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Service Events and Opportunities


Browse SPRING 2015 Courses

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

Disability Acceptance Week

Oct. 20-24

UVA Student Council, together with IHGC and the Disability Access Committee, invites you to participate in Disability Acceptance Week.

6th Annual Fight Cancer 5K

Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m., The Whispering Wall

Relay For Life at UVa is hosting its sixth annual Fight Cancer 5K, part of the first official FIGHT + FLIP philanthropy weekend at UVa! Join us as we run to raise money for the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer, then stop by Pancakes for Parkinson's following the race for an awesome pancake breakfast to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. 5K Registration is $10 before the race and $15 the morning of the race. Registration opens at 8 a.m. on race day. 

Pancakes for Parkinson's

Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Lawn (south end near Homer statue)

Celebrate the 10th annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s at the University of Virginia to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. This event was founded with the idea that members of the community and students of the University of Virginia could bridge their efforts and fight for a Parkinson’s cure. Students and community members will come together and flip pancakes to help raise awareness and collect donations for Parkinson’s disease ...


Featured Center

Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service embodies the University of Virginia's commitment to serve the people of the Commonwealth. The Center’s mission is to anticipate and forecast change and to serve as a resource to those who need to recognize and address that change. The Center traces its ancestry to the Bureau of Public Administration, created at the University in 1931. The mission is pursued through the provision of policy analysis, applied research, technical assistance, leadership development, survey research, consultation, and training for state and local officials, community leaders, as well as members of the general public. The Center's 60 member staff includes experts in public policy and management, leadership, demographics, economics and finance, politics, organizational development, survey research, workforce issues and experiential education.