UCLA Volunteer Day unites Bruins around the world in day of service

Civic Engagement

From Hong Kong to Kyrgyzstan, New York to Seattle, and more than ever before all over greater Los Angeles, UCLA’s annual Volunteer Day served communities around the world on Sept. 28.

The 11th Volunteer Day celebrated UCLA’s 100th year by sending Bruins to more than 100 locations, the most sites ever. Students, alumni, staff, faculty and community members worked together to make a difference at 76 locations around L.A., as well as sites across California, in eight other states and five other countries for a global day of service…

In west Los Angeles, dozens of students shoveled mulch, weeded garden beds and raked leaves at the Veterans Native Garden on the campus of the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. The 14-acre garden was adopted several years ago by the UCLA Veterans Resource Center and the UCLA Student Veterans of America chapter. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block attended to thank the volunteers, including more than a dozen student veterans representing all branches of the military, for their help strengthening UCLA’s partnership with the VA to support veterans.

“I really appreciate everyone being here, especially our veterans,” Block said to the volunteers as they prepared to work. “This helps and it’s a part of the effort to bring us both together, so we appreciate all you’re doing.”

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