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Service Day

 

 

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It only takes 1 click and 1 second to sign up for Service Day – Wednesday, April 2.  Sign up RIGHT NOW to register for the upcoming projects that will be organized especially for you! Come and support Service Day. You do not want to miss this event!

 

Select the organization that is of interest to you to learn about their Service Day activities

    

      1. Adventist Community Service

 

Help the organization achieve their mission to help the disadvantaged and disenfranchised in the community through organization and other necessary tasks.

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      2. Book Distribution – Langley Park

 

Witness to the local community by passing out evangelistic literature, Bibles, children’s books, and other helpful sources.

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3. Book Distribution – Silver Spring

 

Witness to the local community by passing out evangelistic literature, Bibles, children’s books, and other helpful sources.

 

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4. Crossway Community

 

Participate in clean up, organizing, and gardening to help the organization with its mission of providing educational, professional, and personal care to help students cultivate the necessary skills in today’s economy and society.

 

*Please sign up in the Social Work Department.

 

       5. Days End Horse Farm

 

At this volunteer-based, animal welfare organization, engage in various activities in order to help manage the horses, of which the organization ensures through quality care and treatment

 

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         6. Food and Friends

 

Help the organization achieve its mission to foster a community caring for men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other illness by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries.

 

*Please sign up in the Religion Department.

 

7. Friends of Sligo Creek

 

Assist this organization with their commitment to restore to health the water quality, natural habitat, and ecological well-being of the Sligo Creek watershed.

 

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=94ootodab&oeidk=a07e8so3lucb747b47e

 

8. John Nevins Andrews School

 

Help maintain a safe and clean environment for students by organizing, filing, cleaning and other necessary related tasks.

 

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9. Manna Food Center

 

Volunteer with a nonprofit organization, strives to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County through food distribution, education, and advocacy.

 

*Please sign up in your FYE class.

 

10. Nursing

 

Provide simple care and preventative check-ups to communities that may not have access.

 

*Please sign up in the Nursing Department.

 

 

11. Pay It Forward

 

 

Witness to the community, by displaying Christ’s character through not-so random acts of kindness.

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       12. Piney Branch Middle School

 

 

Help maintain a safe and clean environment for students by organizing, filing, cleaning and other necessary related tasks.

 

*Please sign up in the Education Department.

 

 

       13. Rolling Terrace Elementary School

 

 

Engage in hands-on activities with elementary students, teaching them topics like conflict resolution, making friends, and empathy focus.

 

*Please sign up in the Social Work Department.

 

 

       14. Takoma Park City Gardens

 

Participate in a helpful cleaning to maintain the natural habitat and beauty in our community.

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 15. Takoma Park Elementary School

 

 

Help maintain a safe and clean environment for students by organizing, filing, cleaning and other necessary related tasks.

*Please sign up in the Education Department.

 

 

 

 16. Takoma Park Emergency Food Pantry

 

 

Help organize and restock shelves in order to help the organization achieve its mission of treating its clients with dignity and respect by offering a well-rounded array of foods and basic non-food items

 

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           17.  Advanced Auto Parts Clean Up 

 

 

Help provide a safer environment by cleaning the parking lot and adjacent areas to Advanced Auto Parts in Langley Park. 

 

 

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        18.  Be The Match Registry Event 

15 minutes or less . . . you can help save a life! Have you ever thought about helping someone, but didn't know how? Now, you can help Be The Match save the lives of leukemia and lymphoma patients by participating in a bone marrow registry event that connects patients to a cure and life-saving donors. Take your first step to being someone’s cure by joining the bone marrow registry on our University’s Service Day! You may also make monetary contributions on the following link:  

 


 

 

 

 

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It only takes 1 click and 1 second to sign up for Service Day – Wednesday, April 3.  Sign up RIGHT NOW to register for the upcoming projects that will be organized especially for you! Come and support Service Day. You do not want to miss this event!

Select the organization that is of interest to you to learn about their Service Day activities

Capitol Area Community Food Bank Capitol Area Food Bank is committed to uplifting those in need and helping those who are without the means to help them selves. This project is important because no one should go with out food.  Tasks include packing and sorting food.

Sligo Adventist School Reading to students, and assisting teachers at local schools: This project is important because the students at Sligo Adventist School are in need of our help to support learning in our Adventist community. Tasks include reading to students, office work, and grading.

JNA School Cleaning up playgrounds, reading to students, and assisting teachers at local schools: This project is important because the students at John Nevins Andrews School are in need of our help to make their school a better place to learn and grow. Tasks include ground work, correcting papers, maybe reading to students.

