2010 Freshman Day of Service

students working to organize food in a food bank on freshman day of service
August 23, 2010

More than 1,900 GW freshmen have signed up to participate in the university’s 2010 Freshman Day of Service on Sept. 11. Following the theme of sustainability and environmental protection, students will clean rivers, plant trees and participate in other related projects around the District.

The day will open in the Charles E. Smith Center at 11:30 a.m. with Animal Planet host and leading conservationist Jeff Corwin. The Emmy Award-winner will speak about the importance of environmental sustainability and how everyone—including GW students—can play a role.  

Students volunteering at Vinson Hall should check in at the Fishbow1 (22nd and G) at 10:30 am.

Students volunteering at all other sites should arrive at the Charles E. Smith Center at 11:30 am for the Opening Ceremony.

Students should arrive through the following Smith Center entrances:

  • Box Office (22nd Street): Anacostia Watershed Society, WeatherizeDC, Rock Creek Park
  • South-East Entrance (22nd and F): Loaves and Fishes, Mount Vernon Triangle, We Are Family, Armed Forces Retirement Home, National Park Service, Casey Trees, Capital Area Foodbank, Transitional Housing Corporation
  • North-East Entrance (22nd and G): Ballou Senior High School and Washington Parks and People

Students should eat lunch prior to arrival at the Opening Ceremony.

All students should dress in work-clothes and must wear long pants and wear close-toed shoes.

Students will receive the Freshman Day of Service T-Shirt upon arrival.

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