Spring Volunteer Fair is Back at FCC’s Veteran’s Square


Photo by: Victor Fontes

Photo taken at Fresno City College Veterans Square on Jan. 23 with information provided by Student Activities

Fresno City College will be hosting its annual Spring Volunteer Fair Tuesday Jan. 24 at Veterans Square from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This year around 30 non-profit organizations will be coming to campus to provide students with information on how they can be more involved in their community. 

Prospective volunteers will be able to view organizations such as Girl Scouts of the USA ,The American Red Cross and Care Fresno. 

There is something for everyone, or as Student Activities Senior Program Specialist Maile Martin put it, “A little bit of everything.”

This gives students an opportunity to get involved and connect with their community.

“It’s a great service to the community and a great service to campus.” said Martin, who believes 

giving back to the community can be beneficial to everyone involved. 

Martin plans the volunteer fair every year with this being its third year in operation. Saying that volunteering is not only fun and a good way to meet people, it can also lead to job opportunities.

Several organizations attending:

Fresno Discovery Center

A science center available for all ages where they can discover, explore, and educate their minds. They offer a wide variety of different events and exhibitions that are both fun and educational for both young and older audiences but also fun for the whole family.

Care Fresno

A non-profit Christian organization focused on providing resources to under-resourced communities in Fresno. They focus their efforts on providing safe spaces for children by providing after school programs in surrounding neighborhoods. Kids can come to these programs for a healthy snack, academic support, and a chance to connect or explore their faith and relationship with God.

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte

They invest in their communities by providing healthcare and education and by expanding rights for all. This planned parenthood includes birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, pregnancy care, abortion, adult care, pediatrics, as well as baby care and testing for sexually transmitted diseases.

Girl Scouts of the USA

Girl Scouts bring dreams to reality and work together to build a better community. Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can come together as they discover themselves and face new challenges. From the help of volunteers, Girl Scouts can find their voices and help make changes that affect the issues important to them. Their mission is to make the world a better place.

The American Red Cross

Our staff and volunteers work hard to deliver vital services from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping you be prepared for how to respond in emergencies. Learn how to help communities and homes recover from disasters, take health and safety courses, and even how to help deliver aid and support programs around the world. The American Red Cross alleviates human suffering by the power and work from their volunteers.