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Interested in volunteering? 

Visit the website of the UCLA Volunteer Center to find opportunities in the community and at UCLA.

To volunteer at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Hospital and other UCLA Health locations, see  

UCLA retirees lead active lives, and that includes service to the community and to the university. 

In October 2020, 981 UCLA retirees responded to a system-wide survey. The survey respondents reported that 65% of them (643) volunteered in the community, and 25% (249) volunteered for the University of California.

Service to the community fell into multiple categories:

 Percentage  Number  Category
 26%  256  Community/Civic
 19%  189  Faith-Based
 14%  134  Political
 10%  97  Teaching
 10%  94  Museum/Arts/Culture

Additional responses: Other (144), mentoring/tutoring (77), medical (63), library/literacy (50), governmental (27). Multiple responses were allowed, so percentages may total more than 100%. 

There were two questions in the survey about service to the University of California. The first question was about mentoring, advising or teaching.There were 168 positive responses to this question. Fifty-five reported volunteering with undergraduates, 63 with graduate students, and 105 with staff, faculty or administration. Again, multiple responses were allowed. 

The second question was about participating in university committees, research, event/program support, or health care provision. There were 196 positive responses to this question. Multiple responses included 39 reporting health care activities, 44 event/program support, 62 research, and 94 committees, fundraising or promotions.

For complete system-wide survey results from the Council of University of California Retiree Associations, see

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Or phone the UCLA Emeriti/Retirees Relations Center at 310-825-7456

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