UCLA Volunteer Day has become the university’s largest and most exciting community outreach project. The first two Volunteer Days involved more than 10,000 new Bruins, faculty, staff, and alumni in dozens of civic engagement projects across Los Angeles.
Volunteer Day 2011 is Tuesday, September 20. This year, we are expanding the projects to reach every major community in the city. During this unifying event for the campus, our volunteers will restore nature trails, create murals, plant trees, refurbish gardens, remove fire hazards, and beautify and repair parks, schools, hospitals, and shelters. We will be mobilizing 5,000 students on over 100 buses, fanning them out to sites around Los Angeles.
You can play a crucial role by volunteering to be a Task Captain. As a Task Captain, you will help set up on-site operations, direct teams, guide buses, and perform various leadership duties on this epic day. You will work with a Project Leader who will manage you throughout the process. Your Project Leader will invite you to a training session at your site, and you will be required to visit the site once or twice more before the big day. For student Task Captains who are away for the summer, we will hold a special training on campus in September as well. Please indicate in the Additional Comments/Special Requests section of the sign-up sheet if you would like to attend this training session.
The interest in Volunteer Day within the UCLA family has been extraordinary. All volunteers will receive a free UCLA Volunteer Center t-shirt, lunch, water, and appreciation for the service you’re giving to the Los Angeles community. To ensure that you have a place for 2011, sign up now!
Thank you for helping us build a community of heroes.