Volunteering & Service Learning

Service Learning offers students immediate opportunities to apply classroom learning to support or enhance the work of local agencies that often exist to effect positive change in the community. In essence, service learning is a form of experiential education in which students engage in activities that address human and community needs together with structured opportunities for reflection designed to achieve desired learning and organizational outcomes.

Service Learning Opportunities

How will this help me?

Getting involved on Grounds and in the local Charlottesville area will help you to build a stronger connection to the UVA community while also gaining valuable transferable skills that will make you more marketable upon graduation. Proactively exploring the activities and experiences available will serve as a catalyst to gaining a greater understanding of your personal preferences and interests and how they relate to your overall career ideas.