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COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS

What is community service?
Community service, as we are defining it, is a voluntary action in which you--as an individual--wish to lend your time, body, and spirit, towards the betterment of the community. Community service is meant to foster the the participants' learning about larger social issues and an understanding of the reciprocal learning and service which can occur between students and community members.  

What does NOT count as community service?
Any paid position, internship that you are currently a part of, course related work (i.e extra credit opportunities), or otherwise mandated service or org social. Barrio service or any service learning  class does not count, that is mandated service you are getting credit for. Petitioned events are up to our committees discretion.

 
Why is there a community service requirement?

Latinx graduation aims to inspire graduates to continue to pursue higher education and to apply the knowledge gained for the betterment of our communities. Bettering our comunidades and continuing to serve them is core to the ceremony's beliefs and mission. For the past 50 years UCLA Latinx graduates have completed thousands of community service hours for the better of our communities! Thank you for having been a part of this change!

ALL 2023 Latinx Grad participants must complete the 10 hours community service requirement.

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In Person Opportunities 

Here is a list of approved in person volunteer events that count towards our community service requirement.

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Online Virtual Opportunities

In order to be accommodating of all students you are also able to complete your hours virtually! Check out our approved virtual opportunities:

Submit your Hours

Please submit your completed hours sheet below. ONLY  submit form when all 10 hours have been completed!

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Hours Sheet

Here is a link to a form our committee has created to help you track your hours.

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Petition Your Event

Do you have an event that can qualify for Latinx Grad Hours?

Petition down below!

Are you an org and would like to have your event on our official approved list?

Please email our community service chair to petition your event!

communityhours.uclalatinxgrad@gmail.com

 

Must be logged onto a UCLA email to access this form

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Contact the Community Service Committee

Do you have any questions?

Visit our FAQS tab first!

Or Contact our Committee

communityhours.uclalatinxgrad@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I am missing community service hours/payment, can I still pick up my grad pack & tickets?

    • No, you can only pick up your grad pack & tickets once your registration and community service hours are confirmed. ​

  • I did not complete the community service hours. Can I still participate?

    • No, all participants are required to complete this component. 

  • ​I didn't/can't finish my hours by the deadline, what should I do?

    • You must pay $10 per hour that you do not complete. You can do this for a maximum of 5 of the required ten hours, $10 per 1 hour. Please email the community service committee to make these arrangements: communityhours.uclalatinxgrad@gmail.com

  • Does transportation time count towards Latinx Grad hours?

    • No, transportation/the time spent commuting to volunteer events does not count towards your 10 hours. 

  • Where and when are the events to do the community hours?

    • We will be announcing our event list soon. 

  • Can I petition an event?

    • Yes, we will be posting a petition soon! 

  • Why is there a community service requirement?

    • Latinx graduation aims to inspire graduates to continue to pursue higher education and to apply the knowledge gained for the betterment of our communities. Bettering our comunidades and continuing to serve them is core to the ceremony's beliefs and mission. For the past 49 year UCLA Latinx graduates have completed thousands of community service hours for the better of our communities! Thank you for having been a part of this change!

Share your volunteer pictures with us to be featured on our Instagram!

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