National Volunteer Week takes place in April of each year. The Volunteer Center and the Fellows host Volunteer Appreciation Week at UCLA to celebrate and recognize the people, organizations, and community service efforts that are making a difference in communities across Greater Los Angeles. The narrative of giving back is a part of UCLA’s identity and what it means to be a True Bruin. Students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni contribute countless hours each year to volunteer projects taking place in local communities. From helping the homeless to planting community gardens, the myriad of ways that Bruins make a difference is as diverse as the backgrounds of the volunteers themselves.
To celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week 2017, campus volunteers are invited to join the Center in Bruin Plaza for a kickoff to the week on Monday, April 24. No matter the organization, cause, or student group, all service-minded individuals will be recognized and awarded with Volunteer Center goodies, fun, and entertainment, in addition to sharing upcoming opportunities. Follow the Center all week on social media, where student Fellows will be taking over with profiles of inspiring individuals, service initiatives, and ideas that unify the campus and community. Finally, the Center and Fellows will host a picnic on Friday, April 28, with games and activities for all.