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Service Events and Opportunities


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


Nov. 21, 5 to 8 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church (400 Rugby Road)

The Vietnamese Student Association presents the biannual philanthropic event Phofest. Come join us! We will be selling the traditional pho soup, spring rolls, and various other Vietnamese dishes. All profits will go to FoodAid.Compassion, a non-profit organization building water filtration systems in Vietnam. Rides will be given at Bonnycastle starting at 4:45, but the venue is also the FIRST stop off of Rugby via the Inner Loop bus and the building in front of Beta Bridge ...

Fourth-Year 5K

Nov. 22, 8 a.m., Amphitheater

Open to ALL years, faculty, staff, and community members! For twenty three years and counting, 1,000+ people have come together to demonstrate their commitment to responsible, low-risk drinking behavior, healthy living, and to support the Leslie Baltz Foundation. We've got a new course this year, donated prizes from your favorite C'ville vendors such as Ragged Mountain Running Shop, Mincers, Bodos, Smoothie King, Whole Foods, etc., and commemorative Fourth-Year 5K long-sleeve performance wear T-shirts! Top male and female finishers will be featured on the Jumbotron with President Theresa Sullivan during the football game ...

Help Cville Neighbors in Need have a Great Thanksgiving

Nov. 26, 1:30 to 4 p.m., 370-E Greenbrier Drive (Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry)

Looking for a simple way to give back this Thanksgiving? Start your Thanksgiving Break by helping your Charlottesville neighbors in need. Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry is in need of volunteers for our last food distribution before Thanksgiving. Many families in the community depend on food from food pantries to help them get have a good holiday meal. What better way to show THANKS than to GIVE? Contact Nancy at


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Outreach at Darden

Outreach is Darden's umbrella community service organization that organizes fun activities that leave a positive impact on the world outside of Darden.