A Close Knit Community

Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe is full of community members that look out for one another. Volunteer opportunities are extensive, whether you enjoy working with children or have a cause of your own. 

Reno's business community also enjoys a healthy relationship with the philanthropic community in the region, with organizations like NP Catalyst working to connect Northern Nevada's corporate world the philanthropic world. 

NPCatalyst's charter is to set the standard of philanthropic excellence through effective and value-driven best practices. This is fostered by facilitating an ecosystem between non-profit organizations and their corporate and individual supporters, fueled by active community support and engagement. Originally founded as Parker Development Services, NPcatalyst provides services to strengthen relationships between donors and charities, match donors to charities, and bolster non-profit leadership and funding.

Other Volunteering Opportunities and Non-Profit Organizations

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, eduation, advocacy, and service.
691 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite A, Reno, NV 89511
Information: 775.828-2204

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
Our  mission is to facilitate and present the highest quality performing arts programming in Northern Nevada. Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts is committed to the belief that the arts are an essential part of our community's quality of life and well being.
100 South Virginia Street Reno, NV 89501
Information: 775.686-6610

Think Kindness
Think Kindness inspires measurable acts of Kindness in schools and communities around the world. We believe that each act of Kindness, no matter how small, has an unforeseeable ripple effect that makes the world a better place. Every person on this planet can think of at least one Kind act that made your day a little brighter. It is our mission to inspire these Kind acts. To gather thousands of people to perform seemingly simple acts of Kindness in solidarity and that will result in a wave of good that will make a difference in the world.
522 Lander Street, Reno, NV 89509
Information: 775.636.8026

Washoe County Schools Volunteers
Schools, students, teachers, staff, parents and the community benefit from the work of individuals who freely volunteer to share their talents and resources.
7495 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89511-1113
Information: 775-851-5655

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
Dedicated to creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement. KTMB is supported by individual and community donations.
P.O. Box 7412, Reno, NV 89510-7412
Information: 775-851-5185

Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease
Mission: The Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease exists to bring discovery, knowledge, and effective treatments to patients with illnesses that are caused by acquired dysregulation of both the immune system and the nervous system, often resulting in life long disease and disability.
University of Nevada, Reno MS 0552
1664 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89557-0552
Information: 775-682-8250

Sierra School of Performing Arts
Mission: To provide world-class, innovative performances and exceptional educational and outreach programs which attract the widest possible audience to promote the performing arts.
P.O. Box 17214, Reno, NV 89511
Information: 775-852-7740

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada
Provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
745 Moana Ln., Reno, NV 89509
Information: 775-352-3202

Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
Since 1976, the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows has helped build great futures for thousands of Northern Nevada youth with everything from before- and after-school programs, to sports leagues, education and healthy meals. The Club operates at 20 locations in northern Nevada.
2680 East 9th Street, Reno, NV 89512
Information: (775) 331-3605

HOPE worldwide - Reno Chapter
A faith-based organization dedicated to serving the poor and needy through programs developed primarily for youth-at-risk, human services such as providing food, clothing and other necessities to people in need, and disaster relief and preparedness.
6320 Fairhaven Pl., Reno, NV 89523
Information: 775-544-5832

NID-Housing Counseling Agency
HUD approved - Helping people with their morgage and foreclosure issues, free of charge.
1000 Bible Way #72, Reno, NV 89510
Information: 775-322-5695 

RSVP of Washoe County
Retired Seniors and Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Washoe County recruits and encourages people 55 years and older to share their unique skills, talents and experience with community not-for-profit and public agencies.
800 Haskell St., Reno, NV 89509
Information: 775-784-8073

American Heart Association Reno Division
We are working everyday to save lives from America's No. 1 and No. 3 killers, heart disease and stroke.
1281 Terminal Way #111, Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-322-7064

Junior League of Reno
The Junior League of Reno, Inc., is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
606 W. Plumb Ln., Reno, NV 89509
Information: 775-826-0445

Committee To Aid Abused Women
Non-Profit to help abused women and their children.
1735 Vassar St., Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-329-4150 

Nevada Youth Empowerment Project
Provides a safe haven for the homeless young females on the streets of our communities and empowers these young women to create a life worth living.
2030 W. Sixth St., Reno, NV 89503
Information: 775-240-2195

Family Counseling Service of Northern Nevada
Our mission is to assist individuals and families to meet the opportunities and challenges of the changing world.
575 E. Plumb Ln., Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-329-0623

Muscular Dystrophy Association
1280 Terminal Way #36, Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-333-6789

Reno Philharmonic
McKinley Arts and Culture Center
925 Riverside Drive #3, Reno, NV 89503
Information: 775-323-6393 x2

Disability Resources
Serving people with disabilities in Washoe County, Nevada since 1993.
155 Glendale Ave. #11, Sparks, NV 89431
Information: 775-329-1126

