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Tag Archives: #BruinsGiveBack

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
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.

UCLA Volunteer Day River Cleanup

As part of the 10th Annual UCLA Volunteer Day, the UCLA Alumni Sacramento Network will be helping with a river cleanup. We will spend the morning cleaning up discarded fishing equipment and garbage from the shores of the American River Parkway – and may even spot some spawning salmon!

RSVP here by Aug. 29 to receive a UCLA Volunteer T-shirt.

Questions? Please contact Joanne Wellman, M.P.H. ’90 at

UCLA Volunteer Day with Veteran and Transfer Alumni Networks

Please join the UCLA Veteran Alumni Network and the Transfer Alumni Network, who will be participating in Volunteer Day at the Veterans Garden on the VA Campus.

One Bus One Cause – Memorial Day at Veterans Home of California

Completed in September 2010, the beautiful Veterans Home of California – West Los Angeles – is a 396-bed, state-of-the-art, long-term healthcare facility for California’s veterans that offers residents and their families a wealth of cultural, social and recreational landmarks and opportunities.

Bruin volunteers will interact with the residents and accompany those who have chosen to attend the local Memorial Day ceremony at the Los Angeles National Cemetery. This opportunity is open to all ages, so please feel free to invite family and friends. Transportation, snacks and t-shirts will be provided.

The bus pick-up location will be in UCLA parking lot 36.