On Monday, September 19, over 7,000 incoming students will participate in service projects at 50 sites across Greater Los Angeles. It will be UCLA’s eighth Volunteer Day, and the largest yet! To help you make the most of the day, the Center has detailed the schedule of the day’s events.
Share your stories using #BruinsGiveBack throughout the day and learn how students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, and UCLA community members are making a difference by following the Volunteer Center on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Finally, enter the Volunteer Day photo contest for a chance to win a number of prizes. Thank you for your service, Bruins!
Bus Loading and Volunteering | 7 am – 2 pm
Breakfast and bus loading for new freshmen and transfer students will begin as early as 7 am. By 10:00 am, 130 buses will have departed from UCLA’s campus to take nearly 7,000 students to 50 community partner sites. After a morning of gardening, painting, mentoring, and more, students will return to campus by approximately 2 pm.
On-campus Service Opportunity | 11:30 am – 1 pm at the James West Alumni Center
On campus, the Volunteer Center will be hosting a service event in the James West Alumni Center. From 11:30 am – 1 pm, UCLA affiliates and community members will write letters to U.S. Service Members through Operation Gratitude and assemble hats for children with cancer for Hats off for Cancer.
ServeFest | 12:30 – 3 pm at the Intramural Field
Service will continue after Volunteer Day with a tabling event at Bruin Bash! From 12:30 – 3 pm at the Intramural Field, all UCLA students are invited to mingle and learn about ways to get involved in service throughout the year at the second annual ServeFest! Student organizations from across campus will provide information about ongoing service opportunities and how to support special social causes.
#BruinsGiveBack Photo Contest | September 19 – 21
Volunteer Day excitement continues after the event with the #BruinsGiveBack photo contest. Be one of the thousands of participants who will share their experience on social media using #BruinsGiveBack. Submit your best photo and caption to the Volunteer Day photo contest from September 19 – 21 for the opportunity to win a variety of amazing prizes that range from concert tickets to see KT Tunstall and Ice Cube to cooking classes at Sur La Table. Click here for full details.