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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


Global Health Week

Sept. 15-19

Global Health Week was born out of a desire to draw students into the realm of global health and to prompt them to act on health issues locally and globally through service, research, and advocacy. It is both a celebration of the many talented professors, practitioners, and CIOs involved in global health work here in Charlottesville and an exciting opportunity for inter-organizational collaboration ...

CEnter for Undergraduate Excellence Coffee Chat

Sept. 18, 10 to 11 a.m., Bodo's

Join us for a coffee chat session! Drop in with your ideas and questions about the Harrison Awards and the Jefferson Public Citizens (JPC) program. We will host various coffee chats throughout the semester ...

Intern with Jaba

The Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) in Charlottesville is looking for an intern to assist with administrative work for a school-based mentoring program. Tasks include creating surveys, compiling evaluation results, making phone calls, setting appointments, and helping with mailings. JABA is also in need of volunteers to help with special events (one coming up in January and another in April). Tasks vary from helping with mailings to being a team leader to helping to distribute boxes for our canned food drive ...

Active Aging Fair

Sept. 26, 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Senior Center, 1180 Pepsi Place

The Senior Center is recruiting volunteers to assist vendors in taking materials to booths/tables from their vehicle during the Active Aging Fair. Volunteers should be prompt, reliable, and able to lift/carry 20 pounds. There will be 40 local business vendors showcasing community resources at the fair. Contact Kimberly Haynes at for more info ...


Featured Center

The Women's Center

The University of Virginia Women’s Center educates U.Va. students in how to create change in self, community, and the world by providing programs and services that advocate gender equity. The Women’s Center’s mission is education, in the broad sense that Thomas Jefferson envisioned it: the Center teaches students how to create powerful and positive change, in themselves, in their communities, and in their world. This University tradition has been supported by the Women’s Center since its founding in 1989.