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Jan and Bud Richter Center

COVID-19 Information for Community Partners

The Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning is the central program at Fresno State, charged with promoting the value of service to the students, staff and faculty.

During this time of distance learning we are continuing to try to keep students, staff and faculty updated on opportunities that are ongoing. If you have a need for projects that students can do from home or other opportunities due to being an essential service please email Trisha Studt at  She is here to personally help with any recruitment needs you have.

Download a pdf from California Volunteers with tips for keeping your volunteers safe during this time.

For ongoing volunteer needs or projects please see below under the header "Submit Your Service or Volunteer Opportunity Online" for details on the online submission process.

The Richter Center is committed to doing all we can to help serve our valued Community Partners during the COVID-19 challenges. 

For more information on campus resources and services for our partners please do not hesitate to reach out.

Community Partners

Community partners are co-educators of our students

Our Community Partners are co-educators of our students - imparting wisdom, skills, insight, and information about the culture of our community.

The Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning is the central program at California State University, Fresno, charged with promoting the value of community service-learning to the students, staff and faculty.  The Richter Center works to connect the nonprofit community with service-oriented resources at the University.  Our goal is to provide outstanding learning experiences for our students and provide meaningful service to the community. Along with our community partners, we work toward creating a better community through service and learning.

The Richter Center can be a resource for community benefit organizations (CBOs) looking for one-time and short-term volunteers or for volunteers with a specific expertise looking for a long-term volunteer placement. Community agencies are encouraged to visit the HandsOn Central California website to post volunteer opportunities. Students can visit this site to search for volunteer placements. This resource is free of charge to CBOs and a valuable tool in recruiting university volunteers.

Submit Your Service or Volunteer Opportunity Online!

The Richter Center is happy to help you recruit Fresno State students for your volunteer needs. To help expedite requests and ensure complete information, we've created an online process for submitting your opportunity via our social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and our biweekly newsletter.  The timing of social media and other marketing will be based on a number of factors, so you are advised to submit information up to one month in advance, and no later than one week in advance of the event/need. The attached flyer provides information which will be required in order to submit your request.

Please note that the newsletter goes dormant during summer/winter breaks.

Please click here to submit your service or volunteer opportunity.

Need More Information?

For more information email Trisha Studt, Community Partnerships Coordinator, at or call her at 559.278.7508.

What Students are Saying

"There are many students on this campus who would be very willing to lend a hand wherever it's needed…the key is to interest the students and to let them know that what they'll be doing is important and will make a difference." – Fresno State Student

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