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 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 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.