Service Projects

 


2019 Mason Nation 9/11 Day of Service Project List (last updated on August 6, 2019)

To REGISTER for a Service Project, visit: https://911day.gmu.edu/registration/


Brother’s Brother Foundation: (10 spaces available for each shift): Join team members from the Brother’s Brother Foundation in making hygiene kits for their medical trip program. 

  • Project Partners: International Programs and Services
  • Contact Person: Jonathan Carmona
  • Location: The Hub, Ballroom
  • Volunteer Shifts: 
    • 10:00am-11:00am
    • 11:00am-12:00pm
    • 12:00pm-1:00pm
    • 1:00pm-2:00pm

CRi Hygiene Kits: Volunteers will assemble hygiene kits for individuals in CRi’s transitional, residential and community-based programs. The purpose of the hygiene kits, will be to assist with basic needs, encourage self-care, and provide positive uplifting messages from volunteers. CRi clients include; individuals with mental health challenges and developmental disabilities.

  • Contact person: Janet Davison
  • Location: The Hub, Ballroom
  • Volunteer Shifts: 
    • 10:00am-11:00am
    • 11:00am-12:00pm
    • 12:00pm-1:00pm
    • 1:00pm-2:00pm

Hampton Husky Pride Project (10 spaces available for each shift): George M. Hampton Middle School is a Title 1 school situated in Prince William County. Throughout the year, the LEAD Office coordinates various efforts for community engagement at Hampton Middle School including leadership development workshops, a teen night, and a large-scale leadership conference. We are in need of volunteers to help create Husky Paw Pride Prints and include messages of positivity and encouragement for the students at Hampton Middle School.  Paw prints will be on display in the halls and classrooms at Hampton Middle School.

  • Project Partners: The LEAD Office
  • Contact Person: Lisa Snyder
  • Location: The Hub, Ballroom
  • Volunteer Shifts: 
    • 10:00am-11:00am
    • 11:00am-12:00pm
    • 12:00pm-1:00pm
    • 1:00pm-2:00pm

Innovation Food Forest (20 spaces available for each shift): Help us weed and maintain our edible food forest. We will offer 2-hour shifts for students to sign up and volunteer for.  Shifts will be from 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm. 

  • Project Partners: Office of Sustainability
  • Contact Person: Doni Nolan
  • Volunteer Shifts:
    • 10:00am-12:00pm
    • 1:00pm-2:00pm

Lunches for students at Daniels Run Elementary School: There are children in our own community whose only meal is what’s given at school. Join F1rst Gen Mason in packing lunches and writing friendly notes to students at Daniels Run Elementary School. These meals will be given over the weekend to children who receive free or reduced-price meals during school days.

  • Project Partners: Food 4 Thought Program at Daniels Run Elementary School and F1rst Gen Mason
  • Contact Person: Sancia Celestin, President of F1rst Gen Mason
  • Volunteer Shifts: 10:00am-12:00pm

Potomac Heights Organic Vegetable Garden (20 spaces available for each shift): Help us weed and maintain our edible food forest. We will offer 2-hour shifts for students to sign up and volunteer for.  Shifts will be from 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm. 

  • Project Partners: Office of Sustainability
  • Contact Person: Doni Nolan

President’s Park Greenhouse (10 spaces available for each shift): Help us harvest lettuce, herbs, and other produce for Mason’s dining hall. We will offer 2-hour shifts for students to sign up and volunteer for.  Shifts will be from 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm. 

  • Project Partners: Office of Sustainability
  • Contact Person: Doni Nolan

Project Linus (10 spaces available for each shift): Help us make blankets for children and their families who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Fairfax, Virginia.

  • Project Partners: The LEAD Office
  • Contact Person: Lisa Snyder
  • Location: The Hub, Ballroom
  • Volunteer Shifts: 
    • 10:00am-11:00am
    • 11:00am-12:00pm
    • 12:00pm-1:00pm
    • 1:00pm-2:00pm

Operation Paws for Homes (10 spaces available for each shift): We will be making small fleece blankets and chew toys for animals who are being fostered and currently being rescued and transported from animal shelters across the country.

  • Project Partners: The LEAD Office
  • Contact Person: Lisa Snyder
  • Location: The Hub, Ballroom
  • Volunteer Shifts: 
    • 10:00am-11:00am
    • 11:00am-12:00pm
    • 12:00pm-1:00pm
    • 1:00pm-2:00pm

Rain Garden Clean Up (20 spaces available for 10:00am-11:00am shift only): volunteers will help to clean the rain gardens in Fairfax Campus. Duties will include pick up and sort trash, remove weeds, and replenish mulch. Please dress in long pants, long sleeve shirts, and close toed shoes/boots. Gloves, trash bags, sunscreen and bug spray will be supplied.

  • Project Partners: Facilities
  • Contact Person: Jane Xu
  • Location: Meet at the Hub, Ballroom
  • Volunteer Shifts: 
    • 10:00am-11:00am

Women Giving Back Clothing Drive (5 spaces available for each one hour shift): Assisting Women Giving Back’s mission to “support women and children in crisis, and build their confidence and self-esteem, by providing great quality clothing at no cost.” To this end, we will be collecting donations from collection boxes around campus, accepting donations at the HUB Ballroom site, sorting contributions (by type, size, etc.) and boxing them for delivery to the Women Giving Back Store. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for future volunteer opportunities at their Sterling, VA location.

  • Project Partners: Information Technology Services and Parking & Transportation
  • Contact Persons: Whitney Sublett and Janet Walker
  • Location: The Hub, Ballroom
  • Volunteer Shifts: 
    • 11:00am-12:00pm
    • 12:00pm-1:00pm
    • 1:00pm-2:00pm
    • 2:00pm-3:00pm

Thank You Cards for Veterans at Operation Renewed Hope Foundation: Volunteers needed to write thank you cards for veterans with Operation Renewed Hope Foundation

  • Project Partners: Operation Renewed Foundation
  • Contact Person: Lisa Snyder, Associate Director for Leadership Education and Development
  • Location: The Hub, Ballroom
  • Volunteer Shifts: 
    • 1o:00am-11:00am
    • 11:00am-12:00pm
    • 12:00pm-1:00pm
    • 1:00pm-2:00pm

#masonlove Post-It Note Project: Volunteers needed to write inspirational and positive messages of hopes on post-it notes.  Post-it notes will be displayed around campus

  • Project Partners: #masonlove Post-It Note Project
  • Contact Person: Lisa Snyder, Associate Director for Leadership Education and Development
  • Location: The Hub, Ballroom
  • Volunteer Shifts: 
    • 1o:00am-11:00am
    • 11:00am-12:00pm
    • 12:00pm-1:00pm
    • 1:00pm-2:00pm

 

Save the date!

• The 7th Annual Mason Nation 9/11 Day of Service will take place on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
• Check in for service projects will take place in the Hub, 3rd Floor Lobby Area between 9:30am-1:30pm. NOTE: You may check in at any time before your service project, but please be sure to check in at least 15 minutes PRIOR to the start of your service project. If you attempt to check in after your registration time, you will NOT receive your t-shirt.