UVA Employee Volunteer Center
The University of Virginia is committed to partnering with organizations in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties to create a more just, equitable, and sustainable community. The UVA Employee Volunteer Center encourages University employees to volunteer in support of the region’s ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) response and recovery efforts. The COVID-19 pandemic is a dire illustration of the disproportionate vulnerabilities borne by Black, Latinx, and Native American communities, due to policies and systems that have segregated American life along racial lines for centuries. Police brutality and racialized violence illustrate the deadly convergence of racist systems against communities of color. At the same time, the University is fielding a growing number of inquiries related to volunteer efforts, offers to help, and offers of donations of supplies. We ask you to consider how you would like to help address both the COVID-19 pandemic and racial inequity as it manifests on many fronts. You can make a difference!