Service Opportunities & News from the Richter Center
Save the Date for the Community Service Opportunities Fair
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Satellite Student Union
The Richter Center hosts the 12th annual Spring Community Service Opportunities Fair on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Satellite Student Union.
Over 50 community benefit organizations will share information about volunteer opportunities, service-learning, and internships. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the fair and "shop" for the service experience that best matches their interests. The fair is a great way for students to learn about various community issues, how those issues are being addressed, and ways individual volunteers can be involved.
For more information please contact Trisha Studt at 278-7079.
Save a Life - Donate Blood!
Feburary 3 - 5, 2015
The First blood drive of the semester kicks-off on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at the Residence Dining Hall at 4:30 PM. The drive will continue February 4 - 5, 2015 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at blood mobiles located in front of the University Student Union, Maple Mall and the Kremen Education Building.
You can support this event by:
- Donate blood during the drive
- Sign-up individually or as an organization to host a shift
- Sign-up individual or as an organization to promote, market, and spread the word about the event
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.
For more information on blood donation, visit the Central California Blood Center or call the organization at 559.224.2900. For more information on volunteering at the event, contact Bianca Mancilla at the Richter Center (email@example.com or 559.278.7063).
Save the Date for Kids Day 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Kid’s Day is one the valley’s largest and most visible special events to benefit Valley Children's Hospital. Last year over 1,400 Fresno State students participated in Kids Day and raised over $43,480.00!
Each year a friendly competition is held to recognize the top-selling organizations. If your club or organization would like to take part in helping the children and families that are served by Valley Children’s Hospital, sign-up today! Early sign-ups are being taken now!
For more information and to register to participate please contact Bianca Mancilla in the Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning at 278-7063 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to your support on Tuesday, March 3rd!
Now Recruiting: Camp Kesem Counselors
Application Deadline: January 30, 2015
Volunteers are needed to make an impact in the lives of children affected by a parent's cancer. Volunteers will serve as camp counselors for one week (August 9 - 14, 2015) at the YMCA Camps Sequoia Lake. All counselors will receive extensive training over the course of the spring semester on how to support these children. Visit http://campkesem.org/fresnostate/become-a-counselor to apply. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Other Service & Educational Opportunities
Girl Expo Event Volunteer
Contact: Angelique Chavez
Phone/Email: 559.291.5078 ext. 130 / firstname.lastname@example.orgDate: Saturday, January 24, 2015 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Volunteers will share their interests (example science, outdoor crafts, healthy lifestyle) with young girls attending the event.
Fresno/Madera Homeless Point-in-Time Survey Volunteers
Agency: Fresno Madera Continuum of Care
Contacts: Gabriela McNiel (Fresno) / Gabriela Salazar (Madera)
Phone: 559.970.8477 (Fresno) / 559.664.8212 (Madera)
Volunteer Registration Link: http://tinyurl.com/FMCoCPITregistrationDates: Trainings: January 19, 20, 23, & 24 | Event: January 27 & 28, 2015
Each year, the Fresno Madera Continuum of Care (FCMoC) conducts a survey of homeless persons in sheltered and unsheltered locations. Volunteers are needed to conduct surveys and record results. FMCoC and its partners are working to end chronic and Veteran homelessness by 2016. This annual survey is key to reaching this goal.
Organization: Mediator Mentors
Contact: Karen DeVoogd
Date: Ongoing commitment
Informational Meeting: Friday, January 23, 2015 | 4:00 - 6:00 PM | ED 10
Mediator Mentors engages Fresno State students in service with peer mediation programs at local elementary schools. Students are asked to commit to the program for the semester and receive training to complete their projects. Attend the informational meeting on January 23 to learn more.
Event: Amici del Poverello Valentine Card Party benefitting the Poverello House
Agency: Amici del Poverello Guild
Contact: Mary Lou Cancio
Phone/Email: 559.291.8375 / email@example.comDate: Saturday, February 7, 2015 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Volunteers will help serve beverages and assist participants at this card/party luncheon benefiting the Poverello House.
Volunteer Training with The First Tee of Fresno
Organization: The First Tee of Fresno
Contact: Ryan Castanet
Phone/Email: 559.277.9565 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: February 7, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Registration Link: www.thefirstteefresno.org
The First Tee of Fresno provides young people with character-building and life skills lessons using golf as the platform. Attend the volunteer training to learn more about the organization and be trained to serve as a volunteer. The event will include hands-on training activities, and reviewing the organization's mission, vision, and teaching philosophy.
Volunteers are needed to serve as classroom support for teachers. Candidates must complete an application, undergo a background check, have a TB test, participate in an interview, attend orientation/training, and make a semester-long commitment. Contact the coordinators below for more information and to apply.
Contact: Cindy Sanchez
Phone: 559.457.3020 ext. 71277
Contact: Ashley Schauer
Washington Elementary (in Selma)
Contact: Alicia Macias
Food Distribution Volunteers
Contact: Stan Simonian
Volunteers will help package and distribute food to Clovis families at the Salvation Army on Barstow (between Minewawa and Pollasky). About 3 - 4 volunteers are needed for each distribution.
Off the Front Volunteers
Organization: Off the Front
Date: Ongoing commitment
Several ongoing service opportunities are available through Off the Front. If one of these positions interests you, contact the organization to get started.
These volunteers facilitate the organization's "Earn a Bike" program in a 4th grade classroom. Volunteers commit at least one-hour per week to help students reach their goals of earning a bike. Students earn points (900 are needed to earn a bike) for completing a packet of activities, their reading and math grades, and classroom behavior/participation.
Bike Repair Volunteer
Off the Front offers a Bike Repair Program on most Saturdays (between February and April) at seven partnering elementary schools. Tools and parts are provided for volunteers to help perform maintenance on bikes for the neighborhood.
Active Commute Volunteer
Off the Front incentivizes students to walk/bike to school by rewarding them with "Off the Front Money" that can be spent in a special prize store. Volunteers will help set-up and run the prize stores.
Pentathlon and Iron Chef Volunteers
Event: Pentathlon Adventure and Team Iron Chef
Agency: Fresno County Office of Education
Contact: Charles Clancy
Phone/Email: 559.443.4831 / email@example.comDate: Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Over 100 volunteers are needed to help with event set-up, directing participants, team registration, and supervising stations like Shuttle Run Sprint Challenge, Survivor Adventure Obstacle Course, Fast Fuel Interval Activity, Pylo-Mid Adventure Obstacle Course, and Weighted Sled Pull.
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