Giving Back

Serving the Community


Volunteering is a great way to spend time with colleagues outside of work for a good cause. We’re proud that our employees have a positive impact on the community, and we do our best to offer support.

UVA provides up to 16 hours paid Public Service Leave per calendar year for approved absences to attend school functions or perform volunteer work for an eligible service organization.

School Assistance and Volunteer Service Paid Time

Volunteer in the Community

Check on your leave policies to find out about volunteering during work hours. Employees get various hours of paid volunteer leave per year.

  • Academic Staff - 16 hours
  • Medical Center Staff - 8 hours
Paid Leave at UVA

Volunteer Service Leave

You can receive up to 16 hours paid leave in any leave year for volunteer services and school assistance.

School Leave & Volunteer Policy

Annual Day of Caring

The United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring was established in 1992 to promote the spirit and value of volunteerism, increase the awareness of local human services agencies and schools and demonstrate what people working together for the community can accomplish.

Each year, UVA teams donate their time and talents to various community projects during the annual Day of Caring.

Join your fellow colleagues in participating in one of the many events that support a good cause.