Service Opportunities

Greenbrier Elementary Fun Fair

October 27, 2016 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

Greenbrier Elementary School, 2228 Greenbrier Drive, Charlottesville, VA

The Greenbrier Fun Fair is an eagerly-anticipated annual school community event with volunteers running games such as pumpkin ring toss and human foosball, activities such as moon bounce and face painting, and food and drink.

Fall Festival to Benefit the Alzheimer's Association

October 29, 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Grace Retirement Village, 355 William Mills Drive (Stanardsville)

Fun for all the family! Trunk-and-Treat, live music, face painting, inflatable obstacle course, candy apples, cotton candy, food, drinks, and more!

10th Grade Career Expo

November 2, 2016 to November 3, 2016

Newcomb Hall

Volunteers are needed for the Real Life Challenge Game. Interact with students "selling" cars, clothing, etc, and forcing them to make hard choices. Hint: Get them to break the bank! Lunch will be provided. Volunteers needed on Wed., Nov. 2, 9-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; and Thurs., Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m.– noon and noon–2 p.m.

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

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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

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