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    Learning in Action

    Public Service at the University of Virginia


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    Learning in Action

    Public Service at the University of Virginia


Service Opportunities

UVA Earth Week

April 17, 2017 to April 24, 2017

This year's Earth Week will include a series of events to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage bold action. Be a part of this UVA tradition by signing up to host a partner event.

Big Spring Thing

April 23, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Kick off Earth Week with the UVA Community Garden! Come by for lots of local food, a container gardening workshop, live music, good times outside, and a celebration of spring. You’ll leave with your very own potted seed! Fourth-years will get the added bonus of checking "plant in the Community Garden" off your list of 117 things to do before you graduate.

Service Panel

April 26, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Hotel A Conference Room

Join us for a service panel followed by Q&A to learn more about how you can start your career with an impact after graduation! Hear first-hand experiences from UVA alumni and agency representatives from the State Department, Peace Corps, Urban Teachers, City Year, and Teach for America.

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.