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Service Opportunities

Volunteer with the UVA Music Department

The Music Department seeks talented volunteers for the 2017-18 academic year. Email Marcy Day at with any questions.

Volunteer for Planned Parenthood in Charlottesville

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic is looking for a group of passionate volunteers to help carry out local Charlottesville events. If you are interested, please fill out the Google form. You will be contacted on an as-needed basis. If you have any questions, please contact Megana Belagutti.

Catholic Charities Summer Volunteer Needed

(Arlington, VA)

Catholic Charities is seeking summer volunteers. Our Office of Volunteers operates our Prison Ministry, the Parish Liaison Network, the Job Seekers Program, and the Car Ministry. Volunteers are needed 10-20 hours during the work week over the summer. Parking is available, and the office is metro accessible. Contact Sally O’Dwyer at

Public Service Spotlight

Natalie Conners

Natalie Conners

In this spotlight, we meet Natalie, a third-year philosophy and foreign affairs double-major. Natalie has been involved with Take Back the Night (TBTN) since her second year and volunteers in the Charlottesville community through a local arts organization. Read on to learn more about TBTN and other ways to get involved with sexual violence prevention efforts around Grounds. More information.

Public Service Resources

Student Council Community Service Committee

Helps students connect to public service within the University and Charlottesville communities.

Career Center: Public Service Community

Provides information and inspiration about industries like nonprofits, government, policy, international development, humanitarianism, diplomacy, intelligence and security, religious/spiritual organizations, and more.

Madison House

The University's student volunteer center.

Jefferson Public Citizens

An academic research-service program for all UVA undergraduates.


A weekly newsletter committed to connecting students, faculty, staff, and community members with opportunities for active engagement within and beyond the University. Event Submission.

Center for Undergraduate Research

Grant and fellowship opportunities in public service.