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Fall 2016 Semester

 

Community Service Opportunities Fair

Wednesday, August 31st -- 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Memorial Garden (grass area south of Kennel Bookstore)

Students at Community Service Opportunities Fair

The Fall Community Service Opportunities Fair, open to students, faculty and staff, will feature over 75 community and campus agencies sharing volunteer, internship, and job opportunities. Students are able to personally meet with representatives from local community benefit organizations to learn about volunteer opportunities that can assist in fulfilling service-learning requirements. A sampling of agencies that have participated in past events include: American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Central CA Blood Center, Children's Hospital Central California, Fresno Fire Department, and Sierra Foothill Conservancy. 

Fresno State Blood and Marrow Registry Drives

Tuesday – Thursday, September 13-15, 2016

Blood Drive 

Tuesday, September 13, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. University Courtyard Wednesday & Thursday, September 14 & 15, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Bloodmobile Locations: University Student Union and Maple Mall at the end of the rose garden

To donate blood you must be in good general 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.

 

Blood mobile on Fresno State campus

Tuesday - Thursday, November 8-10, 2016

Benefiting the Central California Blood Center

Tuesday, November 8, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Baker Hall Rec Room
Wednesday & Thursday, November 9 & 10, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Bloodmobile Locations: University Student Union and Maple Mall at the end of the rose garden

To donate you must be in good general 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.

Make a Difference Day

Saturday, October 22, 2016 -- 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Partners: Habitat for Humanity:ReStore, Rotary Storyland & Playland, Ronald McDonald House, and Sierra Foothill Conservancy

Students build a hiking trail on the McKenzie Table Mountain Preserve

Make a Difference Day is a national event encompassing the most comprehensive nation-wide day of helping others. Fresno State partners with local community benefit organizations to complete tangible, long-lasting projects that benefit the community.

Fresno State students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to volunteer and work with our community partners to benefit the community. A sampling of past service projects completed during this event include refurbishment and beautification projects at Woodward Park with Fresno PARCs and at Rotary Storyland and Playland, building of hiking trails with Sierra Foothill Conservancy, and gleaning with the Fresno Food Recovery Network. 

Volunteers may participate individually or as a group.  Each volunteer is required to register and complete the appropriate waiver forms.  Specific instructions will be given to volunteers once they have registered. Volunteers will receive lunch following their service work.

Serving Fresno Day

Saturday, November 19, 2016 -- 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Partners: The Discovery Center, ReStore, Wesley United Methodist Church and Sierra Foothill Conservancy

Students help clean up at Storyland

Fresno State volunteers will observe the national service event, Family Serve Day, by participating locally in Serving Fresno Day.  Volunteers will have the opportunity to complete service projects with local community benefit organizations.  Check back in the fall for more information about our partners for this event.

Don't miss out on your chance to leave your lasting mark on the Fresno community!

Individuals and groups are welcome to volunteer.  See registration link at the top of the page.

 

Spring 2017 Semester

Spring Community Service Opportunities Fair

Wednesday, January 25, 2016

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Satellite Student Union

When students partner with local community benefit organizations a unique opportunity arises for students to develop a better understanding of the comprehensive needs that exist in the community.  These partnerships provide students with valuable learning experiences and community agencies with a valuable pool of potential volunteers, interns, and even employees.  During the Community Service Opportunities Fair students will have the opportunity to learn about volunteer, service-learning, internship and career opportunities offered through area community benefit organizations. 

Fresno State Blood Drives

Tuesday - Thursday, January 24-26, 2017

Benefiting the Central California Blood Center 
Tuesday, Janurary 24, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. University Courtyard 
Wednesday & Thursday, January 25 & 26, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 

Bloodmobile Locations: University Student Union, Education Building, and Maple Mall at the end of the rose garden.

To donate you must be in good general 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.

Tuesday – Thursday, March 28-30, 2017

Benefiting the Central California Blood Center 
Tuesday, March 28, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. University Courtyard 
Wednesday & Thursday, March 29 & 30, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Bloodmobile Locations: University Student Union, Education Building, Maple Mall at the end of the rose garden, and Engineering East. 

To donate you must be in good general 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.

Kids Day

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -- 5:00 am to 2:00 pm

Benefiting Valley Children's Hospital 

 

Students volunteer at Kids' Day

Kids Day is one of the valley’s largest and most visible special events to benefit Valley Children’s Hospital.  Thousands of volunteers throughout the valley help by selling a special “Kid’s Day” edition of the Fresno Bee for $1.  In 2015, approximately 2,000 Fresno State students, faculty, and staff helped to do their part by raising over $43,000!

Please join us to once again help the children and families that are served by Valley Children’s 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!

Registration for Kids Day is now closed.  If you would like to still participate in Kids Day but did not meet the registration deadline, email fresnostatekidsday@gmail.com.

University Student Volunteer of the Year

Nominations Due by March 2, 2017

Each year, the University Volunteer of the Year Award honors Fresno State students who have made a difference in our community through exceptional gifts of their time and talent.  Anyone can nominate a Fresno State student for this award.  Self nominations are accepted.

Spring into Service

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Partners: Rotary Storyland/Playland, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley, Sierra Foothill Conservancy

Fresno State volunteers will participate in a one-day service event, serving local community benefit organizations.  Volunteers will complete service projects in the community. 

Don't miss out on your chance to leave your lasting mark on the Fresno community!

Individuals and groups are welcome to volunteer. Registration is now open!  See the link below under the "Registration Forms" heading.