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Conduct Research at Cville Farmers Market

May 26, 2018 to December 8, 2018

Interested in local food systems? Interested in researching farmers markets? Interested in making money to spend at the market? Well, the Cville Market Research Team has a special summer (and fall) opportunity for...

Service-Learning in Swaziland, Africa

Join our team on a journey to Swaziland to learn and dedicate your time, skills, and labor to a community of orphaned children struggling with poverty, HIV/AIDS, and illiteracy. This trip will not only change the...

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Volunteer of the Week: Lobna Raya

Lobna Raya is a fourth-year in the College, majoring in Religious Studies with a concentration in Islamic studies and minoring in Bioethics. Some of Lobna's involvements include Alternative Spring Break (ASB), the Ronald McDonald House, and the Islamic Society of Central Virginia (ISCV). Through ASB, Lobna visited Pensacola, Fla., where she helped build houses with Habitat for Humanity. She also helped organize meals and bake at the Ronald McDonald House and volunteers on Sundays at the ISCV teaching Arabic to a class of nine-year-old students.

Public Service Resources

Student Council Community Service Committee

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

Public Service & Government Career 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.