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Charlottesville Heart Walk

October 29, 2017 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Fontaine Research Park

The American Heart Association is hosting the Charlottesville Heart Walk at Fontaine Research Park, and we need volunteers! Volunteers will need to stay for a minimum of 2 hours.

Elliewood Farmers Market

October 20, 2017 - 11:00am

HackCville is hosting their first farmers market on Elliewood Avenue spotlighting local entrepreneurs! Vendors will give a short pitch, sharing their story and experiences as an entrepreneur. Meanwhile, vendors will be posted outside #9 and #17,...

App Development for Social Impact

October 18, 2017 - 6:30pm

Technology and social media have increased rates of depression and social isolation more than ever. How might we combat this and utilize tech to build community? Join us in hosting local app developer Esteban Castano and HackCville member David...

Greenbrier Elementary Reading Stars

Greenbrier Elementary Fall Fun Fair

October 20, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Greenbrier Elementary School

The Greenbrier Fall Fun Fair is a great community event that attracts neighbors, alumni, current students, and their families. This is the primary fundraiser for the PTO, which supports an array of activities for Greenbrier School, including...

Alpha Phi’s Fifth Annual Thankful 5K

November 12, 2017
Nameless Field

Created in loving memory of our sisters, Casey Schulman and Shelley Goldsmith, the Alpha Phi Thankful 5K brings the UVA community together to send a message of love and gratitude and to celebrate all for which we are thankful. Proceeds are...

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville

5th Annual Habitat for Humanity Rake-A-Thon

November 18, 2017 -
9:30am to 3:00pm
Monticello High School, 1400 Independence Way, Charlottesville, VA 22902

The Habitat for Humanity Rake-a-Thon is a fun, family-friendly event for people of all ages that raises funds and awareness for affordable housing in our community. This year we will be raising money to build Harmony Ridge.

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Apply for Public Service Project Funding

If you are a CIO looking for a chance to apply for public service funding, check to see if your are eligible to apply for funding from the Public Service Programming Board! The Public Service Programming Board (PSPB) is responsible for supporting...

Preschool Fall Festival

October 18, 2017 -
3:45pm to 6:45pm
500 Park Street

Volunteers are needed to help put on First Presbyterian Church Preschool's Fall Festival, a family-friendly event for preschool families. Volunteers will help set up and run this children's event, including face painting, pumpkin...

Apply to be a Challah for Hunger Dorm Rep!

Deadline to Apply: Oct. 22, 11:59 p.m.

Take a greater leadership role in Challah for Hunger to hone your creative communication skills in order to promote CfH and hunger relief within your respective communities. We are looking for self-driven students who are passionate about hunger...

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Teaching Careers Abroad

October 23, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Great Hall in Garrett Hall

Interested in working abroad after graduation? Considering teaching abroad? Attend this panel to hear from experts who have taught outside of the U.S. Panelists will include: Sarah Benson, Peace Corps and Fulbright; Stan Marshall, Spanish...

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Securing a Global Internship: Panel and Resource Fair

October 25, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Great Hall in Garrett Hall

Interested in finding an internship abroad? Join us as we hear from current UVA students who have pursued international internships and learn what steps they took to obtain these experiences. Panelists will represent a variety of industries,...

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UVA Global Internships Expo

October 26, 2017 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Global Grounds at Hotel A

Join us to hear from our Global Intern alums about their experiences, learn more about future opportunities available through the Global Internships Office, and eat free pizza! Past interns will represent a variety of industries, regions of the...

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Global Development Career Day

November 3, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Open Grounds and the Center for Global Health on The Corner

Students interested in careers in global development and humanitarianism: this event is for you! Come learn from alumni in the field of global development about career paths, important skills needed in this field, and how to "break in"...

Volunteer at Game Day Recycling Challenge

October 21, 2017
Scott Stadium

UVA is participating in the Game Day Challenge, a nationwide competition to increase recycling and composting and to reduce waste at football games. As a volunteer, you will encourage fans to recycle during the football game against Boston...

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Pancakes for Parkinson's

October 21, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
South Lawn

The 14th annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s at the University of Virginia will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. This event was founded with the idea that members of the community and students of the University of Virginia could bridge their...

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Peace Corps Application Marathons

December 8, 2017 - 11:00am to December 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
Newcomb 170

Special drop-In hours for resume reviews and help with Peace Corps applications on Dec. 8 & Dec. 15.

Peace Corps Application Workshop

October 30, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Hotel A on the Range

Make your Peace Corps application stand out from the rest. Attend this workshop to learn how to browse volunteer openings, find the right program, and strengthen your application. You will have an opportunity to ask questions about service, learn...

Global Week Story Slam

October 25, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Multicultural Student Center

Bring your story to share with the crowd! We're looking for 3-6 minute stories that celebrate and highlight a personal experience. If your story has a global component, bonus points! Sign up online...

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Global Experience Mini Film Festival

October 23, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Hotel A on the Range

Create and submit a 2-3 minute film that celebrates and highlights your global experience at UVA. Upload your video to YouTube and email the link to Deadline for submission is...

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Peace Corps Information Session

October 23, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Great Hall in Garrett Hall

Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join us at this information session to learn about volunteer experiences, ask questions about service,...


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