Service Opportunities & News from the Richter Center
Fresno State Students Launch Camp for Kids
Fresno State Students Prepare for a Fijian Service-Learning Adventure
Next month a team of Fresno State students, faculty, and staff will be in Fiji providing service to the village of Naboutini. Learn more about the team going to Fiji, support their efforts, and follow their progress on their blog.
Candy Cause 2014
Sunday, December 7, 2014 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fresno State Maple Mall
Volunteers needed: Over 20
Marketing 188 students are hosting Candy Cause 2014 benefiting the Bulldog Pantry. This event will engage participants in breaking the Guinness World Record for the most people unwrapping a candy simultaneously. Food booths, games, contests, and raffle prizes will also be features of this event. Face painting and pictures with Santa will be offered for $1.00 or for a canned/boxed food item donation. Donated food and other proceeds will support the Bulldog Pantry.
Volunteers are needed to make this event a success! Volunteers will assist in set-up and take-down of decorations, booths, tables; offer assistance at various booths including face-painting, Pictures with Santa, raffle, silent auction; and assist with the Guinness World Record attempt.
To volunteer, contact Jamie Oakland at 559.916.1123 or by email to email@example.com.
Volunteer Hike Day at Sierra Foothill Conservancy
Sunday, December 7, 2014
The Sierra Foothill Conservancy is hosting a special hike day for past volunteers who have helped build the trail. Fresno State's partnership with the agency has resulted in over five miles of trail being built during Make a Difference Day, Serving Fresno Day, and Spring into Service.
Agency docents will join hikers to point out wildlife and share the history of the preserve. The guided hike will lead to the Table Top.
For more information and to register for the hike, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Service & Educational Opportunities
Volunteer Training with The First Tee of Fresno
Organization: The First Tee of Fresno
Contact: Ryan Castanet
Phone/Email: 559.277.9565 / email@example.com
Date: December 6, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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. Lunch will be provided at the event which will also include hands-on training activities, and reviewing the organization's mission, vision, and teaching philosophy.
Event: Jingle Bell Run benefiting Toys for Tots
Volunteer Registration: http://www.doitsports.com/volunteer2/jobs-by-date.tcl?event_id=214424
Date: December 12 - 13, 2014
Approximately 130 volunteer positions are available at this event benefiting Toys of Tots.
The race will take place at Christmas Tree Lane and volunteers will assist with packet pickup on the 12th and day of logistics on the 13th.
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. The next distribution is scheduled for January 6, 2015.
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.
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