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UCLA volunteers make a difference one bus at a time

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One Bus, One Cause
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Bruins volunteering for One Bus, One Cause helped beautify the two-mile-long Bellflower Bike Trail on April 25.

Whether clearing litter from a walking trail or helping with fundraisers at local schools, UCLA volunteers can often be found on weekends helping out around the city in One Bus, One Cause events.

On the weekend of May 9-10, the UCLA Volunteer Center partnered with other campus programs to bring books and tutoring to John R. Wooden High School in Reseda. May 3 found a busload of Bruins at Paseo del Rey Natural Science Magnet in Playa Del Rey, where they staffed the annual Paseo Island Festival, the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year. 

On April 25, Bruins joined volunteers from the Bellflower Volunteer Center and the office of state Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, as well as Bellflower Mayor Scott Larsen and Councilman Sonny Santa Ines, to beautify the Bellflower Bike Trail. They painted light poles, cleaned litter, pulled weeds and raked planters along the two-mile trail.

One Bus, One Cause sends one bus packed with volunteers into the community to tackle specific one-day projects. Visit the website to learn about upcoming programs, or visit the UCLA Volunteer Center project page to look for other upcoming volunteer opportunities.

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