July 27, 2009
Employee volunteers are being sought to staff the first-ever UCLA Volunteer Day on Tuesday, Sept. 22, when more than 5,000 new students will participate in restoration and beautification projects at eight locations in Los Angeles: Griffith Park, Point Dume State Beach, the VA Hospital and five local schools.
Volunteer Day will follow the Sept. 21 launch of the new online UCLA Volunteer Center, which will fulfill a long-standing commitment by Chancellor Gene Block to enhance UCLA’s engagement in public service and position the university as a national leader in volunteerism.
Staff and faculty are invited to volunteer as task captains, helping to set up each of the projects and coordinate and supervise participating students. Task captains will be required to attend one of five two-hour training sessions being held 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays during the month of August.
Supervisors of staff members who wish to participate are encouraged to grant release time on Sept. 22, provided the absence would not infringe upon the performance of required job duties.
For more information and to register as a task captain, go to www.uclaevents.com/volunteerday. Registration deadline is Friday, July 31.