October 6, 2021
Welcome to Service Day at Washington Adventist University! This is an honored and appreciated tradition at WAU that speaks to the very foundations of our institution. Every semester, we take a full day to serve the community in multiple ways. The day’s purpose is to build awareness and facilitate responsiveness to issues that align with the greater community needs and morally competent leadership. Our WAU campus community provided the opportunity to participate in projects directly related to their course of study or any particular cause that seems most meaningful to them. Below you’ll find many of the options that we are offering our WAU community to serve. Please choose one and fill in the form. Further information will be forthcoming for each event.
Students, Faculty, and Staff will meet at the parking lot behind Richards Hall at 8:00 am.
For your safety, please dress in family-friendly comfortable clothes (no shorts please) and closed-toed shoes (sneakers are best)
Adventist Community Services
Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington (ACSGW) was established in 1983 as the collective health and welfare service of several local church congregations. Today, ACSGW is a faith-based, non-profit, organization whose mission helps those less fortunate in our community.
ACSGW is a team of donors, community partners, staff, and volunteers who empower those in need through compassionate emergency care, life education, and community development. ACSGW currently provides food, diapers, a free thrift shop, youth development, health and fitness, technology education, and workforce skills. Volunteers are needed to sort donations, pack food boxes to be distributed to low-income families, and sorting clothes.
Wider Circle Focuses on providing basic need items for the home to our neighbors seeking to rise out of poverty. The donations received include household furniture, linens, kitchen items, toys, and professional clothing and accessories. Volunteers help to sort donations and stock the showrooms our clients select their items from. With the help of volunteers like you, A Wider Circle is able to furnish 20 homes free of charge each day for our neighbors in need.
Victory Towers is a senior citizen retirement and for active seniors. Students choose from various tasks that residents have identified as a need they have such as:
Light cleaning chores: dishware, vacuuming, Kitchen assistance, Talking and sharing,
Social Media assistance, Cell phone assistance. PC assistance
Friends of Sligo Creek
Friends of Sligo Creek (FOSC) offers events year-round in support and appreciation of Sligo Creek and adjacent parkland. Litter clean-up and invasive plant clear-out events are among the most popular FOSC activities in the spring, summer, and fall. FOSC also sponsors guided outdoor explorations of different sections and aspects of Sligo Creek flora and fauna. A wide variety of other programs throughout the year educate neighbors and users of the park about Sligo Creek’s strengths and challenges. FOSC also monitors the creek, advocating for civic policies that will support a healthier Sligo. Volunteers will be helping clean up the creek of litter
Takoma Park City Gardens
Takoma Park City Gardens Vegetation division is the small team within the Department of Public Works that maintains the green spaces within the city’s parks and right-of-ways (these include designed gardens, stormwater management features, and naturalized areas). Volunteers are needed for weeding, mulching, removing invasive weeds, etc.
Below is a video piece covering our efforts during a previous service day: