One Bus, One Cause

One Bus, One Cause

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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.

Saturday, May 24 @ 8:00-2:00 – Operation Gratitude

In honor of Memorial Day, the UCLA Volunteer Center and UCLA Alumni from the San Fernando Valley Bruin Network will come together for the second year to share some Bruin spirit and assemble care packages at Operation Gratitude. The Van Nuys-based nonprofit organization annually sends 100,000 care packages to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind, and to Wounded Warriors, Veterans and First Responders. The mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face, and express to our Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people. Learn more about the Volunteer Center’s on-going commitment to Operation Gratitude at http://volunteer.ucla.edu/operation-gratitude/.

This service project will include production of the care packages, labeling, letter reading and writing, running packages, re-stocking the lines, breaking down cartons, and many other tasks. Breakfast and snacks are included. Volunteers are welcome to purchase their own lunch from one of the many food trucks that will be on-site, and they give a percentage back to Operation Gratitude. Volunteer sign-ups are available now at the application below.

This project is a collaboration between the Volunteer Center and the Alumni Scholars Club. The Volunteer Leadership Program gives students the opportunity to work directly with the Center by planning and leading their own community service projects in Los Angeles. Learn more this collaboration at http://volunteer.ucla.edu/alumni-scholars/.

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