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Service Opportunities

Summer Gardening

The PVCC Community Garden has space available for people looking to grow food and help feed the hungry in our community. You can also grow healthy food for your family. We have eight good-sized, raised beds...

Administrative Support

Provide integral behind-the-scenes support for JABA's insurance counseling program by answering phones, scheduling appointments, entering client data, and more. Commitment is one shift per week for 2-4 hours. The...

JABA Student Mentor

Make a difference in a child's life by serving one hour a week at a school of your choice.

JABA's FISH (Friends in Schools Helping) Program is a partnership between local schools and JABA to bring adults into...

Hoos Serving

Volunteer of the Week: Rebecca Alemayehu

Rebecca Abiy Alemayehu is a rising third-year majoring in Political and Social Thought in the College of Arts & Sciences. Rebecca has worked as both a tutor to her peers at the University and also to local high school students in Charlottesville. Rebecca is also an advisor in the Office of African American Affairs Peer Advising Program.

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.