One Bus, One Cause

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:

Monday, January 19 @ 9:00-3:00
Queen Anne Elementary School (MLK Jr. Day of Service)

Queen Anne Elementary School is located in Mid-City, Los Angeles. This school is a safe, healthy, interactive learning environment that stimulates and nurtures productive independent thinkers. High expectations set by the school’s staff and teachers challenge students to achieve their fullest potential and to respect both themselves and others in the school environment and local community. The goal of parents and educators at Queen Anne Elementary is to work cooperatively in effective partnerships in order to increase the achievement for all students as well as cultivate independent, creative thinkers within a culturally diverse environment.

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Bruins from UCLA’s Alumni Mentor Program will celebrate National Mentoring Month by sending alumni and mentee pairs to the service project along with UCLA Alumni’s Diversity Programs group. Another team from UCLA Transfers will join together in service for Transfer Pride Week. Together, volunteers will complete painting murals around the playground to inspire elementary school children in learning and play.

A light breakfast, lunch, and transportation will be provided. Save your seat by signing up below. Please note: If you are an alum(na) who would like to provide your own transportation, please let us know in the NOTES question below.

Saturday, January 24 @ 9:00-3:00
Burroughs Middle School

John Burroughs Middle School is a public middle school in Hancock Park. The school serves the Hancock Park, Koreatown, Mid-Wilshire and Windsor Square sections of Los Angeles, California. Additionally, it serves portions of Park La Brea, Brookside, and a small portion of the city of West Hollywood is zoned to Burroughs. The school serves about 2,300 students in grades 6-8 and is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

On January 24, 100 volunteers will complete a special “Two Bus, One Cause” to paint college logos on all basketball backboards and repaint playground lines for schoolchildren to use during recess, lunch, and after school. A light breakfast, lunch, and transportation will be provided. Save your seat by signing up below.

Saturday, January 31 @ 9:00-3:00
Saturn Elementary School

Saturn Elementary School is a public school in the Los Angeles Unified School District that serves 510 students in grades K-5. This elementary school is located in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles.

On January 31, volunteers will paint a large mural at the entrance of the school to welcome schoolchildren into their world of learning. A light breakfast, lunch, and transportation will be provided. Save your seat by signing up below.


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