Super Star Volunteering During Shelter in Place

Over the last couple of months, COVID-19 has flipped our lives upside down causing us to isolate in our homes and social distance everywhere we go to prevent the spread of this virus. Now more than ever, our families, friends and communities need help adjusting to this precautious lifestyle. CAVE volunteer, Alex Poberezkin, took this change as an opportunity to help the people in his life who are struggling the most, in their own situations, during this pandemic.

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Why Chico State?

Photo from Natalie Matheny

A Message to Incoming Students

Dear Incoming Students,

We are sorry your senior year came to a sudden stop, and we understand how many mixed feelings you might have during this time. Between making your final decision on what college to attend and staying healthy this is a very challenging time. We want you to know that you will end up where you are meant to be and you will have an unforgettable experience. CAVE (Community Action Volunteers in Education) would like to share a few highlights of Chico just for you! Continue reading Why Chico State?

Blogging About Plogging

Excuse the post title, we just couldn’t resist.

Wellness, sustainability, and service with some optional competition thrown in. Doesn’t that sound awesome!?! Enter PLOGGING.

What is Plogging?

It’s simple, plogging is pickup up litter while jogging. According to Professor Wikipedia, it began as an organized activity in Sweden around 2016 and it has since spread around the globe.

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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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Women’s History Month

© 2016 Ian Gibson
© 2016 Ian Gibson

Women’s History Month
Each year we see records breaking, wages gaps changing, and voices multiplying. The feminist movement is in full swing with no signs of its momentum slowing down. Every year, March 1st signals the start of Women’s History Month: 31 days devoted to celebrating the woman. Fights they have fought, paths they have paved, and armies they’ve led into resistance. This month, CAVE would like to acknowledge some history-making women and how they have impacted our lives without us even realizing.

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