UCLA has been named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, an annual recognition program that celebrates commitment to service and volunteering. The True Bruin standards of excellence advises UCLA to provide service to the community, so it is no surprise that Bruins donated over 2,869,576 hours in 2010. Students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, and friends dedicated their time, strength, and energy all over Los Angeles to clean up parks and beaches, tutor and mentor others, and serve at local hospitals and veterans homes. Senator Barbara Boxer noted, in her letter to Chancellor Block about the award, that: “The students and staff of UCLA have contributed to [the] tradition and have made an impact in the lives of many through a myriad of actions in the communities they serve.”
The UCLA Volunteer Center encourages you to get involved and engaged in the community – Volunteer Day 2011 is just around the corner on Tuesday, September 20. We are still in need of a few more Task Captains and Service Liaisons, so if you would like to serve in a leadership role on this annual day of service, please join the Community of Heroes: http://volunteer.ucla.edu/learn/volunteer-day/.