Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to volunteer your time and talent to the University of Virginia, both on Grounds and beyond.

Cavaliers Care

Through a wide variety of alumni-initiated projects, the Cavaliers Care Worldwide service initiative has created positive change within communities around the world.

Career Mentoring

Join more than 23,000 alumni who have volunteered to be career contacts who help U.Va. alumni and students with informational interviewing and networking. The University Career Assistance Network (UCAN) is a career networking tool that helps connect alumni through its searchable database.

AIGAlumni Interest Groups

Alumni Interest Groups (listed below) are micro-communities of alumni that share a commonality and have built a tie or bond to each other as part of the University experience.  These groups are volunteer organizations dedicated to celebrating connections, providing enrichment and continuing the U.Va.’s tradition of service.

Reunions Committees

Help plan your reunion and be part of the alumni network that encourages classmates to come back to Charlottesville for Reunions Weekend.

The Virginia Alumni Admission Network (VAAN)

VAAN is a collaborative effort by the Admission Office, UVaClubs and the Alumni Association to provide opportunities for volunteer alumni to reach out to prospective students through person-to-person interaction.

U.Va. Medical Center

Help make a difference in the lives of those who are being served by the University’s Medical Center. Training and guidance are provided for those interested in participating in activities that include direct contact with patients, serving behind the scenes, assisting families and visitors, and providing staff support.

Young Alumni Council

Each spring, Young Alumni Council selects two new board members from the current fourth year undergraduate class along with other alumni who have graduated in the last 12 years to serve. The Council seeks alumni who are passionate about working to optimize the post graduate experience for all young alumni, regardless of their involvement as students or their current engagement with the University as alumni.


Play a part in welcoming international first-year and transfer students to the University before the fall semester begins.The UVaExpress provides free transportation from Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., and Charlottesville Airport to the University of Virginia.

Student Send-Offs

UVaClubs around the world coordinate Student Send-off events for incoming first-years, transfers, returning and graduate students as well as parents. Volunteer to host a party in your area, or attend a Send-off event near you this summer.