As an urban university, VCU's people and programs blend into the cultural fabric of the university's surrounding neighborhoods.
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Engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities within the greater Richmond region
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Connect with VCU student volunteers through VCU University Student Commons and Activties
Ongoing service opportunities
Opportunities to serve the community close to campus
Community service leave
Eligible faculty and staff are provided with paid community service leave (up to 16 hours) each calendar year to meet with public or private school officials about their children, to attend school functions in which their children are participating, to perform school-approved volunteer work in a public school or to volunteer with community service organizations.
Community service leave is also a great opportunity for team building with your department or unit.
Visit Employee Service for more details.
How did you use your community service leave? Tell us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll highlight you on our website and news.
descriptionVCU Neighborhood Forum
Dr. Rao's annual talk and his commitment to open dialogue speak volumes about the importance of community engagement at VCU.
Mary and Frances Youth Center
The Mary and Frances Youth Center serves more than 900 youth in the Richmond metro area through programming and training initiatives at its state-of-the-art center along West Cary Street that features two private tennis courts.
More than 180 VCU students representing 10 student organizations participated in The Big Event, a one-day, student-run service project held in spring 2019 where Rams came together to say thank you to the residents of Richmond.