Fresno State students tutor young children at tables in a library.

Now Accepting Nominations for 2017 Volunteer of the Year

Nomination Deadline: March 1, 2017


The annual University Student Volunteer of the Year Award nominations are now open. This award honors Fresno State students who have made a difference in our community through exceptional gifts of their time and talent.  Simply nominating a student affirms and celebrates their efforts to improve the quality of life for those living in Central California.  Self-nominations are accepted. 

Download, complete, and submit the nomination form to the Richter Center by March 1, 2017.


10 Years, 10 Million Hours of Service

This year, Fresno State celebrates over 10 million hours of service to the community, provided over 10 years.  Just this past academic year (2015-16) 20,097 students, faculty, and staff members provided 1,202,370 hours of service to the community--equal to an estimated economic value of over $33.8 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 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 25 of the top 30 universities in the nation.  In fact, Fresno State was ranked 4th nationally in overall service and first in the percentage of Work Study allocated to community service placements. 

Read more about the 10 million hours milestone and the Washington Monthly ranking at Fresno State News.

To learn more about how you can contribute to Fresno State's annual service goal, contact the Richter Center at 559.278.7079.