Volunteer And Make a Difference!
CHAT is a volunteer-based organization. All of the services we provide are dependent on the hard work of our volunteers and we are always looking for good folks to join our team.
Read below for some of the areas we are currently recruiting volunteers for, then if you see something you're interested in, click here to fill out a brief application.
Grant Writing and Administration:
CHAT relies heavily on grant funding. We have recently been awarded a couple of significant grants and are always looking for more. If you have experience or just an interest in grant writing or grant administration we could use your help.
CHAT manages 36 residences and will be adding several more in the near future. These homes are part of our Housing Now program and our brand new Hand Up program. Both of these programs provide housing for people that would otherwise be at high risk of not having a home. We have a team of folks that can be called upon for a number of maintenance tasks these residences require from time to time.
Part of our mission is to help connect people with social and medical services and to help them set life goals and then work towards those goals. We have a team of volunteers who work directly with residents on skill building, budgeting, nutrition, conflict resolution, medical issues, gardening, etc. These folks act as supporters, coaches, and mentors, and sometimes just as friends who can give sensible advice or lend an ear. We currently have about 20 such volunteers and would welcome more so we could expand the range of services and support we can offer.
Tiny House Builders:
Simplicity Village is CHAT's most well-known project-in-the-works. Very soon we will have access to the site in south Chico and we will begin construction of 33 tiny houses and a couple of community buildings. We will need volunteers with skills ranging from contractor, to finish carpenters, plumbers, electricians, to unskilled laborers. There will be lots to do!
We will shortly be needing a bookkeeper in Fall 2019 - more details to follow.