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Interested in volunteering for HOPE?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with HOPE. Please complete the five steps below. Additionally, check out the “HOPE Volunteer Guidelines” linked below for further instructions. 

Once you complete all requirements, you will become an official HOPE Volunteer. By volunteering with HOPE, you will be able to receive official UCLA Volunteer hours. This means you can use these hours for any outside requirements and if they need to be verified, UCLA can vouch for you.

Volunteer Requirements

HOPE Field Trip Gallery

HOPE has multiple volunteering opportunities with flexible hours. We have on campus and off campus volunteer opportunities here at UCLA, as well as virtual opportunities. Please reach out to the Project Coordinator [hope@cpo.ucla.edu] for more details.

Mondays: San Gabriel High School from 2:30-4:30 PM
Tuesdays: Westminster High School from 3:30-5:30 PM
Wednesdays: Gilbert High School from 1:30-3:30 PM
Thursdays: Loara High School from 3:30-5:30 PM
*NOTE: Transportation time is not accounted for above.

HOPE Volunteer Training Slides

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I would like to volunteer for HOPE. Where do I begin?
A: Yayyy! Please start by completing our Volunteer Interest Form.

Q: Do I need to complete the Volunteer Requirements in a specific order?
A: No. As long as you complete all of the requirements, you can complete them in any order.

Q: How can I get access to the UCLA Volunteer Application form?
A: You may complete the UCLA Volunteer Application form 
here

Q: How can I get access to the Volunteer Assignment form?
A: Email the Project Coordinator [hope@cpo.ucla.edu] after completing the first form to gain access to the Volunteer Assignment form.

Q: Where can I sign up for a HOPE Volunteer & Youth Safety Training?
A: You may sign-up for a Volunteer training here and Youth Safety Training here.

Q: How can I schedule a Fingerprinting/Live Scan appointment with UCPD?
A: Schedule an appointment using their online booking system. Please don’t forget to take your ID as well as the check and LiveScan Request form that you retrieve by completing the request link below.

Q: Do I need to pay for the Fingerprinting/Live Scan?
A: No. Submit a request to obtain an issued check from CPO to pay for your appointment. You will also receive a LiveScan Request Form which is needed for your appointment.

Q: The Fingerprinting/Live Scan asks “If cleared, notify the Project Coordinator”. Do I select yes or no?
A: You can select yes and enter HOPE’s email [hope@cpo.ucla.edu]. If you select no, it’s ok. Just make sure to inform the Project Coordinator when you will be completing the live scan so they can add it to the tracking sheet.

Q: If I’ve already completed the volunteer requirements previously, do I need to complete all requirements again?
A: No. You will still need to complete the DocuSign forms (UCLA Volunteer Application and Volunteer Assignment) as well as the Volunteer Training every year. You do not need to repeat your TB Test (unless it has expired) or you LiveScan (which remains valid for your time at UCLA) 

Q: Do I need to track my Volunteer hours?
A: Yes. If you would like to use these hours for an outside requirement, we can verify these hours as official UCLA Volunteer hours. You will first need to record your hours here. We will then submit these hours to our department which will then be able to vouch for you.

Q: Where can I find the Peer Advising & Tutoring Session Tracking Form?
A: You can find the tracking form 
here. Please remember to complete this every week for every student you help at site! Thank you!