunities. There are several different events available through the scroll located on the site. Any of the events listed are good for approved hours. Sign up at the link below.
If any additional service opportunities become available to Knights and Ladies, they will be listed here. All opportunities on this page are for approved hours.
Sept. 26 KTMB, from 9am to noon: 17th annual Truckee River Clean Up Day, for approved hours. I am enclosing the notice along with the links. Please consider signing up and supporting KTMB. Did you know that the Truckee River supplies about 85 percent of the water used in homes and businesses in the Reno/Sparks area? Please help to keep our river clean and pristine! KTMB is pleased to announce the volunteer signups for the 17th annual Truckee River Cleanup Day are live! The event will take place on Saturday, September 26th from 9am to noon. There are many family-friendly events, so bring the whole family!
Here is the link to signup your group or organization: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Lastly, if you find closer to the date of the event that you cannot make it, PLEASE cancel yourself out of your spot so someone else can register! Safety is the priority at KTMB, for details on what we are doing to keep you and your family safe: https://www.ktmb.org/volunteer . Hope to see you out there and thanks for supporting KTMB!