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.

Looking for ways to participate with One Bus, One Cause? Here are a few ideas:


WAITLIST Saturday, April 21 9 am – 2 pm – Helping at Hope Gardens
Due to capacity limit, we are now taking names for a wait list.
Hope Gardens Family Center is an oasis of hope on several acres in the foothills of Sylmar. This transitional housing campus offers sanctuary to single women and children who are experiencing homelessness. The Center helps residents transition from homelessness to independence within 12-36 months by offering rehabilitation programs and services. Bruin volunteers will help organize communal spaces, assist with outdoor beautification projects and participate in games and crafts with youth residents. Transportation, snacks and t-shirts will be provided. Limited to the first 50 signups.

WAITLIST Saturday, April 28 7:30 am – 1 pm – Tree Planting with Tree People
Due to capacity limit, we are now taking names for a wait list.
TreePeople inspires and supports the people of LA to come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. They unite with communities to grow a greener, shadier and more water-secure city at homes, neighborhoods, schools and in the local mountains. Join Tree People and Bruin volunteers in Calabasas to help plant ecosystem-specific trees and greenery along the park bank to enlarge the habitat and protect the waterway. This opportunity is open to the entire Bruin community and ages 14 and up. Transportation, snacks and t-shirts will be provided! Limited to the first 35 signups.


Related stories for One Bus, One Cause
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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