The George Washington University: On Campus


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 2014-2015 school year, GW student-athletes participated in over 9,800 community service hours across the city, country, and world. 

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

Please be sure to report your community service hours through the Helper Helper app 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.
  • College for Every Student Contact GW Athletics Student-Athlete Development Assistant Madison Townley to help local Middle School students through a partnership with CFES. Every Friday during lunch period, a group of GW student-athletes will walk to the local middle school to mentor low-income students and outline a path to college. 
  • 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.
  • Capital Area Food Bank. Capital Area Food Bank is to feed those who suffer from hunger in the Washington metro area by acquiring food and distributing it through its network of partner agencies; and educating, empowering and enlightening the community about the issues of hunger and nutrition. CAFB is a member of Feeding America, a national network of 200 food banks.
  •  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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