One Bus, One Cause
Why Is This Important?
Our mission at the UCLA Volunteer Center is to inspire the more than 400,000 members of the extended UCLA family, as well as the community at large, to create social change through lifelong participation in volunteer programs and civic engagement. We coordinate service activities on campus and throughout greater Los Angeles to inspire members of the extended UCLA family to give of their time and talent.
At UCLA, there are many ways to give back to the community. Through our Center, Bruins and community members can participate in ongoing and annual service opportunities, suggest volunteer site locations, and lead service projects. The Center also maintains an online listing of campus-wide service groups, and a volunteer database of community service opportunities.
What Your Money Will Do
“At UCLA, civic engagement and community involvement are core values. At a time when volunteer participation is viewed increasingly as a national priority, it is critical for UCLA to be a catalyst for social change and to serve as a leader, inspiring other institutions as well.” — UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block
Community involvement is a core value at UCLA. Please consider joining us in partnership and service by supporting this Spark and our One Bus, One Cause program. Your contribution could fund the staffing, transportation, and materials necessary to complete a service project, and your staff and friends are invited to serve alongside Bruin volunteers to make a difference in our communities.
The UCLA Volunteer Center receives no support from state or student fees, which means 100% of our operations come from donations and support from people like you. Please help us make the dreams come true of 10 community partners to fund 10 One Bus, One Cause projects from February-May 2014.
Major volunteer programs require major resources. With your investment, we can serve our community, teach students about involvement and leadership, cover the cost of transportation to service sites, and provide supplies for landscaping, painting, general service work, and interactive mentorship projects. Our programs and initiatives promote the messages of service and leadership as participants learn important skills, including team and time management, project design and execution, event coordination, meeting the needs of the client, and presenting the results of their work.
We work closely with student groups, campus departments, faculty and alumni mentors, elected officials, and non-profits to further connect with volunteers in ways that go beyond one-time volunteering and lead to life-long engagement.