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UCLA Volunteer Center

The UCLA Volunteer Center’s inaugural event, UCLA Volunteer Day, has become a cornerstone of the UCLA experience. It is one of the university’s largest community service events and occurs during True Bruin Welcome.

New freshmen and transfer students join together with continuing undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and community members to participate in a wide range of community service projects across Los Angeles and the globe. Volunteers participate at 45+ community partner sites providing critical service work, beautification, and support at food banks, parks, shelters, senior centers, schools, veterans’ facilities, and various other community organizations.

Register for UCLA Volunteer Day 2021 Projects

To register and view details about each project that we will have on the day, please click on the various categories below. If the site is no longer listed on the sign up form, we have hit maximum capacity. Do not delay, sign up today!

Alumni Networks

Arizona Alumni Network

Austin Alumni Network

Beijing Alumni Network

Hong Kong Alumni Network

Japan Alumni Network

Mixed Alumni Network

Orange County Alumni Network

Rose Bowl Bruins (Project Full)

Sacramento Alumni Network

San Diego Network


Ahead With Horses

Children / Family

Boys & Girls Club of Burbank & GEV (Project Full)

Braddock Elementary School (Project Full)

Cowan Ave. Elementary School (Project Full)

Free Arts (Project Full)


Lincoln Park Recreation Center

Mark Twain Middle School

Paseo del Rey Elementary Natural Science Magnet (Project Full)

PS Science

Puente Learning Center

Valley Village

Walgrove Elementary School

Walt Whitman High School (Project Full)


Friends of Ballona Wetlands (Project Full)

LA Green Grounds / Be Green Bruins (Project Full)

Los Angeles Audubon Society

Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (Project Full)

Runyon Canyon Park Cleanup (Project Full)

Surfrider Foundation / UCLA SAA - Beach Cleanup (Project Full)

TreePeople (Project Full)


Arroyo High School Farm Lab

Fountain Community Gardens

jane b semel HCI Community Garden (Project Full)


Day For Girls - Menstrual Product Kit Assembly (Project Full)

Safe Place For Youth (Project Full)


Food Finders (Project Full)

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (Project Full)

Westside Food Bank (Project Full)


Campus Beautification Project

Community Programs Office (CPO) Basic Needs Drive

D5280 Rotarians Fighting Human Trafficking - Letter Writing (Project Full)

The Book Truck

UCLA Blood & Platelet Donation Drive

Westwood Cleanup Project

Volunteer Day Stats

Service Is What We Do

On September 25, 2021, the Volunteer Center will celebrate the 13th annual Volunteer Day.


How do I register to volunteer? 

  • Registration is required for all volunteers. Sign up to volunteer for a specific site in your area by navigating to the registration form, which is linked at the bottom of each project site page. Registered volunteers will receive additional email information about their project in September. 

When can I register for volunteer? 

  • Registration for Volunteer Day 2021 is now open. Registration will close on September 22.  

Where will volunteers serve on UCLA Volunteer Day? 

  • On Volunteer Day 2021, Bruins will provide service in-person with our community partners, including but not limited to causes related to hunger, homelessness, support of children, and support of senior citizens. 

Will UCLA Volunteer Day 2021 be an in-person or virtual event? 

  • UCLA Volunteer Day 2021 will be an in-person event.

How will UCLA Volunteer Day 2021 stay COVID Safe? 

Who can participate in UCLA Volunteer Day? 

  • UCLA Volunteer Day general volunteer roles are open to all members of the UCLA community which includes all students, staff, alumni, faculty, retirees, family and UCLA community members. **Please note, all volunteers must comply with UCLA COVID requirement at each site.**

Why doesn't a project site show up on the registration form?

  • If a project site is missing from the drop-down list in the registration form, that particular project site has reached full capacity. 

Will there be a UCLA Volunteer Day waiver? 

  • Yes, waivers will be required for all in-person events 

What should volunteers wear and bring on Volunteer Day? 

  • We encourage all of our volunteers to wear blue and gold or UCLA gear. Specific information depending on the project site will be sent to all registrants. Bring sunglasses, a reusable water bottle, hats, sunscreen (if outside), and close toed shoes.  

How can volunteers get involved in service after Volunteer Day?                         

Can I donate to Volunteer Day or the UCLA Volunteer Center? 

  • Help support the Volunteer Center and Volunteer Day by giving to UCLA.  If you are interested donating, please give at

Who should I contact for any specific questions related to Volunteer Day?