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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 and topics ...

Volunteer with twice is nice

Through July 7, Twice is Nice (923 Preston Plaza)

Twice Is Nice is a nonprofit upscale resale shop whose proceeds benefit the Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA)'s Mountainside Senior Living. We need volunteers to process donations. Shifts are flexible in two-hour increments and training is provided. For more information, please contact Maureen Breaud at 434-293-8319 or ...

Splash for a Cure 5K Race and Pool Party

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 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


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.