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
Courses listed on Learning in Action have a service-learning component or explore local, national, or global issues and topics ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 splashforacure.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Service News
Located on a one-acre plot which was once organically cultivated for John Kluge, the Morven Kitchen Garden offers a hands-on learning opportunity to study food production cycles, design sustainable agriculture technologies, and develop a better understanding of the social, environmental, and economic implications of our daily food choices. The Morven Kitchen Garden was initiated by students, for students, and it serves both the University and greater Charlottesville community as a site for learning and growing. The Morven Kitchen Garden offers a unique CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program offered exclusively to U.Va. students, faculty, and staff. Weekly CSA shares are available on a monthly basis from May until October, in which a box of fresh produce and recipe book is dropped off each week on Grounds.