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Peace Corps

Peace Corps Week at UVA

February 25, 2018 to March 3, 2018

Please join us at these events celebrating the Peace Corps' 57 years of building world peace and friendship. And if that’s not enough to celebrate, this week the Peace Corps announced that UVA has advanced from 15th to 6th in the nation among...

Black History Month

Black History Month

Throughout February, a number of University offices, departments, and groups are hosting events and special programming dedicated to Black History Month. Full event calendars can be found on websites for the...

Watercolor paints

Madison Lane and Rugby Road Charitable Trust Visual Arts Prize

Submissions due March 5

The annual Visual Arts Prize is intended to expand students’ opportunities for creative expression and to showcase significant accomplishments in the Arts. The prize will award one outstanding undergraduate or graduate artist $2,500. Each...

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Theological Horizons Community Engagement Fellowship

Applications due March 12

Theological Horizons is recruiting for a new cohort of Horizons Fellows and Perkins Fellows for the upcoming year. The Horizons Fellows program is for 12 rising fourth-years who journey together to think about faith and vocation. They go on a...

UVA Student Elections

Feb. 21-23

Elections take place this week. Go to to read candidates' platforms and vote for your representatives.

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Mentor Youth Abroad with One Heart Source

South Africa

One Heart Source is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization and top-rated nonprofit headquartered in the L.A. area. We facilitate experiential learning programs for university undergraduate and post-graduate students seeking international...

Celebrate Every Body

Celebrate Every Body Week

February 19, 2018 to February 23, 2018

This weeklong campaign of events is put on by the UVA Coalition on Eating Disorders and Exercise Concerns to spread the message to the Charlottesville and UVA community to celebrate every body type and size. Join us for a week of spreading body...

Volunteer with FoodAssist

We are high school and college students who are committed to reducing food waste in Charlottesville. We pick up leftover food from various organizations around the University of Virginia and the surrounding Charlottesville area and deliver it to...

Submit your nomination to these awards

Submit Your Award Nominations

Deadline: March 14, 5 p.m.

The Univerisity is accepting nominations for two annual awards, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan award and the Ernest H. Ern Distinguished Student award.

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award

This award is annually presented...

The University of Virginia Gentrification, and Housing Justice: A Diagnosis and Proposal

March 17, 2018 - 8:00am to 7:00pm
City Space, 100 Fifth Street, NE (Downtown Charlottesville)

The Charlottesville Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR); Legal Aid Justice Center, Charlottesville (LAJC); Charlottesville Low Income Housing Coalition; and the Grassroots Humanities Collaboration announce a one-day conference...

Multicultural Student Center

Cultural Programming Board

Applications for the Spring 2018 Cultural Programming Board are available! The funding application is live and students can begin to...

Lorna Sundberg

Lorna Sundberg Scholarship

Deadline: Friday, March 16

This $1,500 scholarship is offered to a rising fourth-year international student at UVA who has demonstrated academic merit and commitment to community service. It honors the dedication that marked the life of Lorna Sundberg, the International...

Local Food Hub

Local Food Hub Food Access Fellow

Local Food Hub is seeking a Food Access Fellow to support our work in the community, including our Fresh Farmacy and Farm to Workplace Programs. This is a seasonal, seven month position, and the ideal candidate will be able to commit to the...

New Four-Credit Summer Institute on Food Systems

June 3-29

The Virginia Food Systems Leadership Institute (VFSLI) prepares rising leaders in the area of sustainable food systems by combining pertinent content knowledge in food systems, competency development in leadership, and a means for students to...

Bike & Build

Bike Across the Country: Volunteer Along the Road

May 19, 2018 to August 18, 2018

We are looking for young adults to join our service-oriented cycling trips. Pedal from the Atlantic to the Pacific this summer while stopping every week or so to volunteer with various organizations, like Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together...

National Scholarships & Fellowships Spring Series

Rotunda Multipurpose Room

The Center for Undergraduate Excellence has announced the Spring 2018 Scholarships and Fellowships Series. The sessions are held every Monday at 4 p.m. in the Rotunda Multipurpose Room. The spring series is helpful for students...

PB&J Fund

PB&J Fund Volunteer

The PB&J Fund connects Charlottesville youth with the resources and knowledge necessary to help develop a healthy diet. By working with community partners to provide healthy meals and teach cooking habits, it aims to address kids' nutritional...

Movie Night Facilitator

Facilitate a movie night once a month in our communities for children so they have a safe and happy place to go and be with their friends! This will be at four of our seven sites on a rotating basis. We will provide a screen and necessary ...


Writing Critique Group Volunteer

Central Library (201 E. Market Street)

Serve as the facilitator for an established writing critique group that meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.
Location/Department: Central Library
Reports to: Abby Cox


Habitat for Humanity

Southwood Thursday Child Care Support

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville works to provide decent, affordable housing to Charlottesville Residents. In particular, the Southwood team is looking for a consistent weekly volunteer to assist with childcare during community...


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