Days End Horse Rescue Visit a Maryland Farm and take care of horses that have been retired. Involves animal care and clean up.

Friends of Sligo Creek Clean up and Tree Planting: Outdoor projects are important because it gives us an opportunity to give back, and take care of the world we use, and live in everyday. We need to take care of the parks, streets, rivers, and trees of our community so that we can survive and thrive in the world God created for us.

WAU Beautification There are several projects right here on our own campus that need our attention. By renewing our home we will improve our daily experience and present a more welcoming atmosphere for visitors.

Health Screening – Downtown Silver Spring --only open to Junior and Senior Nursing Majors-- Students be prepared for this day which will be held outside by bringing your blood pressure cuffs, stethoscopes, pen, paper, watch with second hand, clinical white nursing shoes, slacks, no jeans. The project involves taking blood pressure readings, BMI, and lifestyle counseling.

Mental Health Screening Join fellow Psychology Majors in providing mental health screening for people in Downtown Silver Spring.
Health Screening is important because there are so many people in our community who cannot afford to visit physicians when ill or for regular preventative check-ups. We can handout books and bring Christ into the lives of those who need Him. This project is important because everyone needs Jesus in their lives, and everyone can benefit from knowing Christ better.

Impact Silver Spring – Book Give-Away Impact Silver Spring with positive Christian books and other materials to bless the lives of those who need a spiritual connection and support in living a victorious life.

Takoma Park Elementary School Assisting teachers at local schools: This project is important because the teachers at Takoma Park Elementary School are in need of our help to lend support to those people who work hard everyday to teach the children of our community. Tasks include grading and office work.

High Point High School Give presentations on College and Career preparations. The mission of the school is to ensure that all students acquire information and skills and the ability to apply their knowledge to become lifelong learners and poductive citizens in a diverse/global society.

Takoma Park Recreation Department The Recreation Department is a place where children in our community can have a little fun and participate in important physical activities. Improving their experience there will go a long way to keeping them spending their time with positive outlets. Tasks include fixing up vehicles and cleaning the facility.

Takoma Academy Assisting teachers at local schools: This project is important because the students at Takoma Park Academy are in need of our help to support learning in our Adventist community. Tasks include reading to students, office work, and grading.

Takoma Park City Gardens Clean up and Tree Planting: Outdoor projects are important because it gives us an opportunity to give back, and take care of the world we use, and live in everyday. We need to take care of the parks, streets, rivers, and trees of our community so that we can survive and thrive in the world God created for us.

Food and Friends The mission of Food & Friends is to foster a community caring for men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling. Tasks will be preparing meals.

Crossway Community - Social Work Majors We maintain a deep belief that every individual and family is capable of success when equipped with a set of educational, professional, and personal tools. Tasks: Assisting in classrooms and light cleaning.

Martha's Table
Provides meals to the homeless 365 days a year at various sites throughout the city, as well as providing meals to senior shut-ins and community holiday meals. Tasks: Making emergency food bags, washing bins, and cleaning facility.

Pay It Forward- Langley Park
Witness to the community, by displaying Christ's character through acts of kindness.

Physical Assessment Screening - Silver Spring
Screening will focus specifically on a persons physical health.

CAMPUS MINISTRIES

A WAU education is faith based and student focused. The University offers more than 32 majors and academic programs leading to associate, bachelor and graduate degrees. You will experience small, lively classes taught by faculty who are committed to your success. Special options include the honors program, pre-professional programs, bridge program, capital summer session, study abroad, internships for credit and a special first year experience program to assist incoming freshmen in the transition to college life.

Washington Adventist University admits students of any race, gender, age, disability, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Diversity Program

Washington Adventist University aims to be a premiere place to learn, grow, and work and recognizes that people are mostly likely to flourish and experience transformative growth when they are supported by a community that truly cares. The University therefore will seek to become a model caring community and will pursue this goal through its commitment to intentionally embrace diversity and intercultural understanding. All groups on campus regardless of their ethnicity, culture, gender, religion, and physical condition are gifted, valued, appreciated and included. The diversity program at Washington Adventist University is spiritual focused.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the office of the President in developing and facilitating understanding and benefits of practicing principles of diversity in the light of Washington Adventist University core values

  • Coordinates campus wide program in cooperation with Administration, deans of the three schools, and diversity committees.

  • Developing helpful programs.

  • Looking out for minority students and faculty that are underrepresented on campus.

  • Work with and through the office of Vice President for Student Life to coordinate minority organizations on campus.

  • Offer diversity training and development, and conflict resolutions.

  • Other special needs.