How do you typically search for local volunteer opportunities? The Richter Center sponsors three one-day service events throughout the year; two occur during the fall semester, while one occurs during the spring semester. On Saturday, April 29th, from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM, the Richter Center will be hosting the annual “Spring Into Service”
Last semester, I was fortunate to participate in the fall event “Serving Fresno Day” at the Discovery Center. This location is dedicated to exposing the community to various aspects of science. Several students and I had the capacity to complete beautification
projects, by painting walls and planting flowers throughout the center. Additionally, we had the opportunity to tour the building and learn more about various species, ecological aspects, and physical components of science. As a science major, it was even more fascinating gaining fundamental information about science so that I can better comprehend, or explain, this material to others around.
For the April 29th “Spring Into Service” event, volunteers still have the opportunity to participate and select the Discovery Center, if they are interested in garnering more scientific concepts. Take advantage of this spring 2017 semester in order to help remodel and attract more visitors to attend the wondrous Discovery Center.
How will you spend the remainder of the semester? What leftover service opportunities do you want your clubs/organizations to take part in?
The Jan & Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning and the Richter Center Ambassadors are proud to present Fresno State’s first ever Service-Learning Showcase! The showcase will take place April 26th, during National Volunteer Week, from 12:00pm-2:00pm, on the USU Balcony. The deadline to apply to be a presenter at the Service-Learning Showcase has been extended to the end of day on Thursday, April 20, 2017.
The Service-Learning Showcase celebrates Fresno State students who have completed projects in service-learning classes this year (Fall 2016 or Spring 2017) by providing them with an opportunity to share their service-learning experiences with the public. This event features a poster exhibit where individuals and teams of students can present a poster on their experience, including the service work they completed, what they learned through the project, and how they impacted the community. All selected presenters will be provided with a table and two chairs. All other presentation or exhibit materials must be provided by the participants.
As a result of your participation, you will receive a certificate honoring your dedication and service work. We will award three service-learning presentations with additional certificates and prizes. Fellow students will judge your service-learning presentation on People’s Choice, Best Reflection, and Best Presentation. You can present individually or in a group.
Below is a list of information required in your submission:
Name and contact information for lead presenter
Name of any additional presenters
Service-learning course title
Number of service-learning hours completed with the project
Poster presentation title
Short description of what your service-learning project entailed (ex. The agency you served with and the activities you completed). 150 words max.
Short reflection on what you learned through this service-learning project (ex. Skills you developed, a new understanding of a course concept, a different perspective on the community, etc.). 150 words max.
Short reflection on how your service-learning project impacted the community (ex. Tangible changes you saw in the community or anecdotes that demonstrate how your service work made a difference). 150 words max.
The deadline to apply to present at the showcase is April 20, 2017. Submit your application online at https://goo.gl/j4BJvS.
If there’s one thing I could die eating, it’s a nice hunk of crab meat. However, I think I tasted it at its finest, when I paired it with an evening of volunteering with the Fresno State Rotaract Club. Rotaract is a club affiliated with the more widely known Rotary Club, but is directed towards a younger demographic. Rotaract brings together individuals between eighteen and thirty years of age, enabling them to “exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.” Rotaract clubs work alongside Rotary clubs internationally, and Fresno State is fortunate to have a chapter of its own. Continue reading “Cioppino Dinner Fundraising Event”→
When Fresno State student, Nancy Mohamed, discovered many Syrian refugee families relocated to Turlock, CA and needed basic necessities such as clothing and toiletries, she took action by spreading the word and advocating via social media. Continue reading “A Small Act Goes a Long Way”→
Being Greek in the United States can present a few problems. Now, I am not referring to individuals whose grandparents, parents or themselves were born in the country of Greece. I am referring to individuals who have chosen to be part of a social fraternity or sorority. There is an extensive list of multicultural fraternities and sororities, honor societies, and major related organizations that also identify themselves through the use of Greek letters, but for the purpose of this discussion, I will focus on social fraternities and sororities. Continue reading “GR∑∑KS IN SERVICE”→
The winter season is wonderful due to cooler weather and amazing volunteer opportunities! One opportunity that I finally took advantage of was Zoo Boo at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. This event is held four times in the month of October and is a great way to take your children, nephews, nieces, or anyone trick or treating in a safe space. You also get to learn about various organizations in Fresno and witness the zoo animals at night. Continue reading “Zoo Boo!”→
This year, from November 7-11, we celebrated Random Acts of Kindness week at Fresno State. The week consisted of spreading kindness and letting others know the significance of it. Our week initiated with the Wheel of Kindness. Students were able to spin the wheel to gain ideas on different ways they can help spread kindness around campus or among the community. The kindness acts on the wheel included: share a smile with a stranger, serve at the Bulldog Pantry, compliment a stranger, feed the hungry, and donate to a charity. Continue reading “Random Acts of Kindness Week 2016”→