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Public Works: Volunteer Day 2010

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By Jack Feuer

Published Sep 20, 2010 5:00 PM


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New student Tara Noorani joined roughly 1,000 other students in repainting lifeguard stations up and down 25 miles of coastline during Volunteer Day 2010.

Tuesday, Sept. 21, the army fanned out. On the beach, in the hills, throughout Southern California, a blue-and-gold mass of humanity gave service a new meaning. More than 5,000 Bruin volunteers — new freshmen and transfer students joined by other members of the extended Bruin community — took part in service projects across Los Angeles for the second annual UCLA Volunteer Day, the nation's largest one-day service project for new university students.

From early in the morning through the afternoon, UCLA Magazine live-blogged from Volunteer Day Command Central, bringing you real-time reports, videos and photos of this extraordinary day, courtesy of guest blogger Harlan Lebo, director of UCLA's College Market and Undergraduate Communications.

A full story rounding up the day's events gives you all the details about activities at the 22 volunteer sites, from homeless shelters to public schools to 25 miles of coastline.

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More than 100 students at the Santa Monica pier throw up their hands in beginning of an 8-clap after a morning of painting and beautifying the pier and beach. Photo by Roxanne G. Neal.

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