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Fall 2022 Semester

August 31, 2022 (In Person and Virtual)

Students at Community Service Opportunities Fair

The Fall Community Service Opportunities Fair, open to students, faculty and staff, will feature over 75 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. 

Blood Drive: Benefiting the Central California Blood Center

September 13 3:30 P.M. -7:30 P.M. Smittcamp Alumni House
September 14 9:00 A.M. -6:00 P.M. 
September 15 10:00 A.M. -4:00 P.M.

Blood Donation Locations: https://www.donateblood.org/donor-center-hours/

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.

Blood mobile on Fresno State campus

Blood Drive: Benefiting the Central California Blood Center

November 15 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. 
November 16 10:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M. USU 

Blood Donation Locations:

To donate 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.

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

February 1, 2023

10:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M. 

Location TBD

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. 

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 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 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.

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

For more information about the events listed on this page or to volunteer contact the Richter Center: 559.278.7079.