For Student Organizations

UCLA has over 150 service-minded organizations and departments through which students and other individuals can pursue volunteer or leadership positions. This page lists many ways these organizations partner with the Volunteer Center to promote service, recruit new volunteers, and be recognized for their efforts. Let the Center help support your cause!

The Volunteer Center maintains an online database of service opportunities that is searchable by potential volunteers. To add a volunteer opportunity on behalf of your organization, complete the Submit a Volunteer Opportunity form, including detailed information about the event, your organization’s mission, and the volunteer assignments. You will receive a confirmation email when your event information has been approved and is live on the Center’s website. Students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, and community members will then be able to learn about your opportunity when searching the database by their favorite cause or key word.

The Center’s Campus Service Opportunities page lists UCLA organizations involved in service, including social media and contact information. To update your organization’s listing on this page, please email the UCLA Volunteer Center directly at volunteer@ucla.edu.

The UCLA Volunteer Center maintains active social media accounts with thousands of followers, including current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and UCLA community members. Non-profits and student organizations may use our social media platforms to promote their volunteer work to our community. To be featured, please see the list below:

1. Add an Opportunity to our database. The webpage created will be used as a link in the Center’s social media posts.
2. Email media@volunteer.ucla.edu two pictures (must be JPG or PNG) and a short blurb about the opportunity. Please include your organization’s website, social media handles, and primary contact information.

Named after the Founding Director of the UCLA Volunteer Center, the Mongelli Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement recognizes registered student organizations that have an outstanding commitment to service. Organizations recognized are dedicated to making a change in their community and upholding the True Bruin Value of Service. The selection process is overseen by the Volunteer Center Fellows. To learn more about the award and past winners, visit the Mongelli Award webpage.

Get inspired! Check out the Center’s Group Opportunities page to find a service opportunity that fits your organization’s interests. Service is a great way to foster relationship building within any group or club and can serve as enjoyable team activity. In addition to the programs listed on the Group Opportunities page, campus organizations can coordinate an Operation Gratitude letter writing session through the Center, attend a One Bus, One Cause project, or reach out to Center staff for other group service ideas.

For one week during Spring Quarter, the Volunteer Center hosts Volunteer Appreciation Week at UCLA in conjunction with National Volunteer Week. It is a week to celebrate and recognize the people, organizations, and community service efforts that make a difference in communities across Greater Los Angeles. During Volunteer Appreciation Week, Bruins are invited to participate by signing up for service projects, sharing volunteer experiences on the Volunteer Center’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and through a variety of service activities designed both to appreciate those who have been involved and to inspire others to serve. Check out the Volunteer Appreciation Week webpage for more information, and make sure your organization is appreciated this Spring!

If you know of a site in the Los Angeles community that would benefit from a busload of UCLA volunteers, please feel free to submit the idea on the Center’s Suggest a Site webpage. When nominating a site for a volunteer program such as One Bus, One Cause or Volunteer Day, make sure the site meets the requirements listed on the application page prior to submission. Visit the Center’s Impact Map for descriptions of past and current community partner sites.

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