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.
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.
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.
As another semester begins, one can quickly find themselves deep in a sea of homework, meetings, work, and other responsibilities. As important as all these tasks are to your intellectual development, it is also vital to remember that your mental health supersedes above all. Burnout is real and can make your daily routine harder than it already is, but here are some ways to prevent overloading yourself from our CAVE staff. Easy things you can do too!
Keeping it CAVEY is all about professionalism and having the right attitude in a work environment. Professionalism is a skill we should all learn before leaving the comfort of college and diving into the big, scary world of adulthood. Mastering this skill isn’t always easy, and doesn’t occur as naturally in some of us as it does in others. Here are a few tips that can help make you a CAVEY, professional master.