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Make a Difference Day volunteers clean up Paradise

Charles Brooks mowing the grass in front of Paradise Adventist Academy for Make a Difference Day. Photo credit: 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...

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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. Photo credit: 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...

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

Getty Photos image by PatCamera.
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...

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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. Photo credit: 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

Trucks were loaded with piles of trash. Photo credit: 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....

‘Cats in the Community volunteer for Cèsar Chàvez day

Volunteers help people register for their day of volunteering. Photo credit: 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...

Enloe to accept applications for Patient Ambassador program

Enloe Medical Center Photo credit: Marrion Charissa Cruz
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,...

Student finds purpose through charitable work with children

Andee Wunno, senior communication and sciences disorders major, has dedicated almost eight years of her life to volunteering with children. Photo credit: 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...

Peace Corps volunteer reflects on travels

Jennifer Clowers, Peace Corps volunteer and recruitment supervisor, came to Chico State on Tuesday to talk about her experiences in the Peace Corps. Photo credit: Brandon Foster
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...

Giving time, not money to charity

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,...

Speaker encourages students to choose Peace Corps

A camp for girls in Armenia led by the Peace Corps form a heart in 2012. Photo courtesy of the Peace Corps.
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...

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