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Jan and Bud Richter Center

Current and Upcoming Events

Get involved with the Richter Center! There are many opportunities to serve your local community below.

Fall 2022 Semester

Students at Community Service Opportunities Fair

August 31, 2022 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM In front of the Kennel Bookstore

The Fall Community Service Opportunities Fair, open to students, faculty and staff, will feature over 65 community and campus agencies sharing volunteer, internship, and job opportunities. Students are able to personally meet with representatives from local community benefit organizations to learn about volunteer opportunities that can assist in fulfilling service-learning requirements. A sampling of agencies that have participated in past events include: American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Central CA Blood Center, Children's Hospital Central California, Fresno Fire Department, and Sierra Foothill Conservancy.

Current Service Opportunities

Student donating blood

Blood mobile on Fresno State campus

Blood Drive: Benefiting the Central California Blood Center

  • September 13 3:30 P.M. -7:30 P.M. Residence Dining Hall
  • September 14 9:00 A.M. -6:00 P.M. USU 312 and Memorial Garden 
  • September 15 10:00 A.M. -4:00 P.M. USU 312 and Memorial Garden 

Blood Donation Locations: www.donateblood.org

To donate blood you must be in good general health, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be at least 17 years old. Photo ID and Social Security Number are required at donor registration. Please eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids four hours prior to donation. Donating blood is not painful and takes less than an hour. YOUR donation could save up to three lives!

For more information on blood donation, please call the Central California Blood Center at 559-389-5433.

 

students volunteer with trail clean up

Make a Difference Day is a national event encompassing the most comprehensive nation-wide day of helping others. Fresno State partners with local community benefit organizations to complete tangible, long-lasting projects that benefit the community.

Fresno State students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to volunteer and work with our community partners to benefit the community. A sampling of past service projects completed during this event include refurbishment and beautification projects at Woodward Park with Fresno PARCs and at Rotary Storyland and Playland, building of hiking trails with Sierra Foothill Conservancy, and gleaning with the Fresno Food Recovery Network. 

Volunteers may participate individually or as a group. Each volunteer is required to register and complete the appropriate waiver forms. Specific instructions will be given to volunteers once they have registered. Volunteers will receive lunch following their service work.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Registration will open in October, sites TBD. 

 

Students help clean up at Storyland

Fresno State volunteers will observe the national service event, Family Serve Day, by participating locally in Serving Fresno Day. Volunteers will have the opportunity to complete service projects with local community benefit organizations. Check back in the fall for more information about our partners for this event.

Don't miss out on your chance to leave your lasting mark on the Fresno community!

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Registration will open in October, sites TBD. 

 

Spring 2023 Semester

Students volunteering with trash clean up

February 1, 2023 from 10:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M in the Resnick Student Union

When students partner with local community benefit organizations a unique opportunity arises for students to develop a better understanding of the comprehensive needs that exist in the community. These partnerships provide students with valuable learning experiences and community agencies with a valuable pool of potential volunteers, interns, and even employees.

During the Community Service Opportunities Fair students will have the opportunity to learn about volunteer, service-learning, internship and career opportunities offered through area community benefit organizations. 

Current Service Opportunities

 

Fresno State mascot donating blood

First time blood donor

Benefiting the Central California Blood Center 

  • February 1 9:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
  • February 2 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. 

To donate blood you must be in good general health, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be at least 17 years old. Photo ID and Social Security Number are required at donor registration. Please eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids four hours prior to donation. Donating blood is not painful and takes less than an hour. YOUR donation could save up to three lives!

For more information on blood donation, please call the Central California Blood Center at 559-389-5433.

Benefiting the Central California Blood Center 

  • March 29 9:00 A.M. -6:00 P.M. 
  • March 30 10:00 A.M. -4:00 P.M. 

To donate blood you must be in good general health, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be at least 17 years old. Photo ID and Social Security Number are required at donor registration. Please eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids four hours prior to donation. Donating blood is not painful and takes less than an hour. YOUR donation could save up to three lives!

For more information on blood donation, please call the Central California Blood Center at 559-389-5433.

 

student volunteers with shovels and wheelbarrows

Fresno State volunteers will participate in a one-day service event, serving local community benefit organizations. Volunteers will complete service projects in the community. 

Don't miss out on your chance to leave your lasting mark on the Fresno community!

Saturday, April 15, 2023