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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



Learning in Action is looking for a creative, motivated intern to manage our social media. Experience with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is required, as well as interest in and knowledge of public service at the University. 5-10 hours per week for the fall semester, with an opportunity to expand to the academic year. This is a great way to gain experience in organizing and implementing a social media campaign and to promote service opportunities to fellow students. The intern will work remotely and independently. All years are welcome to apply ...

Madison House Registration

Registration now open

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 ...

Project Serve

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 ...

become an arts mentor

Deadline: Sept. 4

The Arts Mentors program pairs UVa students with local elementary and middle school children to experience the fine and performing arts in Charlottesville, to expose the children to UVa and its resources, and to give UVa students an opportunity to connect with the local community. The program typically meets once a month throughout the academic year. For full details, requirements, and to apply, visit the website ...