The George Washington University: On Campus

Community Service 

Students of The George Washington University possess a passion for changing the world. GW's commitment to giving back to the local and global communities means that students have special opportunities to get involved as well as interact with and learn from the most influential leaders of our time. GW has hundreds of community service opportunities each year. Some are on-going, weekly or biweekly projects and others are monthly service initiatives. In the 2015-2016 school year, GW student-athletes participated in over 10,500 community service hours across the city, country, and world.

Prior to participating in community service activities, student-athletes must complete the Promotional Activities Form.

Student-Athletes, please be sure to report your community service hours through the Helper Helper application on your phone.

Community Service Opportunities:

  • Grassroots Colonials. Please contact Erin Boudreau to join the GW Athletic community in our Grassroots Colonials initiative. The Grassroot Project partners Division I college athletes from GW, Georgetown and Howard, with at-risk youth in D.C. public schools to educate middle school and high school students about HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention and personal responsibility.
  • The Neighbors Project. Student-athletes can serve in a number of different issue areas including health and wellness, tutoring, hunger & homelessness, and environmental sustainability. Please check out GW's Neighbors Project for more information and contact info to get involved.
  • DC Central Kitchen. DC Central Kitchen is America's leader in reducing hunger with recycled food, training unemployed adults for culinary careers, serving healthy school meals, and rebuilding urban food systems through social enterprise.
  • Miriam's Kitchen. Volunteers can help serve a meal or do prep work for a future meal. Visit here to sign up for different shifts.
  • St. Mary's Court. St. Mary's Court is a non-profit corporation operating a residential living facility for seniors 62 years of age or older or individuals with accessibility needs. Student-athletes can volunteer by helping and the monthly bingo events or helping residents in their apartments. Contact Madison Townley at to volunteer.
  • For more opportunities visit Volunteer Match
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