All throughout middle school and up until now, I have been heavily involved in volunteer work in many different areas. Whether it is waking up at three in the morning to set up for a race, standing on my feet for countless of hours to pass out programs for people at an event, or working the graveyard shift until two in the morning at the hospital, I love it all.
'The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others' -Ghandi
Coming to UCLA with a passion in my heart for community service was something that I wanted to continue when I got to college. Walking through the aisles of all the clubs at the Enormous Activities Fair was exhausting, but those bright blue jackets with 'belles' on the sleeves stood out to me like no other. After talking with the girls about their service organization, I knew this was the one for me. Part two was the application. Part three was getting the interview. Lastly, part four was getting accepted. The whole time, I was nervous to apply knowing that I would be going against more than 100 applicants to even get a spot for an interview.
|Belles with the New John Wooden Statue
|Dream Street Foundation 25th Anniversary Celebration
|Current and Alumni Belles at We Run the City 5K
Bruin Belles Service Association is an amazing group to be involved in. All the ladies in the organization have a drive and passion that encourages me and inspires me to only want to help out more. I could not have asked for a better organization to be part of here at UCLA. Not only am I able to participate in weekly service events, but I have also met some of my best friends here at BBSA. Volunteering is a lifestyle for me and without volunteer service, I would not feel fulfilled with my life. These past two years have been an amazing journey with Bruin Belles Service Association. My second year here has only begun and it is off to an incredible start. These are the girls that I can always lean on and can call my sisters. We are a large group of individually unique and inspiring women all united by a single cause: to help the world. And when you put us all together in a one room: we are a force to be reckoned with.
Love and hugs,
|Belles at Fall Retreat