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Live Blog: UCLA Volunteer Day 2010

UCLA Volunteer Day is the nation's largest one-day community service project for new university students. On September 21, 2010, almost 6,000 new Bruins and members of the extended UCLA community are participating in service projects at 22 sites across Los Angeles. Here are updates, videos, and photos from the Bruin volunteers.


UCLA Volunteer Center: how you can get involved

Do you want to make a difference? You can connect to hundreds of community outreach opportunities through the UCLA Volunteer Center. Visit http://www.volunteer.ucla.edu.

UCLA Volunteers in action at Santa Monica Beach

Video: UCLA students work on their volunteer project on Santa Monica Beach. (click the arrow below)

Chancellor Block at Angelus Senior Center

Chancellor Gene Block (foreground) and Carol Block (facing camera) work on a volunteer project at the Angelus Senior Activity Center.

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UCLA students on Santa Monica beach

The UCLA volunteers who painted at the Santa Monica Pier pose for an “official portrait.”

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UCLA Volunteers doing paintwork

UCLA volunteers paint at 99th Street Elementary School.

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Volunteers at Angelus Plaza

UCLA Volunteers restore the garden at the Angelus Senior Activity Center.

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Mural Painting — Santa Monica Pier

UCLA volunteers paint the mural at the Santa Monica Pier

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Report from alum Ed Simon ’82

Ed Simon ’82, the site leader for the volunteer projects at 99th St. Elementary School, says: “Students are busy doing taping and prepping for painting. They are really excited and enthusiastic about the projects!”

UCLA Volunteers at Star Eco Station

Volunteers do repair work at the Star Eco environmental education center in Culver City.

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Video report: UCLA Volunteer Day at Santa Monica Beach

UCLA Volunteers work on a lifeguard station on Santa Monica Beach (click the arrow to start)

Report from alumna Jenn Hyman ’09

Jenn Hyman ‘09, one of the coordinators of UCLA Volunteer Day, reports: “Volunteer Day is going great! We’re really happy with how everything is proceeding. The work at Santa Monica Beach is a monster project, but it’s happening!”

UCLA volunteers at lifeguard station

Bruin volunteers work on restoration at a lifeguard station in Santa Monica.

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UCLA Volunteer Day begins!

More than 100 buses loaded with 5,500 new Bruins have departed for community service sites across Los Angeles

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UCLA students ready for Volunteer Day

The first group of students prepare to depart for UCLA Volunteer Day 2010

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UCLA Volunteer Day 2010: at-a-glance

Students and members of the extended Bruin community will complete projects at six LAUSD schools, 15 locations in Griffith Park, 25 miles of coastline projects between Marina del Rey and Zuma Beach, the Santa Monica Pier, a homeless mission, a senior center in downtown Los Angeles, a historic garden, Veterans hospital and cemetery in West Los Angeles, a community garden in Inglewood, and an animal rescue center in Culver City.

Community service projects for include painting, clean-up, landscaping, creating murals, tree planting, garden refurbishment, fire hazard removal and nature trail restoration.

UCLA Volunteer Day: Morning planning at Santa Monica Beach

An early-morning planning team from UCLA gets ready for the arrival of volunteers at Santa Monica Beach on Volunteer Day 2010.

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Morning Update: Volunteer Day 2010

Good morning. It’s overcast and cool as 6,000 new Bruins, alumni, staff, and faculty prepare for Volunteer Day 2010.

Welcome!

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the UCLA Volunteer Day live blog. We’ll be posting comments, videos, and images throughout the day from locations across Los Angeles.

Join us here at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 and follow the live blog.

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Questions about the blog?
Contact Harlan Lebohlebo@support.ucla.edu