Volunteer And Make a Difference!
We need YOU!
We're looking for volunteers to do lots of different things and we'd love to bring you into our work. Our organization is almost completely volunteer driven and it's a great way to get more involved with the Chico community. We need people to help with mentoring and assisting our residents, packing up and distributing our weekly food deliveries, moving residents in and out of our residences, keeping track of utility use for our houses, providing support at fundraising events, researching and applying for grants, taking pictures and finding stories for our social media, and lots of other tasks. If you've got some special skills we may be able to use those too.
Click here to fill out a brief application. After you apply we'll contact you and work with you to determine how best you can help. Thank you for considering us with your volunteer time! We can't wait to meet you!
Read below for some of the areas we are currently recruiting volunteers for. If you see something you're interested in, please apply!
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.
Social Media and Outreach
Another part of our mission is advocacy and outreach regarding homelessness, unhoused people, and the problems with the lack of real affordable housing. We are always reaching to other organizations and would welcome those who enjoy doing that kind of outreach work, and those who have contacts with other organizations that may be allied with CHAT's mission. We also produce a constant stream of social media on Facebook and our website and would welcome anyone who wants to help take pictures of staff or who has the time to review articles and can recommend good articles to highlight for our supporters.