Create Art for a Local Shelter

We are asking the Chico State community to help us create artwork for a local shelter that provides housing for those experiencing homelessness. The artwork we collect will be provided to the shelter to be potentially be hung on their walls to help create a more vibrant, engaging atmosphere.

How Can You Help?

  1. Get your art supplies together.
    • Remember we are trying to hang your art on a wall so your medium should be conducive to that. Canvas is an ideal option.
    • If you cannot provide your own supplies swing by the Chico State Wildcat Store, head to the Computer counter, and let them know you are participating in this project. They will provide you with an art kit. The kit includes paintbrushes, paint (primary colors), and two canvases for you to work with. Please feel free to use additional items you find at home to add to your creations. Only a limited supply of art kits are available and are only for Chico State students.
  2. Create your masterpiece!
    • Keep in mind this artwork is meant to brighten up the lives of people experiencing homelessness. Your art should be generally positive and family-friendly.
    • Please put your name on the back of the artwork.
  3. Turn in your artwork at the Wildcat Store technology desk.
  4. Log your participation on CAVE’s GivePulse page (required for CAVE volunteers making up hours, and highly recommended for everyone else.)
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CAVE Partners With Cards for Courage

We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Cards for Courage and Enloe Hospital to create appreciation cards for some of our amazing local caregivers. We hope you’ll join us and make a card…or many cards!

Box of cards ready for delivery

How Can You Help?

  1. Get your card-making materials together.
    • Pens, colored pencils, crayons, paints, or other writing and coloring implements.
    • Material for the card: blank cards (can be found on Amazon for less than $10), card stock, or construction paper are preferred. No envelope needed.
  2. Design your card!
    • Create an eye-catching, impactful cover. Examples here.
    • Write a thoughtful note on the inside. We have included an example note below.
  3. Repeat! Make as many cards as you can.
  4. Email tkcrawford@csuchico.edu for information on how to mail your cards in.
  5. Log your participation on CAVE’s GivePulse page (required for CAVE volunteers making up hours, and highly recommended for everyone else.)
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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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