Camp Lotsafun
Special Recreational Services, Inc.
Camping Enhances Lives... You Can Make It Happen!
P.O. Box 7733, Reno, NV 89510
Information: 775-827-0334

The Bridge Center
Our hope is to help remove the barriers to success for children and adolescents through a process that addresses socioeconomic factors, educational deficiencies, chemical dependence, and mental health and behavioral concerns.
1201 Corporate Blvd., Ste 100, Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-857-2999

Nevada World Trade Council (NEWTRAC)
Non-profit professional business organization serving Nevada's international business community.
P.O. Box 12187, Reno, NV 89510
Information: 775-248-3195

Nevada Opera Association
Nevada Opera's mission is to Educate, Enlighten, Enrich and Entertain the people of Nevada and the Sierra Nevada Region by producing live opera performances of the highest quality and by reaching out to students, artists and targeted audiences with educational and developmental opportunities.
100 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89501
P.O. Box 3256, Reno, NV 89505

India Association of Northern Nevada
Promoting a sense of fellowship among the members of the Association and the community at large.
P.O. Box 8382, Reno, NV 89507

Sunrise Sustainable Resources Group
Promoting sustainable living practices that lead to a comfortable, earth-friendly lifestyle.
P.O. Box 19074, Reno, NV 89511

Computer Corps
Dedicated to improving the computer skills and job opportunities for people in the community, while eliminating eWaste across the nation.
P.O. Box 21550, Carson City, NV 89721

Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation 
Dedicated to helping local families of children with cancer.
3550 Barron Way, 5A, Reno, NV 89511
Information: 775-825-0888

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Great Basin Sierra Division
4600 Keitz Ln., Suite K225, Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-329-7180

American Red Cross Northern Nevada Chapter
1190 Corporate Blvd., Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-856-1000

Junior Achievement of Northern Nevada
785 W. 6th Street, Reno, NV 89503
Information: 775-323-8084

CARE Chest
Providing free medical equipment for Nevadans in need
7910 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89506
Information: 775-829-CARE

Truckee Meadows Dog Training Club
P.O. Box 6029, Reno, NV 89513
Information: 775-747-7387

Reno Pop Warner Football & Cheerleading
1100 E. Plumb Ln. Suite F, Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-825-7789

Environmental Leadership
A primary source of environmental information and education to the northern Nevada public.
P.O. Box 10786, Reno, NV 89510
Information: 775-323-3433

Senior Companion Program
406 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431
Information: 775-358-2322 

Food Bank of Northern Nevada
994 Packer Way, Sparks, NV 89431
Information: 775-331-3663

United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra
811 Ryland St., P.O. Box 2730, Reno, NV 89505
Information: 775-322-8668

Boy Scouts of America
Nevada Area Council
1745 S. Wells Ave., Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-787-1111

Koinonia Family Services
This program provides treatment-based foster care to children between the ages of birth through 18 years of age who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect and/or delinquency.
1355 Airmotive Way, Reno, NV 89502
Information: (775) 826-1113

Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada
About 35,000 people every month turn to the St. Vincent's Programs of Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN). CCNN provides eight programs for basic needs: St. Vincent's Dining Room, St. Vincent's Food Pantry, Immigration Assistance, Emergency Assistance, Adoptions, Holy Child Early Learning Program, Residence, and the St. Vincent's Thrift Shop.
500 E. Fourth St., Reno, NV 89512
Information: (775) 322-7073

Sparks Heritage Museum
Volunteer to help with restoration, preservation, exhibits, and tours.
820 Victorian Ave., Sparks, NV 89431
Information: (775) 355-1144

Nevada Diabetes Association
To improve the lives of children and adults affected by diabetes through prevention, education and service.
1005 Terminal Way, Suite 170, Reno, NV 89502
Information: (775) 856-3839

Note-Able Music Therapy Services
Our mission is to create lasting change in the lives of people of all abilities through music. All of our programs are grounded in the philosophy that participating in music – expressing oneself through making sound – is both liberating and empowering for those who traditionally have had no voice in our society.The Note-Ables' primary purpose of providing music programs and music therapy services for children and adults with disabilities. Our mission is to raise awareness that creativity knows no bounds by providing inclusive musical experiences for all members of the community regardless of age or ability.
925 Riverside Drive Suite 1,  Reno NV 89503
Information: (775) 324-5521

Bruka Theatre of The Sierra
Bruka's mission: To create and share the experience of innovative theatre. Bruka began by producing Theatre For Children and expanded into adult productions.
99 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89501
Information: 775-323-3221

Nevada Urban Indians, Inc.
The mission of Nevada Urban Indians, Inc. is to promote American Indian / Alaskan Native culture, health, and well-being.
1475 Terminal Way, Suite B, Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-788-7600

ReStart Homeless Services
The mission of ReStart is to reduce and prevent homelessness and increase self-sufficiency of people who are homeless.
335 Record St., Reno, NV 89512
Information: 775-324-2622

