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Caring Choices is the  Emergency Volunteer Center for Northern California.

In periods of disaster, Caring Choices works with its public and private community partner agencies deploying volunteers to other agencies. In addition, volunteers assist the center with communications, donation management, tracking resources and general administration.

Volunteering is a valuable part of every healthy community. Volunteers come from all segments of society and often provide essential services. Everyone has the potential to contribute strength and resources in times of emergency. There are valuable and appropriate roles for unaffiliated spontaneous volunteers in mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

If you would like to assist us by becoming a volunteer please complete a registration form. Completed forms can be faxed: 530.899.3749,  Emailed: or turned into our Chico Office: 1398 Ridgewood Drive Chico, CA 95973. 

Donations can be submitted in person by check or cash at our Chico Office. Online donations will be processed through our PAYPAL account.

*Please include "Emergency Fund" under memo/special instructions section.