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Project SERVE


UVA's Project SERVE is an annual event with a twofold mission: introducing incoming students to service and community engagement opportunities at UVA, and familiarizing participants with local agencies that rely on the continued dedication and commitment of the University community.


At Project SERVE, you will:

  • Participate in an afternoon of volunteer work at a non-profit organization, such as a community garden, park, residential care center, or elementary school.
  • Learn about local agencies that are making an impact in the Charlottesville-Albemarle community.
  • Interact with upperclassmen and your fellow incoming students who are passionate about service.


If you have questions, please email


Other Service Opportunities

Interested in Project SERVE? Check out UVA’s online service hub, Learning in Action, for more service opportunities within and beyond the University.


Project SERVE FAQs

I have class during part of Project SERVE. Can I still participate?

Yes, there are sites very close to Grounds where we can send people who may arrive late.

I did not sign up for Project SERVE, but I want to participate. Can I?

Yes! Regardless of whether you initially signed up to participate. you can be part of Project SERVE.

I don't know anyone else going to Project SERVE. Can I bring a friend?

Yes! Anyone is welcome to participate. Bring your friends and hallmates with you!