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Service Day


SERVICE DAY – Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 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 directly related to their course of study or any particular cause that seems most 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 on the left corner of your screen. The sign-up deadline to signup is April 4 by 5 pm 

1. Pay it Forward

Each participant will be given $5 - $10 to perform Random Acts of Kindness & Selfless Acts of Beauty to strangers in the Takoma-Langley shopping district.

2. Friends of Sligo Creek

Removing trash, weeds, and invasive plant species around Sligo creek.

3. Crossroads Development Authority

Pick up trash and recyclables along the side walk. (Will provide gloves, neon vests, and bags.)

4. Takoma Park City Gardens

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

5. Ten-Second Testimony

Create inspirational signs to encourage drivers and pedestrians as they commute. Also, distribution of free books.

6.  Beltway Plaza Mall

Physical fitness and wellness assessments

7. The Frost School

Cleaning school grounds of debris and other spring cleaning.

8. Adventist Community Services  Religion Department Only
Processing donations, office cleaning, and ground work

Sorting Donations

10. Takoma Academy
Preparing soil for gardening and planting

11. La Casa Permanent Supportive Services - Nursing Students Only -  Health Screenings
12. Interfaith Works - Nursing Students Only
Organizing and sorting donations, greeting donors, cleaning and arranging, assisting clients, etc.
13.Greenbelt Community Center - Nursing Students Only

Distribution of free supplies (diapers and baby care items donated by community agencies)

14. Hill Haven Retirement Home - Music Department only

Musical performance for Residents

15. Ridgecrest Elementary School


16. ENACTUS - Business Department Only

17. Sligo Creek Center

Provide an inspirational program for residents


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.