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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.

Camp Fire Volunteer Applications Available In Person
There has been a tremendous outpouring of support from the community and from outside to volunteer with disaster relief efforts. We have received nearly 6,000 applications. If you have submitted an application and have not yet finished the three step process, please come into one of two locations to complete (See Camp Fire link above). Once you are in the system, you will be able to be schedule yourself to deploy to the various shelters that have need. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to assist in our county’s time of need.

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.  (If utilizing a PayPal account, please email us any instructions in regard to your donation at

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