1:01 pm: Bruin students return to campus after UCLA Volunteer Day 2011. This year, 7,081 new UCLA students, staff, faculty, and staff worked at 26 project sites across Los Angeles — schools, parks, shelters, a senior center, and a food bank — on painting projects, distribution of food and school supplies, restoring nature trails, refurbishing gardens, removing fire hazards, and mentoring K-12 school students.
12:58 pm: Some of the 250 Bruin Volunteers at Breed Street Elementary School celebrate after completing their work.
12:49 pm: Bruin volunteers prepare food parcels for children and seniors at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
12:41 pm: UCLA spellout by more than 1,000 Bruin volunteers at Will Rogers State Historic Park. The volunteers completed the single largest project on UCLA Volunteer Day 2011: painting more than 40,000 feet of fencing surrounding the park.
12:35 pm:Bruin volunteers complete a mural at the UCLA Community school.
12:26 pm: UCLA students mentor elementary school students at Arlington Heights Elementary School about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness.
12:13 pm: UCLA volunteers work at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. More than 250 Bruins worked with the Food Bank staff, to inspect and sort donated food, and create food packages for seniors and children.
12:06 pm: Bruin volunteers restore the grounds at Tree People Park. UCLA sent more than 150 students, staff, faculty, and friends of the university to the park to perform trail maintenance, removal of invasive plants, and facilities repair.
11:56 am:Students load up on mulch for plantings at Vista Hermosa Natural Park. UCLA sent more than 150 volunteers to the park for plantings, trail maintenance, and refurbishing benches.
11:51 am:UCLA students with a completed mural at Breed Street Elementary School.
11:44 am: Bruin volunteers prepare mulch for garden bed restoration at Griffith Park.
11:26 am: A UCLA student gives a brief French lesson to students at Magnolia Avenue Elementary School.
11:22 am: UCLA chancellor Gene Block and assistant vice chancellor Keith Parker paint corridors at Breed Street Elementary School on UCLA Volunteer Day 2011.
11:10 am: Bruin volunteers begin work on painting more than 40,000 feet of fencing at Will Rogers State Historic Park. The largest single project for UCLA Volunteer Day 2011, the work involves more than 1,100 volunteers painting all of the fence that surrounds the 50-acre park.
11:03 am: UCLA volunteers work on plantings and garden bed restoration in Vista Hermosa Natural Park. More than 150 students, task captains, and project leaders are at the project site for UCLA Volunteer Day.
10:55 am: UCLA Chancellor Gene Block (center, yellow shirt) greets Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (center) at a gathering of students at Breed Elementary School on UCLA Volunteer Day 2011.
10:52 am:Bruin volunteers paint benches and buildings at Breed Elementary school.
10:46 am: UCLA students work at Griffith Park. More than 300 UCLA volunteers are working at Griffith Park on Volunteer Day, restoring and maintaining trails, and removing invasive plants.
10:29 am: Bruin volunteers paint a mural at Breed Street Elementary School. More than 250 UCLA volunteers are working at Breed Street, painting murals and buildings, planting, and mentoring students.
10:16 am: Bruin volunteers at work in Griffith Park on trail maintenance and removal of invasive plants.
10:02 am: Paint station for Bruin volunteers at Breed Street Elementary School.
9:29 am: UCLA volunteers mentoring students at Magnolia Elementary School.
9:06 am: UCLA volunteers will be working on volunteer projects across Los Angeles, painting, planting, restoring nature trails, clearing brush, and conducting mentoring sessions with K-12 students.
8:48 am: Students on their way to volunteer projects.
8:35 am: 6,800 new UCLA students are now boarding 140 buses going to 26 project sites.
8:20 am: UCLA students prepare to depart for volunteer projects. For 2011, 6,001 new Bruins participated in Volunteer Day.
8:14 am: UCLA Bruin volunteers prepare to travel to their project site.
8:08 am: If you’re using Twitter today, use the hashtag #uclavol.
September 20, 6:55 am: Good morning — it’s UCLA Volunteer Day 2011. More than 7,000 new UCLA students, staff, faculty, and friends of the university are preparing for volunteer assignments at 26 project sites across Los Angeles.
September 19 — UCLA Volunteer Day 2011 is September 20, and we’re getting ready for the nation’s largest volunteer project for new university students. This year, more than 7,000 new bruins, project leaders, and task captains will volunteer at 26 project sites across Los Angeles.
Please visit this site on the morning of September 20 for real-time updates about UCLA Volunteer Day 2011.
Meanwhile, for information about volunteer opportunities, visit the Volunteer Center website here.