Add Volunteerism To Dimacali’s Mix

February 25, 2016
Among her academic achievements, thriving work as a research assistant and variety of hobbies, UCLA student and first-generation Filipina American Danielle Dimacali adds avid volunteer to her list of accomplishments. Since high school, Dimacali has dedicated time and effort toward giving back within her community through various volunteer experiences. In 2011, for just more than one year, she served as a teacher assistant with Kids Depot Learning Academy, helping -- alongside the teacher -- to create a safe and nurturing program for children two through 10 years old. This program fostered fun and education in a stimulating environment that allowed kids to thrive, grow and develop. During summer 2011, for three months, Dimacali volunteers as a summer camp teacher assistant at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. This hands-on, educational museum environment included two week-long camp courses for kids as well as regular opportunities for science-based learning. From September to December 2012, Dimacali served as a health mentor with Anatomy Academy. In conjunction with an educational intervention program to fight obesity, Dimacali taught classes on anatomy, nutrition and more to fifth graders at Stella Middle Charter Academy in Los Angeles. In August 2013, she served as a camp counselor for UCLA UniCamp for nine through 12 year olds. At UCLA Health, from August 2014 to April 2015, Dimacali acted as a hospital volunteer, assisting patients with appointments and providing other essential customer service needs. In April 2015, she began her current volunteer appointment at UCLA Health as a Chase Child Life/Child Development Volunteer with Mattel Children’s Hospital. In this position, Dimacali works with families, including patients, within Chase Place playroom as well as addresses various emotional, social and other needs of hospitalized children.