Annual Events


Annual events are opportunities for students, faculty and staff to engage in service on a one-time basis. Individuals or groups can participate in signature events which provide a great opportunity to meet new people or strengthen a group or team while impacting the community!

We realize the limits of what we can achieve in one day. Our hope is that all participants will understand challenges facing Washington, DC and will take advantage of our other ongoing service opportunities to make a deeper impact.


Convocation and Welcome Day of Service

Convocation and Welcome Day of Service is the official welcome event for the incoming class. University leaders, faculty, staff and student leaders will join all first-year students for a day filled with engaging speakers, direct service projects, reflection and fun. 



Give-A-Gift is a signature event and tradition where members of the GW community provide holiday gifts to families in Washington, D.C.


September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance places a strong emphasis on unity, empathy, diversity and inclusion and bringing groups together to serve and improve our communities.


MLK Day of Service and Leadership 

As part of the GW celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are invited to participate in a day of service, leadership development and interfaith dialogue. 


Veteran Day of Service

Veteran Day of Service brings together military-affiliated and civilian populations to serve those who have served, connect GW students, faculty and staff with the larger community, and elevate communities across the D.C. Metro region.