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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


Browse SPRING 2015 Courses

Courses listed on Learning in Action have a service-learning component or explore local, national, or global issues ...

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

There are many needs and many opportunities to help this season, and local nonprofits are signing up volunteers right now for Thanksgiving baskets through Love INC, or to be Toy Lift volunteers on December 5. Most holiday assistance programs take place in early December, so families, businesses, and individuals should start early on planning their volunteer activities ...

Apply to Be a Residential Counselor with the Summer Enrichment Program

Deadline: Jan. 10, 5 p.m.

We are looking for people who are fun, creative, and enjoy working with kids to be residential counselors with the Summer Enrichment Program. You'll get to spend a summer in Charlottesville working with a great staff of college students while you develop your leadership and teamwork skills ...

Davis Projects for Peace Award

Deadline: Jan. 23

Davis Projects for Peace encourages students to design their own grassroots projects for peace. Current UVa undergraduate students are eligible to receive $10,000 for projects to be carried out during the summer of 2015. Students may submit proposals for individual or group projects ...


Featured Center

The Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center

The Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center was created in 1996 to recognize the special counseling needs of students interested in pursuing careers in the public sector. Since then, the center has served as Virginia Law’s focal point for public service career counseling, programming and outreach efforts. Staff members offer individual and group counseling to students and alumni considering internship and permanent opportunities, invite speakers to introduce students to the various aspects of public service lawyering, coordinate with student organizations to facilitate programming and run the annual Public Interest Interview Week.