In-Person Projects

 

Check-In Information

  • Check-In Time: 12:00pm-12:45pm
  • Check-In Location: Columbian Square (1st Floor of the University Student Center behind the wall)
  • Departure Time: 12:45pm
  • Service Time: 1pm-4pm
  • Arrive Back on Campus: 4:30pm
  • What to Wear: Closed-toed shoes (sneakers), long pants if you are at an outdoor site, a GW t-shirt, and a reusable water bottle.

We will provide you a bag for the day with sunglasses, a mask, and hand sanitizer. Please bring your own sunscreen and bug spray if you are serving outdoors. We will not be providing lunch, please be sure to eat prior to arriving. We will have an assortment of snacks you can grab before you go. 

In the meantime, please feel free to check out our Instagram for more information or email us with any questions at [email protected].

 

Registration is currently closed.

 

Projects for Wednesday, August 25th

Creating Welcome Banners with School Without Walls - This project will consist of crafting and painting banners or posters to welcome students back to school for the start of the fall semester.

Litter Cleanup with Rock Creek Conservancy - Volunteers will participate in a litter cleanup in the Carter Barron area of Rock Creek Park -- an area of high visitor use, and therefore generally high levels of trash -- helping to protect Rock Creek and our other local waterways.

Mural Painting and Restocking with The Store, GW's Foggy Bottom Food Pantry - Volunteers will assist with painting a mural and cleaning GW's student-run food pantry, The Store, in District House. These efforts will help us prepare the Store for shopper use during the academic year. The Store serves over 800 GW students annually, offering students over 40,000 pounds of donated and purchased food. 

Packing Supply Bags with Girls on the Run DC - Girls on the Run-DC inspires girls in 3rd-8th grade to be healthy, joyful, and confident using an experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Join us in empowering girls across DC and PGC by helping us pack supplies for our teams. This will be an in-person, small group activity. 

Register for Wednesday 8/25

Projects for Thursday, August 26th

Book Sorting and Organizing with Turning the Page - Turning the Page engages families for student success.Volunteers will help organize and sort books for donations to DC schools and community centers.

CPR Training with GW EMrRG - GW Emergency Medical Response Group (GW EMeRG) is a student run and operated volunteer EMS agency serving the greater Foggy Bottom Community and the GW Mount Vernon campus. Participate in a CPR/AED training and earn CPR certification, a useful and life-saving skill to have.

Invasive Plant Species Removal and Litter Cleanup - Anacostia Riverkeeper works to protect and restore the Anacostia River for all who live, work, and play in the watershed. Volunteers will participate in an invasive species removal and litter cleanup project.

Mural Painting and Restocking with The Store, GW's Foggy Bottom Food Pantry - Volunteers will assist with painting a mural and cleaning GW's student-run food pantry, The Store, in District House. These efforts will help us prepare the Store for shopper use during the academic year. The Store serves over 800 GW students annually, offering students over 40,000 pounds of donated and purchased food. 

Peace Circle with Little Friends for Peace - Join Little Friends for Peace in a Peace Circle - a day of experiencing, learning, and practicing the values and mission of the organization. Activities include direct service, playing board games or outdoor games with community members, and/or organizing materials for Peace Programs. The event will conclude with a reflection and debrief.

Register for Thursday 8/26

 

Projects for Friday, August 27th

Classroom Organization with School Without Walls - The School Without Walls is a DC Public Schools selective magnet high school that shares its location with the GW Foggy Bottom campus community. This project will consist of cleaning and organizing classrooms for the start of the fall semester.

Classroom Decoration and Organization with Eliot-Hine Middle School - Serve by assisting teachers in organizing and cleaning classrooms in preparation to welcome students back to school for the fall.

CPR Training with GW EMrRG - GW Emergency Medical Response Group (GW EMeRG) is a student run and operated volunteer EMS agency serving the greater Foggy Bottom Community and the GW Mount Vernon campus. Participate in a CPR/AED training and earn CPR certification, a useful and life-saving skill to have.

Garden Cleanup with Sasha Bruce Youthwork -  Serve at an urban garden by providing support with weeding, harvesting, and preparing the garden beds for fall planting and Sasha Bruce House, an emergency youth center. Sasha Bruce Youthwork focuses on providing underserved families in the neighborhood with opportunities and resources to strengthen parenting skills, improve emotional wellness and mental health, and provide youth with tutoring, recreation, employment, and much more!

Jumpstart at GW - Volunteers will create reading and writing materials for preschool children at local Jumpstart partner schools and community centers.

Organizing and Restocking with The Store, GW's Mt. Vernon Food Pantry - Volunteers will assist with stocking items and cleaning GW's student-run food pantry, The Store, in its new second location on the Mt. Vernon Campus. These efforts will help us prepare the Store for shopper use during the academic year. The Store serves over 800 GW students annually, offering students over 40,000 pounds of donated and purchased food. 

Park and Garden Restoration with Dumbarton Oaks Park - Join the efforts to restore Beatrix Farrand's last remaining wild garden design, Dumbarton Oaks Park by removing invasive plants and enjoy a tour of the wild garden.

Sorting and Packing Food with Capital Area Food Bank - Support Capital Area Food Bank by assisting with organizing, food packing or sorting, and other tasks at the Distribution Center. The Capital Area Food Bank leads our region’s efforts to provide equitable access to food and opportunity to people struggling with hunger and food insecurity.

Register for Friday 8/27

Projects for Saturday, August 28th

Cleanup and Beautification at W Street Park - Volunteers will work Friends of W Street Park on a clean-up and beautification project.

Donating and Sorting Donations with A Wider Circle - The mission of A Wider Circle is to end poverty. Our holistic approach integrates on-the-ground services for the creation of stable homes, workforce development, and neighborhood revitalization. Volunteers will assist in sorting and oragnization donated furniture and housewares in the warehouse.

Park and Garden Restoration with Dumbarton Oaks Park - Join the efforts to restore Beatrix Farrand's last remaining wild garden design, Dumbarton Oaks Park by removing invasive plants and enjoy a tour of the wild garden.

Register for Saturday 8/28

Questions?

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