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Make a Difference Day volunteers clean up Paradise

Make a Difference Day volunteers clean up Paradise

Jessie Imhoff

October 30, 2019

Cities across the nation celebrated Make a Difference Day on Oct. 25-26 to help improve their community. This unofficial holiday, which has been held on the fourth Saturday of October since 1992, provides volunteer opportunities for people to get more involved and connected with their town.For the pe...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Olyvia Simpson

December 10, 2018

A Camp Fire Toy Drive is located on Main Street in downtown Chico. Kozette McGowan organized the event with the children affected by the Camp Fire in mind so that they can have something of comfort. The toy drive will be going on until Dec 17.

Camp Fire relief needs your help, but let’s volunteer and donate effectively

Camp Fire relief needs your help, but let’s volunteer and donate effectively

Rayanne Painter

December 4, 2018

It’s difficult to watch your community struggle through a devastation as impactful and detrimental as the Camp Fire. If you were able to return to your intact house, town, schools and jobs, it’s even more difficult to come back to Butte County and try and continue to live the life you we...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Olyvia Simpson

November 27, 2018

Jan Reale, North Valley Animal Disaster Group volunteer since 2008, with Pericles, one of the sheltered dogs being cared for at the shelter by the Chico Airport.

Community contributes to clean local parks

Community contributes to clean local parks

Christian Solis

September 16, 2017

Chico locals and students participated in 30th Annual Bidwell Parks and Creeks Cleanup, Saturday morning.The event combats environmental damage done in parks and creeks from encampments and littering. Volunteers gathered over 1,500 pounds of trash from Lower Bidwell park alone, said Jared Glasser, Chico S...

‘Cats in the Community volunteer for Cèsar Chàvez day

‘Cats in the Community volunteer for Cèsar Chàvez day

Jacqueline Morales

March 31, 2017

Many Chico State students celebrate Cèsar Chàvez day March 31 by volunteering. 'Cats in the Community is the event that brought a total of 250 students together to help out in the community. Jacqueline Morales can be reached at [email protected] or @jackie_theorion on twitter  ...

Enloe to accept applications for Patient Ambassador program

Enloe to accept applications for Patient Ambassador program

Alejandra Fraga

February 20, 2017

Enloe Medical Center's Volunteer Services will be accepting applications for its Patient Ambassador program until Feb. 23."Enloe is seeking compassionate, mature volunteers to visit patients at their bedside, provide emotional support, offer a listening ear and provide diversions, such as caring touch and...

‘Cats in the Community give back

‘Cats in the Community give back

Dominique Diaz

March 31, 2016

Watch video at end of story for student involvement. "We're helping the community!" could be heard throughout downtown Chico as several students yelled at passers-by on their way to lower Bidwell Park. Hundreds of students gathered at the Wildcat Recreation Center March 31 to participate in 'Cats...

Student finds purpose through charitable work with children

Student finds purpose through charitable work with children

Alisa Thorsen

February 17, 2015

Teaching how to tell time and tie shoes may be involved in teaching children with special needs, but Andee Wunno finds that building meaningful friendships with children is just as important. Wunno, a senior communication sciences and disorders major, has been a part of CAVE, a volunteer organization on campus, since her first ...

Peace Corps volunteer reflects on travels

Peace Corps volunteer reflects on travels

Stephanie Schmieding

November 10, 2014

“On jaaraama!” The room grew silent on Tuesday and heads turned as Jennifer Clowers, Peace Corps volunteer and recruitment supervisor, greeted the audience in Pular, a language spoken in Guinea where she volunteered. The Peace Corps is a volunteer program established by John F. Kennedy in 1961. Its overall mission is to promote w...

Giving time, not money to charity

Prin Mayowa

April 13, 2014

I wish that Sarah McLachlan and her border collie spent less time trying to guilt me into giving money to abused and sheltered animals.I have my own dogs that need to be fed expensive Petco food and groomed, which costs hundreds of dollars every year.I don't know if anyone has noticed yet, but being a broke col...

Speaker encourages students to choose Peace Corps

Speaker encourages students to choose Peace Corps

Dominique Diaz

February 26, 2014

Most students are on the job hunt after graduation, but some would rather volunteer overseas.Georgina Rossel, a junior psychology major, plans to apply and hopes to be accepted. “Going there and experiencing something you’re not so comfortable with can be beneficial,” she said. ...

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