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Community Outreach Ambassadors Program

CAVE Volunteers

Program Description
This program has two community partners: The Torres Shelter and the Esplanade House. Volunteers serving at the Torres Shelter have the opportunity to serve the needs of people who are experiencing homelessness. Volunteers assist checking guests into the Shelter, facilitate activities, serve meals, and provide information, referrals, and outreach to the homeless community. The Esplanade House offers families a fresh start through supportive, transitional living. Volunteers at the Esplanade House facilitate activities and enrichment activities for children.

When the Program Meets
Monday through Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Specific times are coordinated with the community partner’s needs and volunteer’s schedule.

Torres Community Shelter, 101 Silver Dollar Way Chico, California 95928
Esplanade House 181 E Shasta Avenue. Chico, California 95928

Why Volunteer?
Volunteers develop an understanding of the issues facing people who are homeless and be trained in the methods to enhance the social fabric of the community.

Volunteer Quotes
“It gives you the satisfaction of helping out in the community and with a population that people often forget about.”

Contact Us

Phone: (530) 898-5817
Fax: (530) 898-6431


Associated Students CAVE 750
California State University, Chico
400 W 1st Street
Chico, CA 95929

Office Hours & Location


Currently closed due to campus closure.


BMU 309 (3rd floor of the BMU)
W. 2nd and Chestnut St. • CSU, Chico