New freshmen and transfer students living on the Hill will wake up on the morning of Volunteer Day, eat breakfast at the dining halls, and head to the bus loading zone at Hedrick Hall or Canesale Commons for check-in.
Freshmen and incoming transfer students living off-campus should arrive at the bus loading lines at Hedrick Hall or Carnesale Commons (upper Drake Stadium) by 8:00 am.
All new students must take their Bruin Cards to verify that they have pre-signed the Volunteer Day waiver (emails will be sent approximately 10 days before Volunteer Day with instructions). Once volunteers have loaded buses, they will travel to a community partner site, where they will meet the Project Leader and begin the service project. After the project, volunteers will take the bus back to campus.
- Closed-toe shoes: Many community partners will not allow volunteers to participate, or even get off the bus, without covered toes. Volunteers should leave their flip-flops, sandals, and heels at home and wear some sturdy sneakers for these service projects.
- Water: Volunteers should bring a full, refillable bottle of water to the service site, as many locations are outdoors and it is important to stay hydrated. Water will be provided at all sites, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own to supplement our supplies.
- A full belly: Volunteer Day can be an exhausting day of feel-good service, so volunteers should definitely grab whatever they need to be full and happy upon arrival at the buses.
- Volunteer Day t-shirt: A blue Volunteer Day t-shirt will be given to all volunteers during check-in on the day of This shirt is a gift, and we hope Bruins will be seen wearing it at other service projects, but also helps to identify volunteers to community partners. Wear it with Bruin pride!
- Flexible clothing: During the projects, clothes may get dirty, ripped, stretched, painted, or muddy. Purses and extra items should be left at home; the Volunteer Center provides a small cinch bag for water, sunscreen, snacks, and a camera.
- Sun Protection: It might be a very sunny day in Los Angeles, so hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and other sun protection are necessities for outdoor sites.
- Camera: Volunteers who have captured their first service projects as Bruins can share their stories by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bruincard: All new students checking in to load the buses will need to scan their BruinCard to ensure they have pre-signed the Volunteer Day waiver.
Review http://volunteerday.ucla.edu/support/ and http://volunteer.ucla.edu/sponsors/ to learn more about needed in-kind support (buses, food, water, muralists, t-shirts, supplies) as well as individual and corporate sponsorship.
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