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MLK  Day UCLA Volunteer Center & City Year

The UCLA Volunteer Center will be hosting Non-profit Networking Night with the Career Center, Community Service Commission, and the Office of Residential Life on Tuesday, February 7th from 7-9pm in the De Neve Plaza Rooms. This will be a great opportunity to meet with non-profit organizations that are currently hiring interns and career employees, in addition to many organizations that have open volunteer opportunities. Read More

Posted on February 7, 2012 | Source: UCLA Volunteer Center

Volunteer Spotlight – Louis Tse

Posted on August 20, 2014 | Source: UCLA Volunteer Center

Louis Tse has a long-standing and passionate commitment to helping individuals in need. He has been a volunteer Big Brother for five years with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, serves as a volunteer crew leader for Habitat for Humanity, reads to elementary school children each month through Reading to Kids, and teaches piano, guitar, and surfing for CoachArt. –› Read More

Water Main Break Floods UCLA

Posted on August 13, 2014 | Source: UCLA Volunteer Center

A pipeline located on Sunset Boulevard ruptured shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. For approximately four hours, water gushed out onto the street and onto the UCLA campus. Cars were submerged under the constant flow in Parking Structures 4 and 7, and water leaked into some campus buildings and sports facilities including Pauley Pavilion, Bruin Plaza, the John Wooden Center, and the J.D. Morgan Center. Approximately 20 million gallons of water spread from the ruptured pipeline onto the surrounding areas and the UCLA campus. –› Read More

#bruinsgiveback: Volunteer Day 2014

Posted on July 23, 2014 | Source: UCLA Volunteer Center

One day, more than forty service projects, and thousands of New Bruins! Volunteer Day 2014 is coming up on Monday, September 29, and we’re looking for leaders like you to inspire incoming new students in a day of service. Positions range from leading an entire project as a Project Leader, leading 10-25 volunteers as a Task Captain, or encouraging future service to volunteers and taking photos as a Service Liaison. There’s something for every Bruin! –› Read More

Alan Chen Receives the President’s Volunteer Service Award

Posted on July 17, 2014 | Source: UCLA Volunteer Center

A recent graduate of the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, Alan Chen is a recent recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award because of his contributions to the UCLA Office of Environment, Health & Safety. For nearly a year, Alan worked with EH&S as an intern dealing with health and safety standards. He has primarily tracked rodent populations to develop measures to help prevent their spread. Alan says, “People already have enough to worry about, they shouldn’t have to think about pests and their risk to their health.” He uses GIS mapping tools and crunches numbers to visualize reports of rodents on campus. Through his work, Alan now understands factors that contribute to the expansion of rodent populations, such as beds of ivy that can harbor rodents, and where rodent bait stations yield the most efficient reduction in the rodent population. –› Read More

Mongelli Award, Spring ’14 – Coaching Corps

Posted on July 16, 2014 | Source: UCLA Volunteer Center

The Volunteer Center Fellows are proud to award Coaching Corps at UCLA with the Spring 2014 Mongelli Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement. Coaching Corps is a national movement that builds and strengthens communities via sports education. They achieve this specifically by approaching low-income elementary schools that cannot afford sports services and offering to develop the students’ sports skills.

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