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Get ready for the sixth annual UCLA Volunteer Day! 2014 marks the sixth anniversary of this giant day of Bruin service.

This year, first year freshmen and transfer students will join together with continuing undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and community members to visit more than 40sites across greater Los Angeles. Reaching out to every city council district, volunteers will give service at K-12 schools, food banks, parks, shelters, veterans’ facilities, and neighborhood centers. 

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Leadership (2014)

Volunteer Day would not be possible without the support of Bruin leadership.

All roles require the leader to be available on Volunteer Day (September 29), as well as various training and information sessions this summer. Learn more about the available roles and sign up below:

Project Leader

Each Volunteer Day site has one Project Leader that coordinates all aspects of the service project from start to finish. This includes working with Volunteer Center staff, the community partner, Task Captains, Service Liaisons, and volunteers to make a big difference in the community. Project Leaders are responsible for ensuring that the project is well-managed, the impact on the community is clear, and that the service work gets done. Some summer availability and ability to get to and from the site is necessary.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Work with the Community Partner and the Volunteer Day Coordinator to coordinate the scope of work for the day and arrange a welcome for volunteers that reflects the impact being made to the community
  • Work with the Volunteer Day Coordinator to check that all supplies and tasks are ready before the big day
  • Communicate to volunteers the goal of the day and the need the event addresses
  • Ensure that volunteer efforts meet the expectations and goals of the organization
  • Coordinate weekly with the Volunteer Center and Community Partner to ensure the Volunteer Day project is ready to go by September 29
  • Encourage future service to volunteers, including advertisement of similar student service groups on-campus, non-profit community partners off-campus, and other ways of getting involved in civic engagement once the service project is over

 

Task Captain

For every 10-25 new student volunteers on Volunteer Day, a Task Captain is assigned to help them through their service work. Task Captains often lead a specific subset of the volunteer work, such as painting a mural, building a community garden planter, or mentoring a small group of schoolchildren. Task Captains are led by the Project Leader and work closely with volunteers to make a difference and impact in the community. September availability and ability to get to and from the site is necessary.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Work with the Project Leader on the scope of work, design of project, and needed supplies to complete the project
  • Report to & manage tasks from Project Leader; provide assistance as needed
  • Ensure that the assigned group has a task to do and is completing it to the best of their abilities
  • Find new tasks for the group to take on once finished with the assigned task
  • Communicate to volunteers the goal of the day and the need the event addresses
  • Manage and delegate service work to volunteers
  • Ensure that volunteer efforts meet the expectations and goals of the organization
  • Encourage future service to volunteers, including advertisement of similar student service groups on-campus, non-profit community partners off-campus, and other ways of getting involved in civic engagement once the service project is over

 

Service Liaison

Created by the Volunteer Center Fellows in 2011, the Service Liaison program is designed to increase volunteer knowledge about the value of the service being performed at each Volunteer Day site. Service Liaisons also capture highlights of the event for use in social media outreach and development. Through explanation of the impact and value of Volunteer Day, incoming students will feel a greater sense of ownership for their project and feel more connected to their new home of Los Angeles. Preferred Service Liaisons will have their own cell phone, camera, and social media knowledge, as well as knowledge and experience with service organizations at UCLA. September availability is necessary; Service Liaisons will ride to/from site with new student volunteers on buses provided by UCLA.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Report to & manage tasks from the Command Center on the day of service; provide assistance as needed
  • Use a camera and cell phone to document the day through pictures and social media
  • Communicate to volunteers the goal of the day and the need the event addresses
  • Ensure that volunteer efforts meet the expectations and goals of the organization
  • Encourage future service to volunteers, including advertisement of similar student service groups on-campus, non-profit community partners off-campus, and other ways of getting involved in civic engagement once the service project is over

 

 Requirements for all Leaders - Successful leaders possess the following attributes:

  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to smoothly communicate information to the community service agency and volunteers
  • Organizational skills needed to successfully manage the project
  • Creativity and vision when organizing the project activity
  • Promptness in returning emails and/or phone calls from UCLA Volunteer Center
  • The ability to relay important information to volunteers about the project 
  • A degree of flexibility and the ability to take things in stride!

 

Thank you for your interest in UCLA Volunteer Day leadership positions.  Our leadership application period is now over, but we welcome you to participate in the service day at our open project:

Operation Gratitude
Ackerman Union, Viewpoint Conference Room
Monday, September 29 @ 11:00-1:00
Learn More: http://volunteerday.ucla.edu/2014-sites/?id=33

 

 

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