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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



The Fall 2016 Learning in Action Course Listing is up! Browse our listing of courses that have a service-learning component or explore and discuss local, regional, or global issues to better engage with your community ...

Resident Assistants Needed for Summer Transition Program

July 25-August 12, 2016, American University

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind is hosting a transition program for a group of 10-15 students who are blind or visually impaired. This program will place the students in internships based on their specific interests and it will have a particular focus on leadership and moving towards college. It will be held over a three-week period on American University's campus. We are in need of resident assistants to help in the dorms during both the mornings and evenings - however, volunteers can choose to work either mornings or evenings if they cannot do both. Volunteers will be needed from Sunday-Friday and will be provided with AU housing, meal cards, and a generous stipend. Contact Elizabeth Knipp for more information at ...

Volunteer with "YoKid," Yoga for Kids and Teens

Alexandria, Virginia

YoKid is committed to fostering positive role models and leaders in the community. Each year, YoKid welcomes undergraduate students, recent college grads, and graduate students to join our team for six or 12 months. Interns commit 15 hours each week in the office and are eligible for practicum/course credits along with unlimited monthly yoga passes at our partner local studio. Multiple positions available: event planner, nonprofit management intern, and graphic designer. Event planners work with staff to organize and promote workshops/trainings, outreach events, fundraisers, and community building socials. Nonprofit management interns gain an understanding of the day-to-day operations of a small nonprofit. Graphic designers gain hands-on experience in programs such as Photoshop and InDesign. Contact Laura Tashjian at with any questions and visit the website for more information ...



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