Skip to Content

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.

Student Activities Fair

August 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Amphitheater

Unsure what you want to get involved in? Want to do something new? This Fall Activities Fair is the best place to learn what student groups are on Grounds, find out what they do, meet some of their members, and sign up for more information ...

Madison House Registration Begins

August 26

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.


Featured Center


University and Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE) is dedicated to helping the University of Virginia and the Charlottesville communities work together to understand the University role in slavery, racial segregation, and discrimination and to find ways to address and repair that legacy, particularly as they relate to present day disparities. To that end, UCARE participants represent a broad cross-section of community members and University faculty, staff and students. We hope that our efforts at working collaboratively across sometimes polarized divides represent authentic steps towards truth, understanding, repair and reconciliation.