The Epicenter

Service Opportunities & News from the Richter Center

Fair Brings Over 50 Service Agencies to Campus

The Richter Center hosts the 11th annual Spring Community Service Opportunities Fair on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Satellite Student Union. The Richter Center Ambassadors will be on site with their Picture the Change campaign and Fresno State Alternative Spring Break will be available to provide information about this year's project.

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 Renee Delport at 278-7079.

Kids Day is Tuesday, March 4th

Kids Day is one of the valley’s largest and most visible special events to benefit Children’s Hospital Central California. Thousands of volunteers throughout the valley help by selling a special “Kids Day” edition of the Fresno Bee for one-dollar. Last year over 1,200 Fresno State students, faculty, and staff helped to do their part by raising more than $37,000! Since its beginning, Kids Day has raised over $4 million for Children's Hospital Central California.

Please join us to help the children and families that are served by the 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!

For more information and to register to participate please contact Renee Delport in the Richter Center at 559.278.7063 or by email to

We look forward to your support on Tuesday, March 4th!

Words of Inspiration

The quote for today's Epicenter helps us celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It reminds us of how we are all interconnected and how, by serving one another, we can strengthen the ties of community.

Strangely enough, I cannot be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be.

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

How does service help you connect with the world around you? Share your thoughts with with us by posting to or tweet @richtercenter using #fresnostateserves.

Other Volunteer & Service Opportunities

Political Campaign Internship

Agency: Amanda Renteria for Congress

Volunteer Sign-Up Site:

Phone/Email: 559.212.4682 /

Number of volunteers needed: Contact organizer for more information

Times/Location: Flexible hours; headquarters in Sanger

Interns will have the opportunity to learn the basics of field and finance campaign work, gain knowledge of grassroots organizing, running local field programs, and networking.

The Renteria for Congress intern program is designed to be an educational experience, where participants will work on different aspects of the campaign from field to finance and learn from seasoned campaign staff. No previous campaign experience is necessary.

Girl Scouting Around the World Event Support

Agency: Girl Scouts of Central California South

Contact: Brenetta Sadakov

Phone/Email: 559.291.5078 ext. 132 /

Number of volunteers needed: 50

Date: Saturday, February 22nd; 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (multiple shifts)

Girl Scouting Around the World helps celebrate diversity through interactive exhibits, music, dance, and storytelling. Volunteers will help set-up/clean-up, assist children with activities, maintain security, and serve as escorts.

Girl Scout Cookie Shipment Support

Agency: Girl Scouts of Central California South

Contact: Brenetta Sadakov

Email: 559.291.5078 ext. 132 /

Number of volunteers needed: 20 - 50

Dates: February 21 - 24

Volunteers will load and unload boxes of girl scout cookies and assist with organizing orders. Heavy-lifting required. Multiple volunteers shifts and service sites are available.

Feb. 21, 2 - 4 pm - Girl Scout Council Office on West Shaw

Feb. 21, 3 - 9 pm - Fresno Fairgrounds

Feb. 23, 9:30a - 3:30p - locations in Fresno, Bakersfield, and Visalia

Feb. 24, 8 - 10 am - Girl Scout Council Office on West Shaw

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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.