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Volunteer Connection Events

The following are Volunteer Connection’s annual events.



Volunteer Expo, Fall Quarter

The purpose of Volunteer Expo is to expose UCSD students to different volunteer opportunities available in the San Diego community.  Each year Volunteer Connection invites various on and off campus non-profit, community service based organizations onto library walk where they can promote their cause and agency to students.  In past years this volunteer fair has been successful in informing and helping UCSD students become more involved and educated about the ongoing service opportunities in the UCSD and San Diego communities.

Friday, October 18, 2013 / Week 3 / 10:00am-2:00pm @ Library Walk


Thanksgiving Service Project, Fall Quarter

Each year the Volunteer Connection staff assists those in need during the holiday season. Our Thanksgiving Project includes passing out invitations to individuals residing in downtown San Diego for the free Thanksgiving meal served by the San Diego rescue mission.

Saturday, TBD / Week TBD / 7:00am-10:00am @ San Diego Rescue Mission



College Day, Winter Quarter

College Day is a Volunteer Connection sponsored event that collaborates with lower performing middle schools in the greater San Diego community to bring middle school students onto campus and inform them about higher education in active and engaging ways.  UCSD students are paired with a corresponding middle school student for the duration of the event to help the students become familiar with college life.  The students are taken on a scavenger hunt around the UCSD campus, are served dinner and are taken to the UCSD Men’s Volleyball game at the end of the night.

To sign up email with your name and email address.

Saturday, TBD / Week TBD / 3:30pm-9:00pm @ UCSD



Hands on San Diego, Spring Quarter

This is Volunteer Connection’s largest event of the year.  Hands on San Diego is purposed to promote volunteering among the UCSD community by serving communities in the San Diego area.  Student volunteers are sent to neighboring communities where they take part in restoration projects, graffiti removal and community awareness.  Student volunteers are provided with a t-shirt, breakfast, lunch and transportation to and from the UCSD campus.

Saturday, TBD / Week TBD / 8:00am-3:00pm