Check out this post from UHP Sophomores Brian Dab and Thomas Josephson:
Join the UHP Relay for Life team! It is an exciting and fun opportunity to raise money and awareness benefiting cancer research! Team members take turns walking the track and participating in games and activities and enjoying entertainment.
Intrigued? Follow the link.
Where: Right here on campus at the Lerner Health and Wellness Center
When: April 20, 2013, starting at 7pm
For more information, contact the team captains: Thomas Josephson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Brian Dab (email@example.com)
You can do it!
Want to see behind-the-scenes of a television show production? The Kalb Report is going to be filming another live episode on November 19th with nightly news legend Tod Koppel, and you’re invited! Join SPAs Bryan and Kevin and volunteer at The Kalb Report, and learn what really goes into a television production. This is a great opportunity for all GW students, but especially if you’re in SMPA! Oh, and you get free pizza too, so it’s a win-win!
Volunteers need to be available between 5:30 and 9:30pm on Monday, November 19th. Send Bryan an email at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, November 13th if you’re able to come, so we can make sure that there’s a role for you!
And if you’re not interested in volunteering, you can still come and sit in the studio audience and watch an awesome show. Get tickets at kalb.gwu.edu before they’re sold out!
Looking for a work-study or volunteer position for the fall semester or year?
Want to meet some of the most interesting kids in the District?
Love to read?
Check out this great opportunity as a reading tutor as part of DC Reads.
Three out of four public elementary school students in DC perform at or below basic levels in reading and math. All GW students are invited to be a part of the solution by joining DC Reads to tutor elementary school students, to help them succeed in the classroom and beyond!
This is a semester or year-long commitment available to volunteers and to those who are eligible for Federal Work-Study. Applications are due on Friday, Sept. 7th (priority) or Friday, Sept. 21st (final).
The UHP’s own Preston Whitt worked as a tutor his freshman year:
This was an amazing way to get to know parts of the District I would otherwise never have experienced. The kids are wonderful (and even the ones who try your patience are hilarious). I highly recommend volunteering or working for DC Reads, especially to incoming freshman. It will really shape your four years in a great, unique way.
More information about the program and the application process can be found here.
Safia, Alec, Liz, and Jeanette at the Phelps Area Habitat for Humanity Center
This August, The George Washington University Honors Program joined the Temple University Honors Program on the Honors Appalachian Experience – a week-long volunteer trip with Habitat for Humanity. Three UHP students – Jeanette Kaiser, Alec Ludin, and Safia Razzuqi – joined me (program officer Liz Sutton) and 21 volunteers from TU in Phelps, Kentucky. We stayed together in a communal volunteer center, “living simply” off of cereal, PB&J, and student-prepared family dinners. Broken into two teams, we installed a tin roof, gutted a kitchen, painted fences, and put the finishing touches on siding. Taking a break from technology we savored the opportunity to live in a real – instead of virtual – community. We focused on the importance of working with a community to improve and rebuild, instead of swooping in like saviors without understanding the area we were serving. We’ll take the trip again next August – look for more information this fall! Read on to hear from Jeannette and Safia about their experiences.
Are you interested in education issues? Do you like working with kids? Do you want to see more of DC, while giving back to the community? Then check out GW District Youth Empowerment Program.
Join DYEP’s tutoring program, help with on-campus events, or contribute your time and expertise to making programming run smoothly. Go to the GBM scheduled for Wednesday August 31 in MSSC (2127 G. St., NW) Rm 209 from 7:30pm-9:00pm.
Contact Katie Hurrelbrink (email@example.com) or Divya Venkat (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.