Service Opportunities & News from the Richter Center
We Did It!
Thank you, Fresno State, for your support of the Blood and Marrow Registry Drive honoring Fresno State Alum Justin Garza. We are happy to report that we surpassed our goal of 1,000 participants! In fact, 1,274 participants, including Fresno State students, employees, and community members, contributed to this cause by donating blood, joining the Be the Match national marrow registry, or both. Many lives will be positively touched thanks to the generosity of our campus.
The success of this drive would not have been possible without the support of campus and community partners and dozens of Fresno State student volunteers!
Thank You Event Sponsors & Volunteers!
Dr. Joseph I. Castro, University President
Dr. Lynnette Zelezny, Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dr. Frank Lamas, Vice President for Student Affairs
Tosha Giuffrida, Interim Director of the Learning Center and Volunteer Support Coach for the Justin Garza Marrow Registry Drives
Be the Match
Central California Blood Center
Division of Student Affairs
Gibson Farm Market
Juice It Up
Kremen School of Education
Richter Center Student Leaders
Save Mart Center
Student Health Center
University Dining Services
Color Me Rad
Contact: Jonathan Munoz
Email/Phone: firstname.lastname@example.org / 559.261.3667
The annual Color Me Rad 5K is returning to Woodward Park on October 26th. Sign up to run (colormerad.com) and use promo code RMHRAD2014 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley.
Volunteers are also needed to make this event a success. To volunteer, contact Jonathan at the Ronald McDonald House.
Live, Learn, and Work Overseas with the Peace Corps
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Woodward Park Regional Library
944 East Perrin Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720
You can make a difference in the lives of others. The Peace Corps is a great way to help a community in need, immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime!
Peace Corps Volunteers live and work abroad for two years sharing their skills and working to make a difference in their communities. There are a wide variety of Volunteer openings in more than 60 countries.Get started by selecting countries and work area to find the right job for you at www.peacecorps.gov.
Attend the informational session to learn more or schedule a meeting with a recruiter by contacting Bhoj Rai at email@example.com or 831.207.6745.
Still Accepting Nominations for the John D. Welty Award for Excellence in Community Service
The John D. Welty Award for Excellence in Community Service is a $2,500 scholarship provided to a student who exemplifies the commitment to service that John Welty championed during his 22 years as President of California State University, Fresno. This is the second year the scholarship is being offered.
For more information about this scholarship, including requirements and the nomination form, visit The Richter Center website.
Other Service & Educational Opportunities
Health & Wellness Fair Event Volunteers
Agency: Fresno State Pre-Medical Club
Contact: Ray Valle
Email/Phone: RayV95@mail.fresnostate.edu / 559.570.4731
Volunteers will engage and interact with event attendees. This is a great event for premedical/pre-health students looking to get involved with the community!
Agency: Henry Madden Library
Contact: Sharon Ramirez
Phone/Email: 559.278.5790 / firstname.lastname@example.orgDates/Times: October 18, 2014 - January 16, 2015|Monday - Thursday, 10am - 5pm | Saturday, 1 - 5pm|Sunday, 2 - 5pm.
Volunteers will serve as docents for the upcoming "Rollin Pickford: And Artist and His Collectors" exhibit in the Henry Madden Library. The show centers on the watercolors of Rollin Pickford. Being a docent entails greeting and guiding visitors who come to view the exhibition.
2 Golf Tournament Service Opportunities
Contact: Jim Santos
Email/Phone: email@example.com / 559.299.1223
Volunteers will serve as hosts during the morning welcome and throughout the event. About 16 volunteers are needed. Volunteers will receive breakfast and lunch.
Agency: First Tee of Fresno
Contact: Morgan Thomas
Email/Phone: firstname.lastname@example.org / 559.647.6191
Volunteers will setup sponsor signs on the golf course, setup of tables and chairs, sell raffle tickets, and complete a series of small tasks. About 20 volunteers are needed. The agency will provide breakfast and lunch to volunteers.
Contact: Cherella Nicholson
Date: Ongoing until November 4, 2014
Volunteers will engage in campaigning activities including educating and talking with voters, mobilizing community groups, registering citizens to vote, phone banking, canvassing the community, assisting with large events and fundraisers, and attending campaign meetings.
Agency: Wise Old Owl
Contact: Johanna Chepernich
Phone/Email: 559.492.7889 / email@example.comDates/Times: Ongoing commitment; Wednesdays or Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Volunteers will serve as tutors to children in the Lowell neighborhood throughout the semester. The volunteers will read books with children assist them with homework, and serve as role models.
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