Veteran Day of Service

GW Veteran Service Initiative: 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 DC Metro region. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members can all participate as part of a group or as individuals. Lunch and transportation for off-campus projects will be provided.

VDoS is sponsored by the Office of Military and Veteran Student Services, the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service.


Frequently Asked Questions about the Veteran Day of Service

Will lunch be provided?

Yes, lunch will be provided. It will be a boxed lunch with meat, vegan, and gluten-free options

What do I need to bring?

Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants that can get dirty. Bring a reusable water bottle and any personal items needed for a full-day event (e.g. weather appropriate gear, personal medication).

Can I transport myself to the service project / can I leave early?

Transportation by bus will be provided for participants serving off-campus. We strongly encourage you to use the transportation provided for safety reasons and to stay the entire time to ensure the completion of the projects our community partners have asked us to complete. If you need to transport yourself or leave early, we will ask that you sign a Self-Transportation Waiver. Please email [email protected] if you need one in advance or on the day of the event you can ask your service site leader for a physical copy.

How do I know what service project or workshop group I’m in?

You will receive email communications leading up to the event from your service site group leader and the VDoS team. These communications will have your service site assignment. Additionally, when you check in on the morning of the event, you will get a personalized nametag with your group assignment details on it.

Who do I talk to about special accommodations?

Email [email protected] if you will need any accommodations to participate in this event.


On March 23rd, 2024, GW’s Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service and Military & Veteran Service co-hosted a Veteran Day of Service (VDoS) event. Participants served with Operation Gratitude and Disabled Veterans National Foundation. A total of 71 volunteers participated contributing a total of 284 service hours!


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