One Bus, One Cause

Using the momentum and enthusiasm for civic engagement that arises from Volunteer Day, the UCLA Volunteer Center sends a bus filled with volunteers into the community in order to address specific needs in that area.

Through partnerships with other non-profits and outside organizations, this program addresses a different cause and organization with each visit to expose Bruins to a sampling platter of volunteer opportunities and to pique volunteers’ interest in programs they could work with on an ongoing basis.

Looking for ways to participate with One Bus, One Cause? Here are a few ideas:


Saturday, February 25, 2017 – Operation Gratitude – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Operation Gratitude is a Chatsworth-based nonprofit that supports active U.S. service members by sending them care packages. The organization has sent over 1.5 million care packages since its founding in 2003. The UCLA Volunteer Center partners with Operation Gratitude throughout the year to contribute over 3,000 hand-written letters from Bruin students, staff, faculty, and community members. On February 25, volunteers will travel to Operation Gratitude’s headquarters to participate in a large assembly day. Tasks will include stuffing, assembling, and mailing thousands of care packages, in addition to screening letters, sorting supplies, and making paracord bracelets. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 – Gledhill Elementary School – 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Gledhill Elementary and its Math/Science Technology Magnet provide a safe, inviting, and educational environment for K-5 students in North Hills. Every teacher is dedicated to providing children with the best learning environment possible. Volunteers will complete painting projects at the school and interact with the school’s staff, parents, and students. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. This project has been rescheduled because of rain cancellations. Join the Volunteer Center on what will surely be a sunny day that brings smiles to the faces of Gledhill students!

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