UCSB Alumni Day of Service

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Mosher Alumni House

UC Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106

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Join us and participate in the second annual Alumni Day of Service!

What is the Day of Service?

No Matter Where You Are
No Matter What Your Passion
Together Gauchos Give Back and Make the World a Better Place!

On February 23, 2019, we want to unite all Gauchos throughout the United States, and the world to participate in a day of giving back to your community. We encourage you to find a volunteer opportunity in your area that is meaningful to you and spend anywhere from one to a few hours giving back.

Register here and tell us what act of service you will participate in on February 23rd and we will send you a Gauchos Give Back t-shirt to wear on the day (S-XXXL). Post a picture of yourself wearing your t-shirt on social media using the hashtag #GauchosGiveBack and email your photo to including your name and class year.

T-shirts available while supplies last when you register by February 15, 2019. If you register later, you are highly encouraged to show Gaucho pride in your UCSB apparel.

You can find Gauchos in every US state and corner of the globe. Opportunities to volunteer with other Gauchos in several metropolitan areas will be added in the coming months. Stay tuned for details.

Regional Events - Check back, more Gaucho organized events to be added

Indicate your project of interest in the registration form, and you will be contacted by the organizer closer to the date.

Los Angeles, CA

"I Heart Trees" Morning Planting Event

  • Time: 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

  • Location: Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Rec Center

    • 14201 Huston Street, Los Angeles, CA 91423

Volunteers will plant trees with the organization City Plants to improve our green canopy environment in LA.


  • Time: 10: 00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Location: The Parlor

    • 7250 Melrose Avenue, Suite 1, Los Angeles, CA 90036

The volunteer group will create bagged lunches, drop in a handwritten love note acknowledging the recipient of the bagged lunch, and distribute meals to the local communities. Living through Giving Foundation is the main organizer of the event.

"I Heart Trees" Afternoon Planting Event

  • Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Location: Lanark Recreation Center

    • 21816 Lanark Street, Los Angeles, CA 91304

Volunteers will plant trees with the organization City Plants to improve our green canopy environment in LA.

Orange County, CA

Ole OC Balboa Beach Cleanup

  • Details to follow

Public Volunteer Service Day with the Bolsa Chica Conservancy

  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Location: Bolsa Chica Conservancy

    • 3842 Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Volunteers will restore and maintain the Bolsa Chica Wetlands including but not limited to the following responsibilities: plant removal, debris disposal, and plant installation.

Portland, OR

8:45 am Argay, Parkrose, Parkrose Heights, Russell, Wilkes neighborhood planting (E Portland)

  • Time: Saturday, February 23, 8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Location: Parkrose UCC, 12505 NE Halsey St., Portland, OR 97230, USA Neighborhood Trees Events (map)

Join us in planting trees as a volunteer. Dozens of large (6-10’ tall) trees will be ready for planting in their new homes across these neighborhoods, and your help is what makes this community planting possible!

Please arrive by 8:45 a.m. to sign-in and enjoy some breakfast snacks and coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. The planting starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. We provide gloves, tools, and guidance, so all you need to do is show up dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes or boots – and be ready to have fun! Our neighborhood volunteers with also provide a potluck lunch for all volunteers after the planting is complete.

How do I register? First, register on the UCSB Alumni Day of Service site, and we will aim to register as a group with Friends of Trees.

Have a pickup truck? We need your help getting these young trees to their planting sites a few blocks away from the central staging site. Please sign up at if you're able to help us out in this key role.

San Diego, CA

Ole SD Beach Clean Up

  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Location: Mission Bay Tecolote Shores

We will begin at Mission Bay Tecolote Shores and head over to East Fiesta Island (there’s no parking lot at the entrance to Fiesta Island anymore, so this is next best alternative)

Santa Barbara, CA

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

"Looking Good Santa Barbara" Litter cleanup

  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Details to follow

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