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  • Search for Local Organizations
    • The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF) is a permanent endowment dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the adjacent counties east of the Blue Ridge mountains. Visitors can search for local nonprofits and volunteer organizations based on specific interests and focus areas.

    • Charlottesville Tomorrow is a non-profit community news platform covering growth, development, and local politics. Visitors can learn more about local civic and policy issues or use the calendar feature to explore Charlottesville government organizations and their upcoming events or meetings.

    • The Volunteer Center at United Way - Thomas Jefferson Area serves Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson Counties. Visitors can search for and connect with volunteer opportunities in these areas based on their schedule, interests, and special skills.

    • Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Charlottesville, Va. is the area’s primary resource for nonprofit management, leadership and collaboration. CNE strengthens nonprofits by sharing information, providing training and professional development and encouraging collaboration to enable a healthy, vibrant community. CNE serves staff, volunteers and boards of area nonprofits and the community seeking to understand, invest in and engage with the sector.

  • Search for State Organizations
    • The Office on Volunteerism and Community Service (OVCS) serves organizations that strengthen their communities through volunteerism and service. OVCS promotes a sustainable holistic, cohesive, collaborative statewide system of volunteer service. Visitors can explore listings of volunteer opportunities and volunteer centers in Virginia based on location or interests.

    • OutreachVirginia is a service of the University of Virginia and is maintained by the Office of University Community Partnerships in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. Visitors can search over 500 programs of interest and find opportunities to volunteer at UVa public service programs throughout the state.

  • Search for National Organizations
    • United We Serve is a nationwide service initiative that helps meet growing social needs resulting from the economic downturn. Visitors can find a volunteer opportunity based on interests and location, or even create their own project.

    • VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Visitors can find volunteer opportunities and organizations based on location and keywords or recruit volunteers for their own projects.

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find UVA Student Volunteer Programs

  • UVa Student Council Public Service Committee helps students connect to public service within the Charlottesville community and beyond.

  • Madison House is UVa's prominent student volunteer center. Students volunteer their time and energy on a weekly basis to better the community and themselves.

  • Jefferson Public Citizens is an academic research-service program for all UVA undergraduates.

  • The UVa Community Relations Office provides accurate, timely information about UVa programs, services, news and developments.

  • The UVa Health System brings resources to the community, provides vital health information, and supports people as they try to lead healthier lives.

  • The Center for Undergraduate Excellence advises students regarding undergraduate research opportunities, national scholarships and fellowships in public service.

  • UVa Education Abroad sponsors over 50 study abroad programs, both during regular semesters and during the summer and January Term, and supplements its own offerings with UVa-approved programs sponsored by other colleges, universities and organizations.

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Connect to Information

  • University Career Services (UCS) Learn about the values of experiential learning and helpful resources for finding a summer experience that promotes service. Counselors are available to help you integrate your previous volunteer, internship or job experience into a high-quality resume that highlights your relevant skills and motivation to serve.

  • EngageUVA is a weekly newsletter committed to connecting students, faculty, staff and community members with opportunities for active engagement within and beyond the University.

  • UVa Docket is a new calendar developed by Student Council. Browse events, research clubs, or other opportunities, and even assemble your own personalized calendar.
  • UVa Sustainability offers the resources and inspiration needed to ensure, both individually and institutionally, a more sustainable future.

  • Exploring Nonprofit & Service Careers Whether you’re committed to a public service career or just thinking about it, this UCS publication walks through each step of how to explore various public service and nonprofit career paths, connect to organizations, and find internship and job opportunities in your fields of interest. Print and online resources are listed to help you get a jumpstart on your career.

  • Academic Resource Guide was developed by the Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) to assist project leaders in identifying and contacting student volunteers and other academic resources available in the community.

  • OpenGrounds encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration by connecting scholars, researchers, artists and external partners in ways that generate innovative new ideas with impact.

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