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Service Opportunities

Fun Fair Volunteer

April 29, 2017 -
3:30pm to 6:30pm

Woodbrook Elementary School

The Woodbrook PTO hosts a Fun Fair each spring to raise money to support a variety of activities at Woodbook including clubs, field trips, and assemblies. We need volunteers to help run games like ring toss, the duck pond, and relay races in one- to three-hour slots.

Fan Care Coordinator at JABA

June 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017

Gain experience in project management while serving vulnerable community residents through coordinating efforts to keep seniors cool this summer. This is a short-term project (June-Sept) to help manage applications for fans or AC units for the Dominion Senior Cooling Care program. Must check email daily and work in timely manner.

Volunteer Abroad next Summer

April 23, 2017 to July 16, 2017

Fiji, The Amazon, Africa, or Southeast Asia

At VESA, we aim to bring together volunteers and indigenous people to fulfill vital humanitarian needs around the world. Our volunteers will be involved in a variety of infrastructure projects for sanitation, fresh water, education, and food security. This is a great opportunity for students to travel this summer.

Public Service Spotlight

Elizabeth Main

Elizabeth Main

In this spotlight, we meet Lizzie, a fourth-year environmental sciences and global studies double-major, who has been involved in various sustainability-related organizations at UVA throughout her four years here. Learn more about sustainability activities, initiatives, and what we can do to make UVA more sustainable. 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.