Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the UCLA Volunteer Center?

    The UCLA Volunteer Center coordinates service-related activities on campus and throughout the greater Los Angeles area to continue “Building a Community of Heroes”. The UCLA Volunteer Center’s mission is to inspire the more than 400,000 members of the extended UCLA family, as well as the community at large, to create social change through lifelong participation in volunteer programs and civic engagement.

    The Volunteer Center also maintains an online listing of campus-wide service groups, and a volunteer database of community service opportunities.

    Learn more about the Center and its staff, Fellows, and interns on our About Us page.

  2. How can I find service opportunities?

    The UCLA Volunteer Center website is the perfect place to find your next service opportunity. Our volunteer opportunity search engine combines campus service opportunities with nonprofit opportunities throughout Los Angeles and beyond. Search by keyword, location, and/or date, and find a list of volunteer opportunities that fit your interests.

    Find All Volunteer Opportunities and On-Campus Service Opportunities now.

  3. What programs are offered by the Volunteer Center?

    There are various programs offered and coordinated directly by the UCLA Volunteer Center. Visit Our Programs to see a full list of the Volunteer Center’s own programs and initiatives, including One Bus, One Cause, Project SPELL, Non-profit Networking Night, and more. In addition, visit the Campus Service Opportunities website to learn more about other service groups at UCLA where you can get involved.

  4. Do you have any group volunteer opportunities?

    Yes! If you are part of a large group (10+ people), we’ve created a list of organizations that can accommodate groups of your size. Visit the Group Service Opportunities resource page for a list of ideas to get started and how to get in contact with the individual organization. Note: you will need to find your own transportation and coordinate with the organization itself. If you have an organization you would like to add to our list, email your suggestions to

    The UCLA Volunteer Center also hosts One Bus, One Cause projects that can host up to 50 volunteers! If your group is interested, please sign up individually but know that you will be placed at the same service site and provided transportation from UCLA to the site.

  5. How do I post a service opportunity on the UCLA Volunteer Center website?

    Visit HOW TO: Submit Your Volunteer Opportunity to Our Website for a complete explanation of how to advertise your service opportunity or event to our eager volunteers.

  6. Where can I visit the UCLA Volunteer Center?

    The Center does not have a physical location on campus, but all of our volunteer resources can be found on our website: If you still cannot find what you are looking for or would like additional support, please email us at

  7. Who can volunteer with the UCLA Volunteer Center?

    Our opportunities are open to everyone! The Center is a resource for undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni, staff, faculty, parents, and community members. For projects specifically hosted by the Center, volunteers must be at least 15 years of age. Volunteers aged 15-17 must receive parent or guardian consent in order to participate. Each project may have its own rules and guidelines, so check the individual opportunity for additional information. You may also review UCLA’s general Volunteer Guidelines.

  8. How can I donate to the UCLA Volunteer Center?

    The Volunteer Center receives no state or student funding support; we rely solely on the generous contributions of friends and community members to keep our projects rolling throughout Los Angeles. Thank you for your generous support of the Volunteer Center! Individual donations may be made online through our UCLA Giving website, or you can learn more at our Sponsorship Opportunities website.

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