Veteran Day of Service

Saturday, November 20th, 2021 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
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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.

Check-in begins at 11:15am in the Grand Ballroom in the University Student Center (800 21st Street NW, 3rd Floor). All service projects will benefit veteran and military family-related causes.

We ask that participants please come dressed ready to work (long pants, closed-toe shoes, etc.) and bring a reusable water bottle. Lunch and a t-shirt will be provided.

Any participants who are not GW students, faculty, or staff must attest to their vaccination status here. Please ensure this is filled out within 72 hours of your visit to campus.

Special request: Please bring good condition used children's books (0-8 years) for a GW Children's Literacy Book Drive!

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Opens Oct 22, 2021 12:00am
Registration Closes
Nov 17, 2021 2:00pm or when space runs out.
Requirement Details
Wondering if you should register to volunteer? Based on the CDC guidelines, we are asking you the following questions:
  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.
60 Positions Filled | 43 Impacts | 212 Hours

Shifts (4)

1 - 4 of 4 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionRegistrants Needed
A Wider Circle Project11:00am (ET)4:00pm (ET)

At A Wider Circle, we'll serve some of the 500 veterans we serve annually. We work hard to bring dignity and the necessities of life to individuals who have given so much to our country. Volunteers will assist in sorting, organizing, and loading donated furniture and household items for clients.  

National Park Service Clean Up11:00am (ET)4:00pm (ET) We will serve on the National Mall to help keep our monuments to veterans and the military clean. Roughly 300 million people visit our national park system each year and they leave behind a lot of trash. Despite public awareness campaigns and the installation of receptacles throughout the parks, trash...17/20Over
No One Left Behind (NOLB)11:00am (ET)4:00pm (ET) No One Left Behind (NOLB) is a veteran service organization that was founded by a US Army Captain Matt Zeller and his Afghan Interpreter, Janis Shinwary. NOLB provides emergency financial aid, employment opportunities, and used vehicles to former Afghan and Iraqi interpreters who resettle in the United States through the...12/15Over
Smithsonian Transcription Project (VIRTUAL)11:00am (ET)4:00pm (ET)This is a special veteran and military-family related virtual service project with the Smithsonian Transcription Center!
The Smithsonian Transcription Center is a crowdsourcing transcription project that aims to assist with the preservation and digitization of handwritten material in the Smithsonian Institution.