Nearly 15,000 volunteers helped Fresno State reach a new record during the 2014-15 academic year, earning over 1,324,843 hours of community service with an estimated economic value of $36.4 million.
A total of 14,910 volunteers served local community organizations and events this year, including The Central California Blood Center, Mediator Mentors, Reading and Beyond, Jumpstart Fresno and The Bulldog Pantry.
This is the sixth consecutive year the university community has contributed over 1 million hours of service in a single year, with many of these programs coordinated through the Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning.
The 2016 academic year kicks off with the annual Community Service Opportunities Fair on Sept. 2 in front of the Kennel Bookstore from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Over 70 agencies will be on hand to share information with students about service opportunities.
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