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Helping Hands Program

CAVE Kids And Volunteer

Program Description
Volunteers work one-on-one with children who need extra help in the classroom. Volunteers act as positive role models and mentor youth who are English Language learners or have learning challenges. Volunteers offer support, companionship, and understanding. A special emphasis is placed on building self-esteem and cultural awareness, as well as stressing the importance of education.

When the Program Meets
During school hours, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Specific times are coordinated with the classroom teacher’s needs and volunteer’s schedule.

Chico Unified School District classrooms vary from a short walk to a five mile drive from campus.

Why Volunteer?
Many university students are able to relate to the children involved in this program. Volunteers are given an opportunity to meet children from different cultures, understand children on a more personal level, and be a positive influence in their lives.

Volunteer Quotes
“A smile on their face will bring a smile to your face. Guaranteed!”

“I really enjoyed spending time with my student and watching her grow throughout the semester.”

“I really enjoyed working with kids that have English as their second language because I understand the difficulties they could be going through.”

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