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Student Organizations Directory

The student organizations listed here are involved in service through local, national and international community service activities, fundraising and activism. Students self-select the Public Service category through the student organization registration processes and staff assign this category to administrative organizations.

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  • Undergraduate Babysitters

    Undergraduate Babysitters is a student-run volunteer organization that matches undergraduate students with full-time UVA students with children (undergraduate or graduate).  Volunteers provide a few free hours of babysitting a week (usually between 2 and 5) to the student-parents, to provide them time to run errands, study, etc.

  • Unite for Sight

    Unite For Sight, Inc., a member of the National Healthy Vision 2010 Consortium, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works nationally and internationally to develop sustainable solutions to reduce health disparities. Unite for Sight also collects used eyeglasses to donate to eye clinics in developing countries.

  • United Nations Children's Fund at UVA

    The United Nations Children's Fund at the University of Virginia is an organization for those interested in the welfare and rights of children and their betterment under affiliate status of the United States Fund for UNICEF. The mission of UNICEF at UVA is to raise funds for international and local child survival projects funded by the US Fund, to educate and address the rights of children in the United States and abroad.


  • United Nations Women at UVA

    The United Nations Women USNC at the University of Virginia aims to increase awareness of UN Women’s community service programs in the United States that benefit underprivileged, oppressed women worldwide. It works to give more authority to women by helping improve women's economic security and social rights, abate violence against women, reduce HIV/AIDS amongst women, and give them a stronger voice in the workplace, and government.

    UN Women USNC at UVA works toward a world where women live free from violence, poverty, and inequality. 

  • United Sisters

    United Sisters (US) is a group of African American women committed to uplifting each other and young black females to prepare them to take on leadership roles in the African-American community. On-grounds US will have weekly discussions and activities on various issues facing black women at UVa and elsewhere. The women of US will also serve as mentors to young black women at Charlottesville High School.

  • University Democrats

    The University Democrats at the University of Virginia serve as the arm
    of the Democratic Party here at UVa. Through campaigning and
    educational programs, we seek to inform students and the community about
    the values of the Decratic Party. Furthermore, UDems is committed to
    service and holds annual events aimed at aiding the Charlottesville
    community. Finally, no club would be complete without a vivacious
    social scene, which UDems is happy to provide for its members.

  • University Scouting Association at the University of Virginia

        To learn more please visit our University Scouts website.

       We are the University Scouts, founded on the principles of Scouting, as a Venture Crew committed to active service. We strive to help others in providing opportunities for local scouting units as well as providing volunteers for local community service groups. We are University affiliated Students, Faculty, and Staff who have had previous experience or interest in scouting. We are registered Scouters ready to assist in providing beneficial experiences for younger scouts and ready to share our talents and time.

       Our crew members have experience ranging from weekend backpackers and sailing expeditions to Merit Badge Universities and teaching basic botany and fire-building skills at troop meetings. Whether we may act as the necessary extra adult leadership for a high adventure activity, a camp-out, or a day hike, we appreciate the opportunity to share our skills and enthusiasm, and to have new experiences and broaden our outdoor knowledge with you.

       Our model is simple. If there is an event your troop, crew, pack, organization, or service club could use some help with, just fill out our volunteer request form, and we will get back to you with the possibility of sending some of our cheerfully serving volunteers to assist you. No event is too big or too small to ask for help. We have experience with everything from troop meetings to Jamborees and we are prepared to “pass it on.”

       The University of Virginia Crew 1819 is prepared to do our good turn. We have all ranges of experience from Eagle Scouts to Venturing Silver and Ranger Awardies to students interested in Scouting for the first time and all the opportunities it has to offer.

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  • University Student Docent Program

    The University of Virginia Student Docent Program is an independent  student run organization which provides guided tours of the University of Virginia Art Museum to the University and Charlottesville communities. The student docent program is dedicated to furthering the educational and cultural development of both its members and the University community, as well as increasing the visibility and recognition of the University of Virginia Art Museum.

  • Up Til Dawn

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital treats children with catastrophic illnesses at no cost to their families. Up 'Til Dawn is a nationwide organization that raises money to support St. Jude. Over 150 campuses participate in Up ‘Til Dawn and have raised more than $10 million to help St. Jude combat childhood cancer.

    Join the Up 'Til Dawn cause to raise money through a letter writing campaign and a day of fun-filled activities with your fellow ‘Hoos!

    Our main event is an afternoon of letter writing held annually in which participants provide addresses of friends and family to mail out pre-made, pre-stamped donation requests. All costs are on us—all you have to do is show up with 35 addresses and come enjoy free food, prizes, and entertainment! You can register in person or online for our final event—either individually or as a part of a team of up to 5 people. St. Jude needs $1.4 million a day to keep running, so start a team to see how much you can raise to help fight childhood cancer!