Volunteer Programs

CAVE Programs for Fall 2021 Semester

As we return to campus we will be slowly bringing back our previously offered programs over the next few semesters. To see what programs we are offering in the Fall 2021 semester along with the meeting times and requirements please see this document. We hope to offer our full slate of program offerings (below) again in the very near future.

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Weekend Wildcat

Volunteer with a variety of local agencies during weekends in a series of service projects throughout the semester! Weekend Wildcat provides opportunities for CSU, Chico Students to volunteer with a variety of local agencies during weekends. Many students are interested in serving our community, yet have limited availability and can’t commit to serving for an entire semester. At the same time, various local agencies don’t have the capacity to host one of our traditional semester-long programs, but often need help with a specific project. The Weekend Wildcat Program seeks to fulfill both unmet needs by offering a series of services projects throughout the semester.

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Kids Programs

Classroom Aide
Considering a career in education? Assist a teacher and their students in a K-12 classroom. Tasks may include but are not limited to; grading papers, helping with lessons, working with small groups and/or providing one-on-one assistance in the classroom.

EXCEL
Volunteers in the Excel Program work with children at the Chico Boys and Girls Club and Hamilton City. Be a positive mentor for elementary, middle or high school students. Build relationships self-esteem and interpersonal skills, assist with homework and enriching activities.

Helping Hands
Helping Hands volunteers work one-on-one with children as a positive role model helping the student with self-esteem and being comfortable in a classroom setting. In E.L. Connections, volunteers work with students who are English Language Learners. In Special Pals volunteers work with students who are having learning challenges.

Noontime and After School Activities (NASA)
Volunteers help facilitate organized activities such as intramural sports and outdoor games for students during lunchtime or help students in after-school programs with homework and enriching activities.

Tutorial
Tutorial volunteers focus on providing one-on-one or small group assistance with homework for children from local schools K-12. Tutorial is conveniently held onsite at CAVE on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Community Connection Programs

Adopt-a-Park
Enhance rare native plant habitat, protect endangered species and help with vegetation management to preserve and restore Bidwell Park.

Senior Programs
Join a CAVE staff member at a local senior care facility to do group activities with older adults. Get matched with a resident from one of our local senior care facilities and meet with them weekly one on one for conversation, crafts or other activities.

Animal Connection
Work with Butte Humane Society or Chico Animal Shelter to help shelter operations including cleaning, stocking and socialization.

Community Outreach Ambassadors
Serve the needs of people who are experiencing homelessness at the Torres Shelter or help at-risk youth at the Esplanade House with homework after school.