Volunteer Service

Animals


BUTTE HUMANE SOCIETY ~  343-7917 ~ Clerical and fundraising help, public relations, shelter cleaning, animal grooming, pet therapy, socialization and walking of animals, pet of the week transport, repairs, maintenance and more.

CHICO CAT COALITION ~ 894-1365 ~ Volunteers help care for feral and abandoned cats rescued from Bidwell Park. Help with socializing and grooming, working at adoption sites, veterinary shuttle, fund raising and public relations.

Art

CHICO ART CENTER ~ 895-8726 ~ An instruction center and gallery for artists. Volunteer docents needed to answer phones, help with mailing, and class registration.

CHICO STATE UNIVERSITY PUBLIC EVENTS ~ 898-5917 ~ 
Earn free tickets by completing poster routes, office duties, marketing, publicity, mailing and more. Poster routes have 10-13 stops.

Children

BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS ~ 343-8407 ~ Volunteers serve as big brothers and big sisters in mentor program. Must be 18 years old.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF CHICO ~ 899-0335 ~ Volunteers provide programs for young children in personal development, leadership, health and forms of education.  

LEADERS IN LITERACY ~ 895-2369 ~ Volunteers needed to tutor young children.

GIRLS SCOUTS OF SIERRA CASCADE ~ 343-1904 ext. 3023 ~ Elizabeth Miller is the contact person.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA ~ 345-7052 ~ Jonathan Fanucchi, Field Director.

Disabled Services

ARC OF BUTTE COUNTY ~ 891-5865 ~ Serves people with disabilities and their families.   Volunteers help with office support, special events, and ongoing bingo fundraisers.

DO-IT LEISURE ~ 343-6055 ~ Division of Work Training Center.  Volunteers can assist with recreational activities for people with developmental disabilities.

INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES ~ 893-8527 ~ Volunteers will help clients by giving them rides for grocery shopping, reading to them, and helping with home repairs.

WINGS OF EAGLES ~ 893-9231 ~ Volunteers help with the Joseph Alvarez Organization for seriously ill children and families with fund raising and other activities.

Environment

BUTTE ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL ~ 891-6424 ~ Volunteers needed for special events, office work, environmental education, newsletter and pamphlet design and layout.

CITY OF CHICO PARK DEPARTMENT ~ 895-4972 ~ 
Assist with trail maintenance, litter control and various duties.

PARKS AND PRESERVES FOUNDATION ~ 894-7738 ~ Volunteers needed for clerical work, data entry, graphic design, tree planting, fundraising, and land protection projects.

Health Related Services

ALWAYS A FRIEND/ WOMENS RESOURCE CLINIC ~ 897-6101 ~ Christian based atmosphere for free pregnancy tests, and health services. Volunteers needed for reception work, counseling and work on the hot line.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY ~ 343-6178 ~ 
Match volunteers with interests: fund raising, clerical help and public education. Help needed at Discovery Shop.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION ~ 342-4247 ~ Volunteers implement education programs, fundraising and more.  

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION ~ 345-5864 ~ Help with healthy affairs, computer entry, fund raising and public ed.

AMERICAN RED CROSS ~ 891-0885 ~ 
Help needed with health and safety education including swimming, CPR, and first aid, phone work, and office help for fundraisers and activities.

BUTTE HOME AND HOSPICE ~ 895-0462 ~ 
Training precedes volunteer work providing respite for caregivers, supportive services for families such as meal preparation and bereavement support.

EASTER SEAL SOCIETY ~ 894-0205 ~ 
Help with equipment loan closets, swim programs, summer camp, post-polio, and stroke support groups.

ENLOE MEDICAL CENTER JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS ~ 332-7577 ~ 
Volunteers assist patients, visitors, and staff at all of Enloe's facilities, and operation of gift shops.

FEMINIST WOMEN'S HEALTH CENTER ~ 891-1911 ~
help in clinics with clients, and with clerical work. Sign up and attend an orientation.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD ~ 342-8367 ~ 
A six week training program prepares volunteers for office work, pregnancy testing and counseling, and health affairs.

History

CHICO HERITAGE SOCIETY ~ 345-7522 ~ Seeks people interested in preservation of the sites and buildings of Chico, and assist with research in the discovery of Chico's past.

CHICO MUSEUM ~ 891-4336 ~ Volunteers needed to help with reception desk, tours, scheduling, museum store, exhibit installation.  

STANSBURY HOME PRESERVATION ~ 343-0442 ~ Docents needed to conduct informal tours of Victorian House and Museum, 1-4 pm Saturdays and Sundays.

Social Services

C.A.V.E. ~ 898-5817 ~ 70 opportunities for volunteers in community settings. Tutoring English as a Second Language.

NORTH VALLEY CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES ~ 345-1600 ~ Clerical and reception support, work at the thrift store.

UNITED WAY ~ BUTTE AND GLENN COUNTY ~ 342-7898 ~ Help during annual campaign with clerical support.  

ESPLANADE HOUSE ~ 898-9773 ~ Volunteers needed in Child Development Center and costume shop.  

JESUS CENTER ~ 345-2640 ~ Volunteers needed to serve meals and clean up.

PARENT EDUCATION NETWORK ~ 898-9773 ~ Volunteers needed in Child Development Center.


RAPE CRISIS INTERVENTION ~ 891-1331 ~ Assist with the teen crisis line.


SALVATION ARMY ~ 342-2199 ~ Volunteers needed to sort clothing, serve meals and do clerical work.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ~ 345-0724 ~ pick up donations, do yard work, electronic repairs, wash and mend clothes.

Volunteer Opportunities in Chico

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