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California State Employees must receive approval from their direct supervisor/manager prior to being processed and deployed to a volunteer site. If one of these volunteer opportunities interest you and you have the approval to participate in the ATO program here is what you do next:

1.) CompleteOnline Application

2.) Contact Caring Choices to schedule your intake appointment at (925)487-7985

Please bring a valid CA ID/DL as you will be sworn in as a CA volunteer by our Notary

3.) Receive assignment and deployed to the volunteer site.

There are multiple volunteering opportunities please click on the links of each site to learn more about the roles, hours of operation and tasks at each location. Please note that you will be required to complete your 40 hours of volunteering at that one site so please read descriptions and locations carefully. 

A. Caring Choices Emergency Volunteer Center: Chico, CA

B. Hope Center: Oroville, CA 

C. Butte Humane Society*: Chico, CA

D. Salvation Army: Chico, CA 

E. Chico Animal Shelter*: Chico, CA 

F. Oroville Animal Shelter *: Oroville, CA
G.Disaster Operations Center (DOC): Oroville, CA

H. Richvale Animal Shelter:  Richvale, CA

I. Large Animal Shelter : Gridley, CA