Service Opportunities

AmeriCorps VISTA Project Coordinator

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Maker Ed is actively recruiting AmeriCorps VISTA members to serve as Project Coordinators with educational organizations in Oakland, CA; East Palo Alto, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Charlottesville, VA; and Sacramento, CA. Serve in some of the most vibrant and growing communities in the U.S.!

Robotics Mentor

September 6, 2016 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Western Albemarle High School (Crozet)

Volunteer one day a week for high school robotics competition team. Tuesdays or Thursdays. No tech skill necessary. Cat herding helpful.

Star in the Office

September 26, 2016 to December 7, 2016

674 Hillsdale Drive (Charlottesville)

JABA’s Insurance Counseling Program will help more than 1,100 people navigate the process of enrolling in prescription drug plans this fall. Reception volunteers are needed to schedule these appointments by phone. Serve a few hours per week during the hours of 8:30-4:30 and be part of something great!

Public Service Spotlight

Madeline Kotoriy

Madeline Kotoriy

For many of us, the homeless are just people we see on the Corner, the people with cardboard signs we try our very best to ignore. For Madeline Kotoriy, however, the homeless of Charlottesville are her guests.

Kotoriy volunteers at the Haven, a day shelter outside of the Downtown mall which provides its guests with meals, shelter, and a variety of services.

“I think much of what motivated me to get involved with the Haven homeless shelter was the opportunity to make really meaningful connections with people in the greater Charlottesville community,”...


Public Service Resources

Student Council Public 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.


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Center for Undergraduate Research

Grant and fellowship opportunities in public service.