CAVE strives to be a resource to the campus and local community with a long-standing reputation for fulfilling community needs while offering its students meaningful service opportunities. CAVE currently supports volunteers in semester-long placements at 11 non-profit organizations. Each semester, more than 100 Chico State student volunteers to support:
- Local Chico K-12 students in classrooms, afterschool programs, and at the Boys and Girls Club
- Preservation and restoration of our local parks
- Operation of our local animal shelters
- Marketing and advertising of services provided by the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry
- Emergency shelters and transitional housing for the unhoused community
How will donations be used?
$25 - Supports appreciation efforts for 12 student volunteers $50 – Covers costs of the creation of marketing materials for our 11 programs $100 – Purchases supplies for our K-12 tutoring program on campus that serves about 30 local youth per year $250 – Pays for one CAVE student coordinator scholarship per semester $300 – Funds an appreciation event for our 11 community partner organizations
Help CAVE Fill Unmet Community Needs
Your donation will support the recognition and training of CAVE’s un-paid student staff. Donations will also enable CAVE to celebrate our wonderful community partner organizations and enhance our on-campus tutoring program. This campaign will benefit more than 130 Chico State students, 11 community organizations, and 30 local youth.
Why are donations necessary?
Community Action Volunteers in Education, lovingly referred to as “CAVE,” has a rich history as the oldest running program of the Associated Students of Chico State. The program was founded by a group of students in 1966 who wERE dedicated to offering community service opportunities to their peers. CAVE programming began with an in-house tutoring program offered to low-income families in the Butte County area. CAVE has continued to be led by approximately 35 students and places more than 100 volunteers in the community to serve the needs of 11 local community organizations each semester.