The Habitat for Humanity Club at UVA (HUVA) worked with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville for the eighth annual Rake-a-Thon. This year's event raised over over $37,000 in donations for building future Habitat homes in the Southwood community redevelopment.
On November 13, the UVA Peer Health Educators (PHE) hosted the annual 4th Year 5K. Amanda Cheetham, the Assistant Director of the PHE program, shares more about the race's origin and impact within the University and the broader community.
VISAS (Volunteers with International Students, Staff, and Scholars), part of CAELC (Center for American English Language and Culture), was created 22 years ago and provides free programming to English language learners in the UVA community and their family members. Through the VISAS Program, volunteers and international participants practice English together, meet new people, build meaningful relationships, and learn about other cultures.
The Public Service and Government Career Community exists to help you make sense of your experience. Our team helps students explore pathways like politics; global development and humanitarian aid; nonprofits and advocacy-based work; local, state, and federal government; and so much more! Our community extends to include relevant employers and UVA alumni who work in these spaces.
C4K, formerly known as Computers4Kids, is a non-profit organization that provides STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math)-based mentoring and education, as well as 21st-century skills training to local Charlottesville youth.
The Peace Corps sends thousands of American citizens abroad every year to live and work in over 60 countries around the world. UVA students who are interested in serving in the Peace Corp have several resources available to them to learn about the program and how to apply, including Peace Corp drop-in hours and panels with the campus recruiter.
Although the Global Health Case Competition (GHCC) looked different this year, its goals and outcomes remained the same. We spoke with Neemah Koroma, the GHCC Committee Head, and two students from the winning team, Benjamin Feldman and Paige Kobza, about this year’s competition.
The Haven is a day shelter that serves people at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness in the Charlottesville area. We spoke with Ocean Aiello, The Haven’s Community Engagement Coordinator to learn more about the shelter's mission. We also heard from Julia Lucktong and Tuyet-Minh Tran, both UVA fourth-years, about their experience as volunteers.
The Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC) is an organization that provides free legal assistance to members of the Charlottesville community and beyond. We spoke with three UVA student interns at the center in order to learn about their volunteer work and the mission of the organization.
Before COVID-19 drastically changed our lives, UVA student-athletes had completed approximately 1,850 hours of community service starting from June 2019. Here are some examples of their service and how they have had to adjust to the pandemic.