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Learning in Action

Public Service at the University of Virginia

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Volunteer of the Week: Jessica Harris

February 21, 2018 - 7:59am

Jessica Harris is a second-year in the College pursuing studies in arts administration, youth and social innovation, and drama. She is the founder of Empowered Players, a 501(c)3 nonprofit youth theater based in Fluvanna County. In addition, Jessica is on the executive board of and teaches with Kids Acting Out, a volunteer after-school theater program. She also participates in various mentorship and volunteer arts programs.

Volunteer of the Week: Virginia Chambers

February 7, 2018 - 11:44am

Virginia is a second-year Government major in the College of Arts & Sciences. She is a Tom Tom Founders Festival Food and Workshop Fellow and member of the Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) Advisory Board. Read on to hear more about her involvements at the University and in the community.

Volunteer of the Week: Ryan Partridge

December 14, 2017 - 9:46am

Ryan is a second-year pre-comm student in the College. He is the president of the UVA Lion's Club. We wanted to get to know him a little better, so we asked him a few questions.

Volunteer of the Week: Will VanOrden

December 14, 2017 - 8:41am

Will is a second-year economics and physics double-major in the College and a released firefighter/EMT with Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department (Station 8 Albemarle County Fire Rescue). We wanted to get to know him and his work with the station a little better, so we asked him a few questions.

Volunteer of the Week: Maame Esi Eghan

November 28, 2017 - 8:07am

Maame is a second-year student in the College involved in several service organizations, including Fashion for a Cause, Organization of African Students, and Green Grounds. She is the co-founder of the Yielding Accomplished African Women project.

Volunteer of the Week: Taylor Shuford

November 17, 2017 - 8:38am

Taylor is a third-year economics and psychology double-major in the College. Currently, he is the Philanthropy Chair for Beta Theta Pi and involved in the Holiday Sharing program at Madison House. During his first and second years at UVA, he also volunteered through the Madison House Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP) and the Creating Assets, Savings & Hope (CASH) program.

Volunteer of the Week: Marisa Lombardi

November 8, 2017 - 10:44am

Marisa Lombardi is a third-year in the McIntire School of Commerce, majoring in Finance and Management. She is the corporate sponsorship chair for Relay for Life, and served two years on the exec publicity committee.

Volunteer of the Week: Maddy Rabil

October 31, 2017 - 12:01pm

Maddy Rabil is a third-year economics and Spanish double-major. She is the philanthropy co-chair for UVA Chi Omega, an organization that holds events throughout the year to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia, including the "Wings for Wishes" event. Maddy also volunteers at the Legal Aid Justice Center through Madison House and serves on the executive board of Relay for Life.

Volunteer of the Week: Matt Tully

October 24, 2017 - 7:59am

Matt Tully is a fourth-year in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, double-majoring in Public Policy and Leadership and Economics. Matt is the Logistics Committee Co-Chair for Pancakes for Parkinson's and has been involved with the charity event for over three years. He is also a mentor through the Bridging the Gap program in Madison House and a member of the External Committee of the Batten Undergraduate Council.

Volunteer of the Week: Kyle Matthews

September 29, 2017 - 12:05pm

Kyle is a fourth-year accounting and marketing student in the McIntire School of Commerce. Kyle has been involved with tutoring in Madison House throughout his four years at UVA and is now the head program director for Tutoring. Kyle also co-founded Totem, a digital resource for nonprofits to digitally raise funds and manage their networks of donors and volunteers.