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One Bus, One Cause

Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
52 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 04, at 12:59 AM PDT
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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.

Potential Outcomes

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.

Thank you!

Our way
of Thanking You


Dig In

Provide our first shovel or paintbrush for a One Bus, One Cause project. Every little bit counts! We’ll send you an email to thank you for your support.

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Estimated Delivery: June 2014


Give by the Gallon

Buy a gallon of paint for school beautification projects such as painting murals, adding school logos, or providing touch-ups to a school building. After the event, you’ll receive digital photos of the finished painting project.

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Estimated Delivery: June 2014


Sponsor a Volunteer

Your gift can send one volunteer to the project site. Not only will they make an impact, they may also be inspired to further service! After the project, you’ll receive an email from one of the student volunteers thanking you for your contribution.

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Estimated Delivery: June 2014


Leave Your Mark

With your help, we can buy over 200 markers. After volunteers use the markers during interactive activities with schoolchildren, they are donated to the school so that students can continue to have access to these supplies. We’ll send you a volunteer t-shirt in return.

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Estimated Delivery: June 2014


Food for Good

You’ll feed 50 hungry volunteers for breakfast, lunch, and snacks in between. With your help, Bruins will be energized and ready to serve! We’ll send you a volunteer t-shirt and cinch or tote bag to carry our thanks.

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Estimated Delivery: June 2014


Adopt a Bus

Provide bus transportation for 50 volunteers, or a One Bus, One Cause team, from UCLA to the community partner. We’ll save the front seat for you, along with all of the incentive items above.

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Estimated Delivery: June 2014


Double the Bus, Double the Fun

Your gift provides two buses. To thank you, we’ll work with you to promote a volunteer opportunity within your organization to Bruins interested in service, along with all of the incentive items above.

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Estimated Delivery: June 2014


Adopt a Site

Your contribution will fund all of the needed supplies-educational materials, garden tools, plants, paint, brushes, food, transportation, and other needs-to complete the project. Your organization is invited to partner on the project, along with all incentive items above.

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Estimated Delivery: June 2014
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