How to Safely Help During COVID-19

What can I do to help??

We’ve heard that question many times and are here to provide you with some options. First things first, follow all guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and your local Health Department. Once you’ve determined you are able to do so safely, here are some great ways to stay involved.

We’d love to hear how you’re helping out! Send stories or tag us on social media or email them here.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Unless specifically noted, none of the below opportunities are programs of the Associated Students of CSU, Chico or Chico State University and no vetting has been done in any way.

Send Letters to Voters

Vote Forward Logo

Vote Forward is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to empower grassroots volunteers to help register voters from under-represented demographics and encourage them to vote. We build tools to enable Americans, wherever they may be, to encourage fellow citizens to participate in our democracy.

Help deliver supplies to people who can’t leave their house

Helping Hands Logo

Helping Hands is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those most vulnerable to COVID-19: senior citizens, the immunocompromised, and people with pre-existing medical conditions which put them at additional risk.

Our community volunteers deliver groceries, medicine, and other necessary supplies to empower everyone to stay healthy and be as responsible as they can be.

Provide Virtual Companionship For Isolated Seniors

Seniors who are isolated by COVID-19 can sign up to receive calls from a volunteer for a virtual social visit, technology support by phone, finding answers to questions. It’s not just a one-time thing either. People will need support for the weeks or months to come. The phone bank ensures seniors get calls on a regular basis from the same person, building a new and meaningful connection in a moment of crisis. Sign up at this link or call (650) 267-2474.

To read more about ways anybody can support seniors in their community, check out their blog 5 ways to help seniors isolated by COVID-19.

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Habitat for Humanity

Photograph by CAVE staff

On Saturday morning, Sept. 28, CAVE Weekend Wildcat volunteers had the opportunity to partner with Habitat for Humanity and help build a home for a family in need. Habitat for Humanity is an organization with a global outreach that provides families and children with a safe and comfortable community that allows them to prosper. 

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Make A Difference Day 2019

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, students from Chico State and Butte College along with hundreds of other community members came together for Make a Difference Day – Butte County (MDDBC). Its purpose: to bring people together from all over as they volunteer to complete various service projects around the community. Make a Difference Day is a national event celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday of October since 1992, emphasizing community service and volunteerism. CAVE took part in bringing our local community and other organizations together to participate in this national movement.  

(Jessica Bartlett/University Photographer/CSU, Chico)
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