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Now Accepting Applications for the Volunteer of the Year Award

Nomination deadline: March 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Now accepting nominations for the annual University Student Volunteer of the Year Award. This award honors Fresno State students who have made a difference in our community through exceptional gifts of their time and talent over the last 12 months. If eligible, based on financial need, the award recipient will receive a single $1,500.00 scholarship. Simply nominating a student affirms and celebrates their efforts to improve the quality of life for those living in Central California. Download this .pdf for additional information about the application process.

For more information, please contact Taylan Bennett-Parker at


Breaking Records 

We are so pleased to report that this past academic year (2017-18), 18,135 students, faculty, and staff members provided 1,436,069 hours of service to the community--a new annual record--which is equal to an estimated economic value of nearly $40.2 Million. This is an increase of about 50,000 hours of service from previous year.

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 nearly 200 service-learning courses and long-term teaching internships with local school districts.

Fresno State's commitment to service contributed to Washington Monthly ranking the university as number 24 of the top 30 universities in the nation last year. 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