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:

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 30, 2016 – My Friend’s Place – 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

My Friend’s Place is a resource center and safe haven for homeless youth in the Hollywood area. Seeking to lower traditional barriers to services, My Friend’s Place helps youth create self-sufficient lives by offering a free and comprehensive continuum of care. My Friend’s Place services include emergency necessities, therapeutic, health, employment, and education assistance, as well as creative arts services.

On this One Bus, One Cause project, volunteers will tour My Friend’s Place’s facilities and then assist with organizing various service areas within the facility, such as the clothing and food closests. In addition, volunteers will create encouraging messages to leave behind for youth receiving services. Volunteers are encouraged to bring an item to donate; visit the organization’s wish list to learn what is most needed.

Friday, May 6, 2016 – John R. Wooden High School – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
John R. Wooden High School is a credit recovery high school located in Reseda. The school, named after Coach John R. Wooden, aims to help students get on track to getting their high school diplomas, offering them an alternative learning environment which enables them to become responsible members of society. This One Bus, One Cause is a partnership with UCLA First Year Experience and the Common Book program. Volunteers will participate in interactive activities with JRWHS students; all activities will include themes found in this year’s UCLA Common Book, Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist. Activities will be led in part by Writer’s Den and UCLA Recreation’s Outdoor Adventures staff. Sign up now to reserve your seat on the bus!


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