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.

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

Saturday, November 1 @ 9:00-3:00 – Harvard Elementary School

The mission of Harvard Elementary School is to be a nurturing academic community. Every child will be motivated to learn through an encouraging partnership between parents and staff members. Harvard strives to provide a safe environment with a rigorous curriculum and highly qualified teachers. The vision for Harvard Elementary School is for all students to be high achieving, lifelong learners and thinkers, who will become productive, successful, and responsible citizens.

On November 1, a group of volunteers will be finishing up some UCLA Volunteer Day projects, including working with an expert muralist to paint murals on the storage bins, touch-up murals on playground floors, and painting a mural on a brick wall of the school. Lunch, snacks, shirts, and transportation will be provided for all volunteers. Sign up below to reserve your spot!

Sunday, November 2 @ 10:00-2:00 – Esperanza Elementary School

Esperanza Elementary is a K-5 public elementary school in the Westlake region of Los Angeles. This school was rated by the Los Angeles Times as a “most effective value-added school” based on California Standards Testing improvement.

On November 2, a small group of dedicated volunteers will be finishing up some UCLA Volunteer Day projects, including touching up paint on the school walls, touching up wainscoting around the school, and touching up the USA mural map painted on the playground. Lunch, snacks, and shirts will be provided for all volunteers; transportation will be done via carpool. Sign up below to reserve your spot!

Sunday, November 9 @ 9:00-3:00 – Veterans Home of West Los Angeles

The Veterans Home of West Los Angeles is an establishment known for its history with our nation’s veterans and the level of care provided by its staff in assisted living and skilled nursing. Our veteran troops receive the support of the military and community for protecting our rights in their time of service in a dignified and respectful home environment.

Since the UCLA Volunteer Day projects on September 29, veterans have been asking when Bruins can come back again! On November 9, volunteers will meet and talk with the Veterans who are housed at the facility, sand and stain outdoor chairs and patio furniture, organize books and magazines for various reading areas, and get the area prepared to celebrate the upcoming Veterans Day on November 11. Lunch, snacks, shirts, and transportation will be provided for all volunteers. Sign up below to reserve your spot!

Saturday, November 15 @ 9:00-3:00 – Monlux Elementary School

Monlux Elementary School is a North Hollywood elementary school that fosters a mutually respectful, child-centered environment where positive interaction promotes critical thinking skills for lifelong learning. The academic curriculum at Monlux develops social, cultural and environmental awareness and encourages students to contribute positively to the global community. Educators and staff consider the different learning styles of their students and strive to provide a variety of teaching and learning strategies to meet their needs. Respect, courtesy, and high moral standards are key components of student life at Monlux Elementary as these standards help to promote positive intercultural relations.

On November 15, volunteers will be finishing up some UCLA Volunteer Day projects to touch-up wainscoting and painting on all school buildings. Lunch, snacks, shirts, and transportation will be provided for all volunteers. Sign up below to reserve your spot!

Saturday, November 22 @ 9:00-3:00 – Gault Elementary School

Gault Elementary is a public elementary serving 466 K-5 students, located in the Van Nuys district of Los Angeles. The school features a Before and After School Program, a Gifted and Talented Program, and bilingual education. UCLA’s presence on the Gault Elementary campus began when the Geffen Playhouse partnered with the School of Theater, Film, and Television to bring the interactive literacy and storytelling programs to the students.

On November 22, volunteers will be finishing up some UCLA Volunteer Day projects to paint murals at the outdoor eating areas and handball court walls. Lunch, snacks, shirts, and transportation will be provided for all volunteers. Sign up below to reserve your spot!

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