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Service Day

SERVICE-20DAY Fall2014

SERVICE DAY – Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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 you 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 September 23rd, 2016 by 5pm.


1. Adventist Community Services

Painting, cleaning windows, disposing of junk, and organizing in the old ACS building, as they prepare to transfer to a new location.


2. 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.


3. Friends of Sligo Creek

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


4. Crossroads Development Authority

Provide free Health Screenings (Nursing I), Physical fitness assessments (P.E.), and encouraging pedestrians in Langley Park.


5. Takoma Park City Gardens

Vegetative litter and invasive plant removal, cutting, sawing, manual pulling of plant material.


6. Ten-Second Testimony

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


7.  John Nevins Andrew

Help teachers in grading papers, monitor classrooms, and with recreational activities.

NOTE: Be ready to do additional duties as assigned.


8. Beltway Plaza Mall

Provide free Health (Nursing II) and Physical fitness (Athletics)  assessments while distributing free health materials to shoppers and pedestrians throughout the mall.


9. The Frost School

Cleaning school grounds of debris and other spring cleaning.


10. Business Cleanup

Collecting trash around businesses in high traffic areas in the community.


11. G. E. Peters School

Cleaning out the school’s basement and others duties as assigned.


12. Genesis Rehabilitation Center

Providing direct support to nursing staff and providing inspirational program.



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.