Volunteer with Habitat this summer!

DOM’s second summer volunteer day is on Friday, July 8th, working with…


DOM’s June 10th all-women Habitat volunteer team (l-r): Kayla Calvo (Gen Med), Liz Gaughan (Hem-Onc), Gayle Porterfield (CV), Cyndi Smith (Gen Med), Ally Mawyer (HR), Marne Power (UVA Super Temps), Jane Perry (DOM administration), Karen Flanagan (Hem-Onc), Aman Bajwa (Nephrology).

Sign up for DOM’s second Habitat for Humanity summer service day on July 8th for a chance to help build a home, learn some new skills, and support our Charlottesville neighbors who are working towards a home of their own. If you are new to UVA and/or the Charlottesville area, it’s a great way to get to know your DOM colleagues and the community.

When: Friday, July 8th, 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

How to sign up:

1. Go to http://cvillehabitat.volunteerhub.com/events/index and click “sign in”
2. If you’ve already registered with Habitat, enter your username and password and click “sign in” (again)
 If you haven’t registered with Habitat, click “Register,” create a username and password, click “next,” and in the “Join Code” box, type “DOM”
3. After signing in: scroll down to the date (July 8) on the volunteer calendar; click on “Department of Medicine Build” and follow instructions from there.


– UVA staff can use paid volunteer leave time (16 hours/year) for DOM’s Habitat service days
– Habitat staff will email you with location, directions & other logistics a couple of days before the scheduled work date.

Having trouble signing in/signing up?

– Email Amy Allamong (aallamong@cvillehabitat.org) or Garrett Trent (gtrent@cvillehabitat.org), Habitat volunteer coordinators; or call 434-293- 9066.

Want to organize a DOM/Habitat work day of your own (for your DOM division/lab/unit)?

– Contact Jane Perry (DOM communications) for details: jlp6f@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu /982-3763.

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More on Habitat & DOM:

• Since 2012, the Department of Medicine has supported Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville by
organizing volunteer work days and raising money to support new homes for partner families.
• Over three years, DOM staff and faculty contributed more than $58,000 to the department’s Habitat fund drive.

What’s new at Habitat:

Habitat of Charlottesville has shifted its focus over the last several years from building single homes to developing mixed-income neighborhoods. Its “New Paradigm for Affordable Housing” initiative addresses three critical issues–quantity, quality and isolation—by providing a long-term and reproducible approach to community-building.

Habitat of Charlottesville has successfully developed mixed-income communities at Paton Street, Sunrise, and Belmont Cottages (with DOM crews contributing labor at all three sites), and is currently working on new mixed-income neighborhoods in the City’s “Strategic Investment Area.” Additionally, Habitat took over ownership of, and currently operates, the Southwood Mobile Home Park, thus preserving affordable housing options for more than 1,500 of our most vulnerable neighbors.

– Click HERE to learn about Habitat’s current projects in our community.
– Click HERE to view a Habitat video and hear from partner families about how
home ownership has changed their lives.

Filed Under: Pay It Forward: Community Service