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Students at Community Service Opportunities Fair

Fall Community Service Opportunities Fair

The fair will be held in the Memorial Garden (grass area south of the Kennel Bookstore) on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

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. The Fall Community Services Opportunities Fair is generously sponsored by Nettra Media. 

Nettra Media

Now Accepting Applications for the Richter Center Service Leadership Academy!

The Richter Center Service Leadership Academy is open to all new Fresno State students (incoming freshmen or transfer students) who want to develop their leadership skills through community service.

Academy members will...

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Be part of a team
  • Learn about community issues and understand their role in impacting those issues
  • Engage in short-term and intensive service experiences
  • Participate in monthly meetings with their teammates
  • Make connections on campus and in the community
  • Attend leadership conferences and trainings
  • And more!

Download this program flier for more information about the academy, including program commitment.  You can also direct questions to Mellissa Jessen-Hiser at or call the Richter Center at 559.278.7079 and ask for Mellissa or Taylan.

Apply today at

Breaking Records 

We are so pleased to report that this past academic year (2018-19), 18,932 students, faculty, and staff members provided 1,401,010 hours of service to the community which is equal to an estimated economic value of over $42.7 Million. 

The services provided range from short-term activities like blood-drives with the Central California Blood Center and Kids Day benefiting Valley Children's Hospital to an average of 156 service-learning courses and long-term teaching internships with local school districts.

Fresno State's commitment to service contributed to the 2018 Washington Monthly, ranking the university as number 24 of the top 30 universities in the nation. In fact, Fresno State was ranked second in the percentage of work study allocated to community service placements.
To learn more about how you can contribute to Fresno State's annual service goal, contact the Richter Center at 559.278.7079