Taking place on April 21 – 27, Volunteer Appreciation Week is an extension of a national campaign to celebrate the people and organizations participating in community service across America. During this week, the UCLA Volunteer Center will recognize the service efforts of volunteers and campus groups that make a difference in communities across Greater Los Angeles.
The narrative of giving back is a part of UCLA’s identity. Students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni contribute countless hours each year to volunteer projects taking place in local communities. From mentoring to building school gardens, the myriad ways that Bruins make a difference are as diverse as the backgrounds of the volunteers themselves.
All Bruins are invited to participate in Volunteer Appreciation Week at UCLA by signing up for a service project, sharing a volunteer experience on the Volunteer Center’s Facebook page, or wearing a service related t-shirt around Bruin Plaza on April 26, 2013 to receive a complimentary gift of appreciation.
Sunday, April 21
One Bus, One Cause: STAR Eco Station
Join a busload of Bruins at a wildlife rescue facility and environmental science museum for an exciting volunteer service opportunity.
Monday, April 22
Three Pillars, One University
Students with developmental disabilities in UCLA Extension’s Pathway program are invited to participate in the third installment of the Three Pillars, One University series. UCLA faculty will engage the students with varied hands-on presentations.
Tuesday, April 23
UCLA Blood and Platelet Center
Schedule an appointment to make a life-saving donation at the UCLA Blood and Platelet Center.
Wednesday, April 24
Campus Service Opportunities
Visit the Campus Service Opportunities website to learn about ways to get involved in service on campus.
Thursday, April 25
Operation Gratitude Letter
Show your appreciation of military service members and veterans by writing a letter of support through Operation Gratitude.
Friday, April 26 10AM – 2PM
Bruin Plaza Service Celebration
Wear your service themed t-shirt to Bruin Plaza and receive a free pair of sunglasses. Various UCLA service groups will be tabling to share information about the causes they support. Join the Facebook event page and invite your friends to attend.
Saturday, April 27
One Bus, One Cause: UCLA Lab School
Join a group of volunteers who will help make improvements to the UCLA Lab School.