Volunteer Day brings out Bruins across Los Angeles and around the worldCivic Engagement
The return to campus at UCLA meant a lot more than students moving into residence halls and starting their classes recently. It also meant the resumption of a much more robust time-honored tradition of service with the UCLA’s 13th annual Volunteer Day.
On Saturday, Sept. 25, approximately 1,500 students, alumni and community members in the greater Los Angeles area and around the world participated. Volunteer Day, which began under UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, is a large-scale community service event meant to inspire new students and continue the UCLA tradition of service.
This year the day involved projects at 39 sites throughout the Los Angeles region, and a half dozen more organized by alumni groups in cities such as San Diego, Sacramento, Austin, Texas, and even Hong Kong.