Community Service

The Department of Medicine recognizes that faculty and staff want to serve the greater community and have fun doing it. Over the last several years, we have taken on projects to tackle together, and invite the participation of all.


Department of Medicine volunteers at a United Way “Day of Caring” worksite.

United Way Day of Caring

A team from the Department of Medicine’s Human Resources (right) work at Jackson-Via Elementary School for a United Way Day of Caring. Team members Brian Gittens, Kristen Crawford, Christina Hamill, Gail Hundley, A.J. Leo and Ally Mawyer hauled lumber for the school’s fence and shed, primed its kiosk and cut back weeds.




Department of Medicine volunteers at a Habitat for Humanity worksite.

DOM’S Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Help Partner Families Reach Their Dream – Learn More

DOM sponsors volunteer work days for the Greater Charlottesville Region Habitat for Humanity organization. DOM work crews spackle and paint, hang dry wall, and perform a variety of other tasks to help complete the homes of Habitat partner families. A recent project helped to “transform a long-time City dumping ground into a pedestrian-oriented, sustainably built, 46-unit neighborhood in the heart of Charlottesville,” according to Habitat.


DOM & SOM Host Poster Contest, Conference for Charlottesville Middle School and High School Students


UVA staff members talk with Charlottesville High School student.

The Office for Diversity at the School of Medicine, in partnership with the Department of Medicine, hosts an annual poster symposium for Charlottesville High School students in the spring. UVA med students and SOM faculty provide mentorship and assistance to CHS students as they research and develop their posters

SOM’s Office of Diversity and DOM also team up to host an annual “Inside UVA Medicine” event for Charlottesville middle-schoolers. Seventh graders experience the “in-the-round” classroom where UVA medical students learn, visit the Medical Simulation Center, go up to the hospital’s Pegasus helipad, among other activities.


Charlottesville middle school students visit the UVA Health System’s helipad during the day-long “Inside UVA Medicine” event.


Other Projects

  • Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC)
  • Mud Warrior Race

Mud Warriors from the Department of MUDicine participated in this challenging fund-raising event to benefit Charlottesville’s Hope Community Center. A lovely day was shared and money was raised for this worthy cause.



CHS student poster winners (left to right) Alli Durrer, Douglas Melendez, Justice Howard, Bria Williams, Inanna Pickering, Jane Scott, and Rachel Jones.

United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring

Annually, UVA participates in the United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring. This is a community-wide annual volunteering service event for employees to give back to the community. UVA has many groups ranging from 5-10 staff or more in each group. Projects range from human services, painting, landscaping, construction, and arts and crafts. The 2013 Day of Caring is scheduled for Wednesday, September 18th.

The event starts with the development of a team and selection from the many projects available. In years past, t-shirts are provided to those participating and a breakfast kickoff is held on the day of the event with all the teams. No leave time is submitted on your time sheet for missing scheduled work for this event.

Sally Jackson and Gail Hundley will co-lead the DOM team and be your point of contact.

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC)

The 2012 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC)

The pledge drive runs from October 1st through December 14.

Every day the faculty and staff of the UVA Department of Medicine demonstrate a sense of purpose and generosity that has a profound impact across our organization and throughout our community. Our collective giving through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) reinforces our commitment to the health and quality life of those in our community by making meaningful donations that can directly benefit our colleagues and our neighbors.

Be a Winner

We all know that we win every time we give to others. This pledge drive has an incentive to give early: Pledges submitted by October 17th will be eligible for the drawing of a 32′ LCD/HD TV.

How to Pledge

The donation pledge process is easy and it just takes a few minutes.
Pledge Online:

Go to Knowledge Link and select the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign logo on the right of your screen.
Pledge with the Red Envelope:

Complete your personal pledge card found in the bright red envelope by writing the CVC code numbers for the specific charities you wish to donate and the amount.

Return your pledge card to your volunteer coordinator or to the drop boxes at one of these locations:

  • University Hospital Cafeteria
  • Wahoo West Café
  • Claude Moore Library Lobby
  • McKim Hall Mail Room