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Welcome to Learning in Action – the front door to public service at the University of Virginia, dedicated to connecting students, faculty and community partners to social entrepreneurship, community engagement and co–curricular service opportunities.

Service Events and Opportunities


Win a $50 Gift card to the Bookstore

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and enter for your chance to win a $50 gift card to the University Bookstore! Get some new swag for the new semester. Enter here.

Madison House Registration

Madison House offers 19 programs where University students can volunteer one to three hours per week for the semester (in some cases, for the academic year) throughout the Charlottesville community. Programs range from Medical Services to Adopt-a-Grandparent to Animal Welfare and more. Learn more and register online ...

Project SERVE

August 29, 2 to 6 p.m.

UVa's annual Project SERVE is a day of service for new incoming students. It's a great opportunity to jump right into service and meet other service-minded students and community partners. Sign up here.


Deadline: Sept. 3

Want to make a difference? Interested in the arts? Apply to be a 2014-15 UVa Arts Mentor! The Arts Mentors program pairs UVa students with local elementary and middle school children to experience the fine and performing arts in Charlottesville. Contact Julie Caruccio with any questions at ...


Featured Center

Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service embodies the University of Virginia's commitment to serve the people of the Commonwealth. The Center’s mission is to anticipate and forecast change and to serve as a resource to those who need to recognize and address that change. The Center traces its ancestry to the Bureau of Public Administration, created at the University in 1931. The mission is pursued through the provision of policy analysis, applied research, technical assistance, leadership development, survey research, consultation, and training for state and local officials, community leaders, as well as members of the general public. The Center's 60 member staff includes experts in public policy and management, leadership, demographics, economics and finance, politics, organizational development, survey research, workforce issues and experiential education.