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:

Upcoming Projects

(Waitlist Only) Monday, January 21 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Big Sunday MLK Jr. Day- Clothing Collection & Sorting

Big Sunday is an organization dedicated to providing opportunities and projects that unite people to improve lives, build community and give everyone a sense of belonging. For this Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, the Volunteer Center will head to Big Sunday headquarters to participate in their annual clothing collection project. Volunteers will help sort, count, fold and pack thousands of articles of donated clothing to prepare it for individuals and families in need. There will also be a community breakfast, arts & craft projects, music throughout the morning. T-shirts and transportation from campus will be included.

(Waitlist Only) Saturday, January 26 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at LA Regional Food Bank.

Join the UCLA Volunteer Center and Parent & Family Programs at the LA Regional Food Bank. The mission of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in the Los Angeles community. The Food Bank gives hope by distributing 59 million pounds of food annually to over 700 agencies across the region. Bruin volunteers will help assemble food packages that will go to thousands of families and individuals in need. T-shirts, lunch and transportation will be included.

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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