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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 Fall 2015 Courses

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

Madison House Registration

Begins August 26

Madison House is the University's volunteer center and features 19 volunteer programs with over 100 community partners throughout the Charlottesville area. Volunteer opportunities range from medical services to animal wellfare to tutoring and more. Commitment is usually one to two hours a week for the semester or the academic year ...

Project Serve

August 28, 2 to 6 p.m.

Project SERVE is an annual event with a twofold mission: to introduce incoming students to service and service learning opportunities at UVa and to familiarize participants with some of the local agencies that rely on the continued dedication and commitment of the University community. Many of our incoming students have been actively engaged in volunteer service during high school and are looking for a way to continue it in college. Project SERVE provides all students with an opportunity to make these connections and form lasting friendships with like-minded volunteers ...

Splash for a Cure 5K Race and Pool Party

August 29, 7 to 10:30 a.m., ACAC Adventure Central (200 Four Seasons Drive)

Come volunteer at the best end-of-summer party in town - Splash for a Cure: 5K Race and Pool Party! We are looking for volunteers who want to help out with the race, the waterpark, or both! Visit for more detailed volunteer descriptions. The event is put on by the Ishan Gala Foundation to raise money and awareness for the devastating childhood cancer neuroblastoma. The funds raised from this year's event will directly support neuroblastoma research at the University of Virginia Children's Hospital. Questions? Email us at


Featured Center

The Miller Center

The Miller Center is a nonpartisan institute that seeks to expand understanding of the presidency, policy, and political history, providing critical insights for the nation’s governance challenges. Based at the University of Virginia, with offices in Charlottesville and in Washington, DC, the Miller Center is committed to work grounded in rigorous scholarship and advanced through civil discourse.