UCLA Volunteer Day has transitioned to an online format this year. UCLA Volunteer Day 2020 will consist of 6 educational panels that will focus on topics such as Voter Registration/Suppression, COVID-19, Continuing Service with Community Service Commission, Health Effects of COVID-19 in Minority Communities, Black Lives Matter, and How to Effectively Protest. These 6 panels will serve to provide valuable educational opportunities for our community members to engage in and will be scheduled from 10am – 5:15pm. The Volunteer Center will also include non-profit organizations that will have their own individual Zoom sessions on the day. In these individual sessions, organizations will invite representatives to talk about their respective organizations and provide a call to action on how volunteers can best assist during this time.
In addition to the sessions and sites listed above, there will also be an in-person blood drive with the UCLA Blood & Platelet Center on the UCLA campus. The Volunteer Center will also continue their letter writing campaign for health care workers, have an arts & crafts event for children in 30 minute intervals based on age from 12pm - 1:30pm, hold a CPO basic needs drive at the Luskin Conference Center Turnaround from 9am – 1pm, and will provide resources to recruit and train volunteers to be federal election workers. Lastly, they will be accepting video submissions from volunteers that can include reading a children’s book, doing an easy and safe science experiment, or “how-to” videos on simple tasks or techniques.
Registration for the day is now open; please feel free to browse the Volunteer Day site to register and find out more information regarding the day. The hope with UCLA Virtual Volunteer Day 2020 is to continue to spread the theme of volunteerism while also staying safe during these unprecedented times.
We hope to see you there!