The Viterbi Impact Program (VIP) connects Viterbi students with the LA community.

As an initiative lead by Dean Yortsos, the Viterbi School of Engineering is challenged to complete 100,000 hours of service per year through combined efforts from students, staff, and faculty.

VIP participants play a vital role in the community as they work as partners with local schools and organizations. VIP volunteers are undergraduate engineering students committed to a semester or more of volunteering in the community and service-learning activities. Volunteer time commitment will vary.

The Viterbi Impact Program is NOW ACCEPTING applications for the Spring 2021 semester until Sunday, January 31, 2021. Please apply here: 

Program Timeline



VIP connects students with volunteer and service opportunities through the K-12 STEM Center. The Viterbi Impact Program is a central location for students to come and reflect on the impact of their service.

Viterbi Impact Program Components

Reflection Sessions


Online reflection sessions is an opportunity for all VIP participants to come together to discuss and reflect on their experiences. 

If you are unable to attend a reflection session please submit a 200-250 word response to the designated prompt below. All reflection responses must be submitted by the date of the session to

Session Time

Zoom Link

Seminars and Workshops

Viterbi Impact Program participants attend workshops to focus on personal and professional development in the aim to achieve positive community engagement outcomes.

Session Title

  • Session #1: How to Engage K-12 Students Virtually 

Time & Zoom Link

  • Date: February TBD

Mid-Semester Check-Ins

Open drop-in hours are available for students to discuss their experience, progress, and potential challenges at their service site. All drop-in hours will be with a staff member of the K-12 STEM Center.

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Frequently Asked Questions