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Fall 2021 Semester

Due to the changing COVID-19 restrictions. The below events will updated as allowed for in person or virtual events. 

September 1, 2021 (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 3:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M.
September 14 9:00 A.M. -7:00 P.M. 
September 15 9:00 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 16 9:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M. 
November 17 9:00 A.M.-3:00 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.

Students build a hiking trail on the McKenzie Table Mountain Preserve

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.

Dates 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!

Dates TBD

 

Spring 2022 Semester

To Be Determined

Virtual

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 

January 31st 4:30 P.M. -7:30 P.M. 
February 1 9:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.
February 2 9:00 A.M.-3:00 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. -7:00 P.M. 
March 30 9:00 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.

To Be Determined

Benefiting Valley Children's Hospital 

Students volunteer at Kids' Day

Kids Day is one of the valley’s largest and most visible special events to benefit Valley Children’s Hospital. Thousands of volunteers throughout the valley help by selling a special “Kid’s Day” edition of the Fresno Bee for $1. In 2017, approximately 1,500 Fresno State students, faculty, and staff helped to do their part by raising over $47,000!

Please join us to once again help the children and families that are served by Valley Children’s Hospital. Faculty, Students and Staff can help in three ways: (1) volunteer to sell papers, (2) help recruit other volunteers by sharing information on this event with friends, students and colleagues and (3) buy the papers from those around campus!

Each year, the University Volunteer of the Year Award honors Fresno State students who have made a difference in our community through exceptional gifts of their time and talent. Anyone can nominate a Fresno State student for this award. Self nominations are accepted.  

Date TBD

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!

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

Are you interested in project management?

Learn more about the SERVE Committee.

Members of the SERVE Committee:

  • Plan one-day service events
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Meet other students
  • Give back to the community
  • Have Fun!

Do you like talking with others about service experiences?

Learn more about the Richter Center Reflection Facilitators Program. (ReFs)

Members of the ReFs:

  • Plan and conduct interactive reflection activities
  • Gain leadership, public speaking, and group facilitation skills
  • Give back to the community
  • Have fun!