Bruins fan out across Los Angeles for Volunteer Day

Civic Engagement

More than 3,000 UCLA volunteers hit 31 sites as part of the ninth annual day of community service.

For many students, Volunteer Day is a call to action that encourages them to join Volunteer Center projects throughout the year. The center and annual day of service began as the brainchild of Chancellor Block, who spoke at Horace Mann UCLA Community School in South Los Angeles on Oct. 7, alongside California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer and Los Angeles Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson.

What began as the nation’s largest community participation event for new students has become a model for similar projects nationwide.

“This is the greatest Volunteer Day in the nation for students going out into the community,” Block said. “I hope many of you will come back and continue to volunteer. … This is just the beginning.”

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