Cornerstone Events

FDoS 2013
One-Time Service Events to Make an Impact

Our Signature Service Events are opportunities to engage in service with large numbers of peers for on a one-time basis.  Participate individually to meet new people, serve with your friends, or strengthen a group or team!

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

We also are always looking for leaders.  As events approach, be on the lookout for opportunities to apply to lead, or sign up for the trip.  Click here to keep posted!

All Annual Signature Service Events

Freshman Day of Service
Join over 2,000 of your freshman class on an introduction to service at GW and in DC.  From school improvement projects to environmental clean-up to service with veterans, Freshman Day of Service is the perfect way to meet new classmates while improving your new community.
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
We partner with the Human Services Dept. to plan a week of activities designed to expose issues surrounding poverty from local, national, and global perspectives through a series of inspiring events.
Change a holiday season for a family in need.  Get a group of friends, your office, or organization and purchase gifts.  We work with our nonprofit community partners to deliver the gifts.  
MLK Day of Service
During his lifetime, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked tirelessly for his vision of a nation of freedom and equality. We welcome you to serve alongside hundreds of your peers in DC communities.
Celebration of Service
Every spring, our community partners, staff members and volunteers come together to celebrate a year of hard work and dedication.  We recognize those that went above and beyond answering our call to serve.


A Year of Service

Shown to over 30,000 people at Commencement, this short video thanks Michelle Obama for issuing her challenge and shows how GW students volunteered 163,980 hours.