The Epicenter

Service Opportunities & News from the Richter Center

Summer of Service

What are your plans for the summer? Do they include serving others? Many students use the summer break to spend extra time volunteering with a local agency or going abroad to serve internationally.

Read Ambassador Heather Goossen's blog post with some tips for a summer of service in Fresno. You can also visit the Ambassador blog to view several articles on international service experiences.

ASI is hosting a summer recreation program in El Dorado Park as part of their community revitalization efforts. The program runs from June 15 to July 31. Contact Ashleigh Rocker ( for more information.

The Fresno State Food Recovery Network needs volunteers to help with recoveries over the summer. If you are interested in this opportunity attend a program meeting on Thursday, May 7th from 12:15-2:30pm in Social Science building, room 203 or email

As always, feel free to stop by the Richter Center (Thomas Building, Room 107) for help. We can provide you with tips for identifying a service site that is right for you!

Other Service & Educational Opportunities

Event Volunteer

Agency: Burrel Union Elementary School

Event: School Carnival

Contact: Cheryl Taylor

Phone: 559.866.5634 (School) / 559.905.7201 (Text)
Dates/Times: May 4 - 7 from 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM; May 8 from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Volunteers are needed to help prepare for the school carnival scheduled for May 8th. The majority of volunteers are needed on Friday to help staff the carnival, set-up and work in booths, work the car show, and assist guests.

Recruiting Club Members

Club: Hands On Mental Health

Contact: Angelica Robertson


This new student club focuses on organizing mental health education events and promoting service activities and research related to mental health. Contact Angelica to learn more about how to get involved in planning club activities for the Fall semester.

Volunteer Director

Agency: iCAN TRI Youth Triathlon

Contact: Todd Waldner

Phone: 559.905.9473

Date/Time: Ongoing commitment leading up to event on July 19th

The Volunteer Director is responsible for recruiting and organizing volunteers to facilitate the event. Some responsibilities include attending Race Committee meetings, recruiting volunteers, training/orienting volunteers, organizing and set-up for the event, and attending post-event debrief.

Volunteer Store Clerk

Agency: Habitat for Humanity Fresno County ReStore

Contact: 559.917.3978 /

Dates: Ongoing Commitment

Volunteers will stock shelves, move product, clean and/or assemble items, organize, assist customers and donors. Volunteers can set their own schedules within the hours of store operation: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Saturday.

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