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Thanksgiving Meal Match

2019 Thanksgiving Meal Match

Every year, UVA's Lorna Sundberg International Center organizes a Thanksgiving Meal Match to match a local family with UVA's international students, scholars, and their families for a Thanksgiving meal. This unique opportunity allows local...

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Arts Grounds Guides

Deadline to apply: Nov. 17 at 11:59 p.m.

We are a student-run organization that provides one-on-one tours to UVA's arts programs. We are looking for new guides to fill out our roster in 2020. Training will only take two days, and you are only required to give a minimum of TWO TOURS...


7th Annual Rake-a-Thon

November 16, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Burley Middle School

The Habitat Rake-a-Thon is a fun, family-friendly event for people of all ages that raises funds and awareness to build affordable housing in our community. Last year we recruited 500+ volunteers, from both UVA and the Charlottesville community...

American Heart Association

American Heart Association Walk

November 3, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Fontaine Research Park

By participating in the Heart Walk, you’re joining a million Heart Walk Heroes from across the nation raising funds for lifesaving science. Science that can teach us all how to live longer and be Healthy For Good.

The Heart Walk will take...

Albemarle County Public Schools

Fall Festival & Family Bingo Night

October 25, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Greer Elementary School is in need of volunteers to help serve food and run games at our Fall Festival & Family Bingo Night.

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Trunk or Treat Fundraiser

October 25, 2019

Broadus Wood Elementary School is seeking volunteers to help our non-profit organization with the Trunk or Treat fundraiser on Friday October 25th.  The event is at our school in Earlysville and we have a SignUp Genius for available volunteer...

Fall Job & Internship Fair

October 23, 2019 - 10:00am to October 24, 2019 - 3:00pm
Newcomb Hall Third Floor

Recruiters from over 100 corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to UVA to meet students from all majors seeking full-time employment or internship experience. Don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet employers in...

Charlottesville City Schools

Parent University at Jackson-Via

November 19, 2019 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Jackson-Via Elementary School

The Student and Family Engagement (SFE) Team needs your help with Parent University! On Tuesday, November 19th, SFE will host families at Jackson-Via for a night of workshops, community vendors, and more! We need following volunteers to make our...

Public Service & Government

Life After Politics: Global Edition

October 25, 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Bryant Hall Recruiting Room

Engage with alumni from the Department of Politics who will speak on a panel and be available for "flash mentoring" sessions afterwards. Learn about their career paths and hear them share their best career advice for current and contemplating...

Global Development Career Day

Global Development Career Night

October 24, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Bryant Hall Recruiting Room

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" to a...

Securing a Global Internship

Securing a Global Internship

October 23, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Garrett Great 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,...

Education, Counseling, & Youth Development Community

Youth and Social Innovation Networking Night

October 23, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Bavaro Holloway Hall

If you are interested in working with kids, changing education, or just want to make a difference with your career - this is a great opportunity! We are bringing organizations and alumni that specifically focus on working with youth in innovative...

Global Week

Global Week at UVA

October 19, 2019 to October 26, 2019

Global Week at UVA is a celebration of International Education Week (IEW), which was initiated by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education...

Peace Corps

Peace Corps Application Workshop

November 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Hotel A, Global Grounds

Attend this Peace Corps Application Workshop to set yourself apart from others and maximize your chances of being chosen to serve in the Peace Corps. The next application deadline is January 1st for positions leaving in July, August, and...

Peace Corps

Peace Corps Info Session

November 14, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Hotel A, Global Grounds

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, have your questions answered,...

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Team Landscaping

September 18, 2019 - 9:00am to October 31, 2019 - 3:00pm

Charlottesville Shining Star Preschool (flexible with date/time):
We need a team to come out and help us spread mulch in our playground area! This would be a great group activity, especially if you want to enjoy the lovely weather!


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Middle School Tutor

Our tutors work one-on-one with fifth-, sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students to help with homework completion at Buford Middle School and Walker Upper School. The tutors mainly motivate and encourage while also answering some questions...

National Museum of the United States Army

The National Museum of the United States Army, under construction at Fort Belvoir, Va., is now accepting applications for its volunteer program. The first volunteers will be selected this summer in preparation for the Museum’s opening in 2020....


Lead Exercise or Group Activities

Enrich the lives of senior citizens by doing what you love! We are looking to add more music, dance, theater, and exercise to our activities at JABA’s day programs for seniors. Our participants LOVE when UVA students come share their talents! If...


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