Special Advocates for Elders
Non-Profit Elder Advocacy.
P. O. Box 30083, Reno, NV 89520
Information: 775-325-6761 

Teen Challenge of Northern Nevada
A faith-based organization working to provide teen boys with a supportive environment to break free from addictions, anger, and other life-controlling problems.
7555 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89436
Information: 775-424-6777

VSA arts of Nevada (VSAN)
Develops programs throughout Nevada integrating arts into people's lives, especially those who are disadvantaged or have a disability.
250 Court St., Reno, NV 89501
Information: 775-826-6100
Web site: http://www.vsanevada.org

Active 20-30 Club of Reno
A service organization designed to help children in the Reno-Sparks community. The club also serves as a platform for professional networks as well as for social interaction between peers.
P.O. Box 70211, Reno, NV 89570

The Ridge House, Inc.
Serving the criminal justice population through prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation treatment, thereby assisting our community in the fight against crime.
900 W. 1st St., Reno, NV 89503
Information: 775-322-8941

United Blood Services of Reno
Blood donation services for Northern Nevada.
1125 Terminal Way, Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-329-6451

Nevada Association for Play Therapy
NVAPT works to advance the psychosocial development and relational health of all people through play and play therapy.
P.O. Box 13212, Reno, NV 89509

Washoe Legal Services
Non-profit organization designed to assist low income residents of Washoe County with their legal problems.
650 Tahoe St., Reno, NV 89509
Information: 775-329-2727

Stride 4 Autism Foundation
Together we can make a change, together we can work toward a Health Insurance Reform for our children.
P.O. Box 51514, Sparks, NV 89434
Contact Email: stride4autism@yahoo.com

Crisis Call Center
24-hour Crisis Line
The Crisis Call Center provides intervention, prevention, referral, and education services to the community and supports those individuals in crisis by helping them to make constructive and productive choices.
Crisis Line: 775-784-8090
Toll-Free: 1-800-992-5757

Nevada Humane Society
Nevada Humane Scoiety is a non-profit, charitable organization founded in 1932. Our mission is to provide care to animals in need and to bring people and animals together to make Washoe County a no-kill community.
2825 Longley Ln., Ste. B, Reno, NV 89502
Information: 775-283-5463
Fax: 775-284-7060

NewToYou Computers
A Division of Disability Resources
155 Glendale Ave. #11, Sparks, NV 89431
Information: 775-329-1126
Web site:http://www.disabilityresourcesonline.org/ 

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Nevada
910 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431
Information: 775-826-8008

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Northern Nevada Office
4395 W. 4th St. #2, Reno, NV 89523
Information: 775-787-3300

Northern Nevada Home Schools, Inc.
Established to support and encourage home school parents in the Northern Nevada Region.
P.O. Box 21323, Reno, NV 89515
Information: 775-852-NNHS

Northern Nevada International Center (NNIC)
A resource for local residents as well as visitors interested in international activities and events.
821 N. Center St., Reno, NV 89501
Information: 775-784-7515

Truckee Meadows Tomorrow
Engaging the community. Measuring our progress.
P.O. Box 33504, Reno, NV 89533
Information: (775) 323-1518

Nevada Microenterprise Initiative
We provide business tools to assist you in overcoming barriers that you may face in starting or expanding your business.
113 West Plumb Ln., Reno, NV 89509
Information: 775-324-1812

Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program
California Building, Idlewild Park.
P.O. Box 1709, Reno, NV 89505
Information: 775-323-5125

Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character.
605 Washington St., Reno, NV 89503
Information: 775-322-0642

Hindu Temple of Northern Nevada
To promote Hindu dharma and culture, work for inter-faith understanding, provide spiritual enrichment, support humanitarian causes, serve community.

Scenic Nevada
Nonprofit, non-partisan, environmental organization that works to preserve, protect and enhance the scenic character of Nevada.
P.O. Box 32, Reno, NV 89504
Information: 775-329-3117

Community Services Agency & Development Corp.
1090 E. 8th St., Reno, NV 89512
Information: 775-786-6023

VistaCare Foundation
Hospice care in Northern Nevada
6225 Neil Rd., Suite 201, Reno, NV 89511
Information: 775-825-5008

Alzheimer's Association
Northern California & Northern Nevada
705 S. Wells Ave. #225, Reno, NV. 89502
Information: 775-786-8061

Sierra Sage Region of Narcotics Anonymous
P.O. Box 11913, Reno, NV. 89510
Information: 775-322-4811

Community Foundation of Western Nevada
1885 S. Arlington Ave., Suite 103, Reno, NV 89509
Information: 775-333-5499

The Salvation Army Reno Corps
1931 Sutro St., Reno, NV 89512
Information: 775-688-4555

Sierra Association of Foster Families
P.O. Box 11112, Reno, NV 89510
Information: 775-828-9977

Source: www.newtoreno.com


Norma Yamaji
Marketing Coordinator
775-829-3768 or yamaji@edawn.org

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