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Service Opportunities & News from the Richter Center

Richter Center Events

23rd Community Service Opportunities Fair

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Memorial Garden (in front of the Kennel Bookstore)

Join the Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning for the 23rd Annual Community Service Opportunities Fair! The event is designed to provide students, staff, and faculty with an opportunity to gain information on dozens of community benefit organizations and hundreds of community service-learning opportunities.

Over 70 agencies will be present to share information about volunteer opportunities in our community. Those attending the fair will be able to personally meet with agencies to learn more about the services they provide and the volunteer opportunities they have available.

For more information contact the Richter Center at 559.278.7079 or

1st Blood Drive of the Academic Year

All donors will receive a BOGO voucher to the 2015 Big Fresno Fair & FREE Commemorative T-shirt!

Tuesday–Thursday | September 15–17, 2015

  • Tuesday, 4:30–7:30pm, University Courtyard
  • Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00am–4:00pm, University Student Union & Maple Mall

To donate blood you must be in good 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.

Other Service & Educational Opportunities

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Saturday, September 12, 2015 | 8:00 AM
Fresno State Maple Mall

5241 N. Maple Ave.

Fresno, CA 93740

Join the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Fresno on September 12, 2015 to bring awareness and raise funds for the care, support, & research of the nation's sixth-leading cause of death.

Learn more by visiting the Alzheimer's Association website.

Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures 2013

California Dental Association Foundation

Health Professionals & Community Volunteers Needed for CDA Cares Dental Clinic

CDA Cares allows volunteer dentists, with the assistance of other health professional and community volunteers, to provide dental services at no charge to more than 2,000 people at each bi-annual event. Put your compassion into action at CDA Cares Fresno.

Each CDA Cares event relies on the time and talents of hundred of volunteers from both the dental and the greater community. Dental and health professionals including general dentists, oral surgeons, hygienists, assistants, lab technicians, physicians, nurses, and pharmacists are needed throughout the clinic. Community volunteers are needed to register patients and volunteers, to help set up, enter treatment data, escort patients, interpret, and more.

For more information, contact Robyn Alongi at (916) 554-5305.

Register here:

Volunteer Literacy Tutor

If you can read this... then you can help someone who can't.

If you are interested in working with children within the classroom setting and have a passion for reading, consider volunteering for the Literacy Program, tutor students K–3rd at a local elementary school.

For more information, email Karina Herrera at

EPU Intern

Exceptional Parents Unlimited (EPU) supports children and families with special needs, and they currently have several exciting service opportunities available. Openings include a Data intern, Play & Grow intern, Speech Aid (BA/BS required), and a Speech Pathology intern (enrollment in grad program required).

For details, please contact EPU at (559) 229-2000.

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We are dedicated to improving the education and development of our students and helping create a better community through service and learning.