Here are some websites that can help you get involved if you're interested in volunteering through a UC campus.
UC Berkeley Cal Corps
Engages more than 5,000 students each year as volunteers and through job placements, internships and classes.
UC Davis Community Service Resource Center
Seeks to promote service through action, allowing people to see the changes that they are capable of initiating.
UC Irvine Center for Service in Action
Promotes volunteerism, recognizing the important role community service and experiential learning plays in the education of students.
UCLA Volunteer Center
Using its website and other technologies, the center encourages students, faculty, staff, alumni and others to become active in their community.
UC Merced Office of Student Life Civic Engagement Program
Connects students to volunteer opportunities and the community while providing educational and life experiences.
UC Riverside You See UCR in the Community
Partnership with the Volunteer Center of Riverside County, Volunteer Match, Serve.gov and California Volunteers connects volunteers with those who in need.
UC Santa Barbara AS Community Affairs Board
Seeks to augment classroom experiences, create opportunities for career exploration and connect the campus to the community.
UC Santa Cruz Student Volunteer Center
Student-run service-learning program connects those who want to volunteer with opportunities on campus and in the Santa Cruz community.
UC AS San Diego Volunteer Connection
Student organization oversees five community service programs for elementary and high school kids, the intellectually disabled and senior citizens.
UC San Diego Center for Student Involvement
Encourages and facilitates student involvement in student organizations, campus-wide events, leadership and service opportunities.
UC San Francisco Community Partnerships
Facilitates civic involvement through education outreach, research, service learning, economic development and grants for programs such as the Mabuhay Health Center.
Free health care
Here are some of the free clinics run by UC students, doctors, dentists and nurses.
UC Davis Student-Run Clinics
Clinics in the inner-city neighborhoods of Sacramento provide free health care to uninsured, low-income and other underserved populations.
UC Irvine Outreach Clinics
Provides free care to people with limited access to health care in Santa Ana, Tustin and neighboring communities.
UCLA Mobile Clinic Project
Student-run program provides health and social services to the homeless and medically indigent in West Hollywood and Santa Monica.
UC San Francisco Community Dental Clinic
Works with several community groups in San Francisco to provide free dental care to homeless and transient populations.
UC San Francisco Homeless Clinic
Medical students, nursing students, medical residents and physicians provide care for San Francisco's homeless residents.
UC San Diego Student-Run Free Clinic Project
Students and health professionals volunteer to offer medical and dental care to the underserved community in the San Diego area.
Law school clinics provide students with academic learning and real-life experience working as a lawyer for clients who can't afford or obtain legal counsel. The clinics offer students the opportunity to provide legal services in fields such as civil rights, immigration and criminal defense.
UC Berkeley School of Law
Boalt Hall has clinics in death penalty law, international human rights, technology and public policy and at the East Bay Community Law Center.
UC Davis School of Law
King Hall offers clinics in civil rights, family protection and legal assistance, immigration law and prison law.
Hastings College of the Law
Hastings provides student clinics in areas such as civil law, criminal practice, mediation, environmental law, and refugee and human rights.
UC Irvine School of Law
UC's newest law school plans several clinics, the first being one in environmental law. The school Pro Bono Program encourages students to offer service to the underserved prior to graduation.
UCLA School of Law
Offers clinics in area such as depositions and discovery, environmental law, community economic development, tribal legal development, immigration and capital punishment.