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Tag Archives: #BruinsGiveBack

One Bus, One Cause I Heart Trees Morning Planting Event

On February 23 the Volunteer Center and Bruin volunteers will head outdoors and help plant dozens of trees around the Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Recreation Center Park. Come fall in love with trees this February with a planting project hosted by City Plants whose mission is to expand and maintain LA’s green canopy by helping plant over 20,000 trees around the city. T-shirts, a light breakfast and transportation will be included.

One Bus, One Cause – jane b semel HCI Community Garden

This month, the UCLA Volunteer Center will partner with the Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center to learn all about their jane b semel HCI Community Garden. Volunteers will receive a tour of the space and work on numerous projects that will ensure long-term health for plants grown in raised garden beds and the small fruit tree orchard. Various tasks such as pruning fruit trees, transporting compost, and starting seedlings will be performed in hopes to improve yields for harvests that will eventually be donated to the CPO Food Closet and the broader campus community.

One Bus, One Cause – L.A. Food Bank

Join the UCLA Volunteer Center and Parent & Family Programs at the L.A. 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.

Volunteers will help sort hundreds of pounds of donated canned goods and food items that will go to thousands of families and individuals in need. T-shirts, lunch and transportation will be included.

One Bus, One Cause – Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude is a Chatsworth-based nonprofit that supports active U.S. service members by sending them care packages. The UCLA Volunteer Center partners with Operation Gratitude throughout the year to contribute over 200 hand-written letters from Bruin students, staff, faculty and community members.

Join Bruin volunteers, along with several hundred community volunteers, to help screen letters and assemble thousands of care packages for U.S. service members abroad.

One Bus, One Cause – L.A. Regional Food Bank

Join the UCLA Volunteer Center and the UCLA Alumni Silicon Beach Network at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Volunteers will help with the Food Rescue Program by sorting, inspecting, and repackaging donated food items from stores and local food drives.

Volunteer with Westside Thanksgiving

Please join fellow Bruins in giving back this Thanksgiving by volunteering for Westside Thanksgiving, an annual community holiday dinner event. UCLA volunteers are invited to join other community volunteers to help provide a free sit-down dinner for low-income guests and their families.

In addition to providing a memorable Thanksgiving experience to those in need, this will be a good opportunity to develop a stronger relationship with fellow Bruins!

San Fernando Valley Network | Volunteer with Operation Gratitude

Join Bruins at Operation Gratitude to build care packages for heroes serving overseas and here at home. Bear wear is encouraged.

One Bus, One Cause – Griffin Elementary School

Join the Volunteer Center and dozens of other Bruin volunteers on Nov. 10 at Griffin Elementary School to complete some vital painting and beautification projects on their campus.

T-shirts, lunch, and transportation from UCLA will be included.

Volunteer at Club 21 Walkathon

Join Rose Bowl Bruins to volunteer at Club 21 Learning and Resource Center’s “Together is Better” Walk. Club 21 is a Pasadena nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals with Down syndrome become fully-included members of society.

All Bruins, families and friends are welcome to join us! Let’s show Pasadena how #BruinsGiveBack.

Please indicate which volunteer shift you are signing up for.

7:30 – 11:30 a.m. Walk Registration
or
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Volunteer Management

RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 9. We are seeking 15 volunteers. Club 21 will be providing T-shirts for volunteers, so please let us know your shirt size when you register.

UCLA Volunteer Day

New freshmen and transfer students join together with continuing undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and community members to participate in a wide range of community service projects across Los Angeles.