U.Va. Graduate Guide

Volunteer Opportunities

Madison House

Madison House serves as the student volunteer center at the University of Virginia. They coordinate volunteers, develop leaders, build community partnerships, and promote lifelong volunteer service.

Community Relations Volunteer Opportunities

U.Va.ís Community Relations Office assists nonprofit organizations in securing volunteer help provided by University employees and students. In addition, the office provides information to those wishing to volunteer within the University or the community.

U.Va. Health System Volunteer Services

Volunteering your time at the Medical Center of the University of Virginia Health System means becoming part of one of the best hospitals in the United States. The U.Va. Health System and its physicians have been featured in "The Best Hospitals in America" and "The Best Doctors in America" by U.S. News & World Report. That's because their state-of-the-art technologies involving diagnosis and treatment allow them to offer some of the highest quality patient care available.

Volunteering at the Medical Center also means making a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Their team of over 1000 volunteers contributes an invaluable part of the care that is provided. A variety of activities are available to you as a volunteer. Some involve direct contact with patients; others involve working with families and visitors, while still others occur behind the scenes. While performing this much valued community service, you will become involved with the forefront of today's exciting healthcare field. You will make new friends, learn new skills, and enjoy other benefits, but perhaps the greatest reward of all is personal satisfaction.

U.Va. Sustainability

U.Va. Sustainability strives to promote and support all sustainability efforts at the University of Virginia. Students can get involved by becoming a Conservation Advocate or by volunteering for events such as sorting recyclable materials after home football games.

U.Va. Library Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are attracted to the University of Virginia Library for a variety of reasons. Some come to learn and gain expertise, while others wish to experience the fun and excitement of involvement with a major educational and cultural center. Some volunteer in order to bridge a transition period in their life, and still others volunteer to simply share their time and their talents.

The University of Virginia encourages volunteerism as one way to involve members of the community in the activities of the Library and the University. Their volunteer program enhances the resources and services of the Library by providing much-needed support for Library staff.

McIntire Department of Music Volunteers

As a volunteer or intern for the McIntire Department of Music you will meet and work with people who bring unique gifts and enthusiasm to their work. Their volunteers, interns and student workers come from many diverse occupations and backgrounds and are pursuing different goals, but they share a common interest in music and an appreciation for the many programs that are produced by the McIntire Department of Music.

Virginia Festival of the Book Volunteer

The Virginia Festival of the Book is run largely by volunteers. From handling the programs on-site to office support, from stuffing envelopes to helping set up for participant presentations, the volunteers form the backbone of the festival.

Virginia Film Festival Volunteer

As a non-profit arts organization the Virginia Film Festival relies on the generous support of outside organizations and individuals to produce this extraordinary event.

91.1 WTJU Volunteer

91.1 WTJU is a listener-supported public radio station located on the 2nd Floor of Lambeth Commons, on the grounds of the University of Virginia. WTJU recruits volunteer staff and announcers from the faculty and student body of the University and from members of the community. WTJU is not a student training station but trains all announcers who are accepted based on knowledge of the programming they feature.

Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad

The Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad (CARS) provides primary rescue and emergency medical transport service to the City of Charlottesville, the University of Virginia and half of Albemarle County. CARS is a volunteer rescue squad with approximately 160 active members. There is also career firefighter/paramedics from Albemarle County Fire & Rescue that supplement the staffing on weekdays. In 2005, CARS ran over 16,000 calls and Firehouse Magazine ranked them as the busiest volunteer rescue squad in the country.

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The primary EMS, fire suppression, and rescue agency for Northern Albemarle County. Station 12 has an engine, medic (ambulance), tanker, tower, and battalion chief. No experience necessary to join and free EMT and fire/rescue classes are offered. Telephone: 434.972.4150.

Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA

Volunteers are involved with many aspects of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA's operations and contribute greatly towards improving the lives of the homeless animals they care for.