The UCLA Volunteer Center is teaming up with City Year Los Angeles for the 5th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 16th from 8:00am-3:00pm. There are 50 open volunteer positions for UCLA community members – students, alumni, staff, faculty, parents, and friends. Bus transportation will be provided between UCLA and the Los Angeles Academy Middle School from the Ackerman turnaround, and parking is free on-campus on Monday, January 16th in observance of the national holiday. Volunteers will also receive a free lunch in exchange for their service.
For more information, see below and click here to sign up.
What is City Year?
City Year is an AmeriCorps program and national nonprofit organization that unites 17-24 year-olds for a year of full-time community service and leadership development, providing young people the skills and opportunities to change the world. City Year corps members are focused on the education and development of youth, serving as mentors for children in partnership with public schools and organizing and running after-school programs and physical service days to revitalize schools and community centers.
What Is A City Year Service Day?
The City Year Civic Engagement team plans monthly community beautification days over the 10 months of service. Over the last four years, City Year Los Angeles has painted murals and blacktop games, has landscaped gardens and constructed benches at schools, parks and community centers. These days of transformative service engage volunteers from all over Los Angeles. Last year alone, City Year Los Angeles engaged over 3000 Los Angeles residents in 15 days of service across the city.
When Can I Volunteer?
This year, City Year is hosting its 5th Annual MLK Service Day where over 1000 volunteers will make a high-needs school a more engaging, educational, and colorful place for children to learn and play.
Date: Monday, January 16, 2012
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm; Registration opens at 8:30am; Lunch is provided
Location: Los Angeles Academy Middle School, 644 East 56th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011
For a full recap of last year’s MLK Service Day (including pictures and videos), check out the City Year LA Blog!
What’s In It For Me?
Participating in a City Year Service Day is a unique opportunity to give back to the community and physically transform a Los Angeles school. Volunteering is a great leadership and team development opportunity where participants will have the chance to meet other service-minded individuals in the greater Los Angeles community.