Volunteering and Awards
The UVA Health System and all those who work here are part of the communities we serve. Taken as a group, our employees have chosen to spend their working lives serving others. It is no surprise, then, that the same spirit of service guides our employees in other aspects of their lives.
Our efforts to encourage community service include:
- Our Public Service Leave Policy, which gives all regular employees eight hours of public service leave with pay per calendar year for community service.
- The UVA Health System Community Service Award
- Annual donations to the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC)
- Annual Day of Caring participation
Donations to CVC
Annually, UVA Health System employees also donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign, earmarking funds for a variety of organizations, from the Boy Scouts to the ASPCA and the Charlottesville Free Clinic.
Our contributions are one of the single largest donations made by any organization in Central Virginia – one that is crucial to the survival of vital community organizations. Allocating part of our paychecks to local nonprofits is just a start. Our employees also staff and direct these organizations, serving as volunteers and board members.
Day of Caring Participation
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 Health System teams donate their time and talents to various community projects during the annual Day of Caring.
In 2014, almost 400 UVA Health System employees participated in the Day of Caring. Our dedicated volunteers took on a variety of tasks, including landscaping, painting, fixing medical records and cleaning.