One Bus, One Cause

Using the momentum and enthusiasm for civic engagement that arises from Volunteer Day, One Bus, One Cause projects send a bus filled with up to 50 UCLA staff, faculty, students, alumni and community volunteers into the LA community in order to address specific needs in that area.

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.

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Upcoming Projects

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.

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Volunteer Experience: One Bus, One Cause: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
On Monday, January 21, 2013, a UCLA campus holiday, a bus full of enthusiastic Bruins loaded up and set out to serve in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. –› read more
Posted on February 14, 2013  |   Source: UCLA Volunteer Center
Volunteer Experience: One Bus, One Cause: Veterans Day
On Monday, November 12, 2012, a bus full of Bruins volunteered their time at the Veterans Home of West Los Angeles. The volunteers were able to hear speeches from volunteer speakers, as well as Executive Director of Volunteer Los Angeles Nancy Olson and UCLA alum Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa! –› read more
Posted on November 29, 2012  |   Source: UCLA Volunteer Center
Veterans Day Service Events
UCLA honors Veterans in a number of ways each year, and the Volunteer Center wants to honor service members through a variety of service projects throughout the weekend of November 9-12. Please join us at the following community service events. –› read more
Posted on October 30, 2012  |   Source: UCLA Volunteer Center
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