Volunteer Connection


  • 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 yard work, computer skills, rehabilitation of scared or injured animals.
  • CHICO CAT COALITION~ 894-1365 ~ Volunteers help care for feral and abandoned cats rescued from Bidwell Park. Help is needed with socializing and grooming, working at adoption sites, veterinary shuttle, fund raising and public relations.

Social Services

  • C.A.V.E. ~ 898-5817 ~ Volunteer connection and referral service offering more than 70 opportunities for volunteers in community settings. Tutors needed for English as a Second Language.
  • NORTH VALLEY CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES ~ 345-1600 ~ Needs clerical and reception support in front office. Volunteers to serve on advisory board. Help needed at Second Time Around Thrift Store.
  • UNITED WAY ~ BUTTE AND GLENN COUNTY ~ 342-7898 ~ Volunteers 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 ~ Volunteers to be crisis line counselors, accompany victims to hospital, and court/law enforcement appointments.
  • SALVATION ARMY ~ 342-2199 ~ Volunteers needed to sort clothing, serve meals and do clerical work.
  • ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ~ 345-0724 ~ Volunteers pick up donations, do yard work, electronic repairs, wash and mend clothes.

Health Related Services

  • ALWAYS A FRIEND/ WOMENS RESOURCE CLINIC ~ 897-6101 ~ Crisis pregnancy center, caring Christian based atmosphere for free pregnancy tests, baby clothes, furniture, referrals to resources for housing, prenatal care and health needs. Volunteers needed for reception work, counseling and work on the hot line.
  • AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY ~ 343-4567 ~ Match volunteers with interests: fund raising, clerical help and public education. Help needed at Upscale Resale, fund raising thrift shop at Park Plaza.  
  • AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION ~ 342-4247 ~  Volunteers needed to implement education programs, fundraising and more.  
  • AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION ~ 345-5864 ~ Help with healthy affairs, computer entry, fund raising and public education.
  • 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 ~ Volunteers help in two capacities: 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.


  • 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 ~ Melanie Bassett, Executive Director.
  • BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA ~ 342-7460 ~ Helen Pelkey, Field Director.


  • 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.


  • BUTTE ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL ~ 891-6424 ~ Volunteers are 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.


  • 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

The Arts

  • 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.
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