Gateway to Service….. Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

8:30 a.m., Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7700 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912

What is it?

Washington Adventist University dedicates one day a semester to service learning. It is a time when the campus community engages in volunteerism through local environmental, health, food, and human services organizations.  Students are provided the opportunity to participate in projects on any particular cause that seems meaningful to them. The day’s purpose is to build awareness and facilitate responsiveness to issues that align with the greater community needs and moral competent leadership.

How to get involved?

Read the descriptions below and choose a project that aligns with your interest and/or major. Links will forward you to the event page. Please fill in the fields and wait to receive confirmation. You will see your name added to participants in the left corner of your screen.

Adventist Community Services

Processing Donations, Office Cleaning, and Ground Work

Wear comfortable shoes. No open toe shoes and no sandals

Pay it Forward

Each participant will be given $5 -$10 to perform random acts of kindness and selfish acts of beauty for strangers in the Silver Spring Downtown area

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Friends of Sligo Creek

Removing trash, weeds and invasive plants species around Sligo Creek

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Crossroads Developmental Authority  

Pick up trash and recyclables along the sidewalk (Will provide gloves, neon vest, and trash bags)

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 Takoma Park City Gardens

Vegetative litter, cutting, sawing and manual pulling of plant material

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10 Second Testimony

Participants will create inspirational signs to encourage drivers and pedestrians as they commute through Downtown Silver Spring

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Capital Area Food Bank

Soring donations and preparing meals for the homeless

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Beltway Plaza Mall - Nursing and Health Wellness Students ONLY

Provide free physical, fitness and health assessments

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The Frost School

Cleaning School Grounds

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Genesis Rehabilitation Center

Provide an inspirational program for residents

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Wider Circle - Nursing Students Only

Restocking, sorting and organizing incoming donations

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La Casa Permanent Supportive Housing - Nursing Students Only

Provide Health Screenings

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Langley Park Shopping Center (Nursing Students Only)

Provide Health Screenings

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Wider Circle

Restocking, sorting, and organizing donations

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Village of Takoma Park

Doing different projects for senior citizens

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Wilkinson Hall Planting

The below-grade gardens on either side of Wilkinson Hall will be updated with attractive plants to beautify the campus

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- THE SCHOOLS -

School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.