The Richter Center Ambassador team traveled to Portland, Oregon last week to present at the 16th Annual Continuums of Service Conference. Six of us made the trip and delivered a student-led discussion of ways to increase the impact of student volunteers at institutions of higher education. My fellow Ambassadors Alexi Kimura, Song Vang, Paulina Flores, Emily Hentschke, Amanda de Lima and I presented The Richter Center Ambassadors: A Framework for Recruiting and Retaining Student Leaders to a packed conference room. Two of our peers from the Richter Center S.E.R.V.E. Committee – Oshea Carter and Bianca Mancilla supported us from the audience.
We all found the conference to be very beneficial as we were able to learn about all the other awesome things going on in the world of community service in higher education.
We are already making plans for presenting at the 17th Annual Continuums of Service Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii in April of 2014.
Visit the Washington Campus Compact website to see conference highlights and a list of the presentations.
If you are interested in what the Ambassadors work to achieve at Fresno State and wish to further your leadership skills and commitment to service, please consider applying for one of the Richter Center student leadership positions. The S.E.R.V.E. committee plans and coordinates service events for Fresno State. The Reflection Facilitators lead a meaningful reflection of the days’ work at the various one-day service events held throughout the academic year. And the Ambassadors, of course, promote service work to the Fresno State community and serve as liaisons between students and the Richter Center. Applications can be obtained at fresnostaterca.com/recruitment/ and must be turned in by Wednesday, May 1st.