UCLA Volunteer Day

Learn about Volunteer Day 2011
The UCLA Volunteer Center’s inaugural event, UCLA Volunteer Day, has become a cornerstone of the UCLA experience. It is the nation’s largest community participation event for new students, and occurs on the Tuesday of True Bruin Welcome Week in September.

Before students attend their first class, they work in conjunction with current students, faculty, parents, staff, and alumni to participate in a wide range of community service projects across Los Angeles. Volunteers participate at the sites of over 25 community partners in every district in Los Angeles to provide critical infrastructure and maintenance support at schools, beaches, parks, homeless shelters, hospitals, and community centers. Participants learn important skills including leadership, task coordination, painting and landscaping, event planning, and more. For some Bruins, this is their first experience in the city of Los Angeles and/or their first time engaging in community service.

Over 8,000 Bruins participate in this event each year, which creates an immediate impact on both the participant and site. This impact has been featured in print and internet news media both locally and nationally. The Center has been congratulated by the White House, the former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and many more. More importantly, the Center has been asked to begin thinking about how we can play a leadership role in the nation and the state; our Volunteer Center and Volunteer Day models have been duplicated at other universities and community areas.

Related stories for UCLA Volunteer Day
UCLA Volunteer Day 2019
On September 28, the UCLA Volunteer Center will host the 11th annual Volunteer Day. In honor of UCLA’s Centennial Celebration, this year’s Volunteer Day will send thousands of volunteers to participate in a total of 100 sites around campus, Los Angeles and the world. –› read more
Posted on July 12, 2019  |   Source: UCLA Volunteer Center
UCLA Volunteer Day’s 10th Anniversary
On Saturday, Sept. 29, the UCLA Volunteer Center will celebrate the 10th annual anniversary of Volunteer Day. Different from past years, this Volunteer Day brings exciting changes that engages more Bruins in more places than ever before. –› read more
Posted on August 10, 2018  |   Source: UCLA Volunteer Center
Volunteer Day 2013: Next Steps
Thank you for serving with us on the 5th Annual Volunteer Day! Service doesn’t stop here. Be sure to follow up on your Volunteer Day experience with a variety of volunteering opportunities at UCLA. –› read more
Posted on September 24, 2013  |   Source: UCLA Volunteer Center
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