Through partnerships with other nonprofits and outside organizations, this program addresses a different cause and organization with each visit to expose Bruin volunteers to a sampling platter of volunteer opportunities and to pique volunteers’ interest in programs they could work with on an ongoing basis.
Looking for ways to participate with One Bus, One Cause? Here are a few ideas:
Saturday, April 6 9:00 am – 12:00 pm jane b semel HCI Community Garden
The jane b semel HCI Community Garden provides an on-campus space for the UCLA community to grow healthy food and foster education of urban gardening practices. In partnership with the Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center, envisioned and supported by Jane and Terry Semel, this garden is intended to promote community building and address food insecurity on campus. During this 3-hour session, volunteers will receive a tour of the space and work on various tasks that will ensure long-term health for plants grown in raised garden beds and the small fruit tree orchard such as pruning fruit trees, starting seedlings, and transporting compost. T-shirts and a light breakfast will be included.
Saturday, April 27 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Compton Creek River Cleanup
Every April, Friends of the LA River organizes the Great LA River Cleanup, La Gran Limpieza, one of the most significant environmental stewardship events in the region and officially the largest urban river cleanup in the country. Situated in what used to be the LA River floodplain, Compton Creek was historically characterized by freshwater marshes, willows, and cottonwood trees. Today, most of the 8.5 mile creek is channelized where you are likely to see stilts, killdeer, mallards, and perhaps even a heron. Come join UCLA Volunteers as we head over to Compton Creek to do our part in protecting the environment. T-shirts, a light breakfast and transportation will be provided.