Service Projects


If you are interested in leading a service project, Social Action and Integrative Studies (SAIL) will be hosting training for all service project leaders.  We ask that service project leaders attend 1 of the training sessions below.  Please contact Jayson Padilla ( for more information.

Training Dates:  

  • Tuesday, September 4th from 11:00am-12:00pm (Enterprise 418)
  • Wednesday, September 5th from 10:30am-11:30am (Enterprise 418)
  • Thursday, September 6th from 3:00pm-4:00pm (Enterprise 418)

To RSVP for one of the mandatory training sessions, visit:

If you or your student organization are interested in coordinating a service project for this year’s Mason Nation 9/11 Day of Service, see below for important details and click here. Project proposals are DUE on August 24, 2018

2018 Mason Nation 9/11 Day of Service Project List (last updated on September 5, 2018)

On-Campus Projects on Monday, September 10th 

Potomac Heights Vegetable Garden:Help us weed and maintain our edible food forest. Learn about plants such as peaches, figs, strawberries, and other edible plants.

  • Project Partners: GMU Organic Gardening Association
  • Contact Person: Doni Nolan

On-Campus Projects on Tuesday, September 11th 

Care Projects: CR works with individuals with disabilities as well as people who are homeless. We would setup small projects that can be completed in 10 minutes or less by people attending the fair. The projects would be making mini care packages for people who are homeless, making small art/craft activity to be gifted to the individuals CR serves.

  • Project Partners: Community Residences, Inc.
  • Contact Person: Brenda G. Sullivan
  • Location: North Plaza

Women Giving Back Clothing Drive: 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 JC Plaza 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: Johnson Center, Bistro

Go Beyond: Build a Hygiene Kit: 9/11 Day of Service is a great opportunity to give back to our community and we are doing that by partnering with a local non-profit, FACETS, to build 100 hygiene kits.

  • Project Partners: F1rst Gen Mason, CAART, and FACETS
  • Contact Person: Sancia Celestin
  • Location: Johnson Center, Room C

On Campus Clean Up: To provide environmental cleanliness awareness

Packs for Vets: Alpha Phi Omega is a service based organization that promotes leadership, friendship, and service within the student body and greater Fairfax community. For this year’s 9/11 day of service, we want to reach out to veterans in our community. Many suffer from living below the poverty line, needing assistance for a physical disability, and sometimes dealing with mental health issues such as PTSD and substance abuse. Our chapter would like to host an event to assemble small care/hygiene packages for veterans in shelters. The packs would include stuff for shaving, soap, deodorant, tissues, and more.

  • Project Partners: Alpha Phi Omega — Alpha Delta Delta Chapter at GMU
  • Contact Person: Sidney Davis
  • Location: Johnson Center, Bistro

Young Life/Lamb Center Supply Drive: Young Life is collecting and packaging supply donations to benefit The Lamb Center, a Fairfax non-profit that helps homeless people. Based on the needs provided by the Lamb Center, we will be collecting: men’s shorts, men’s jeans, men’s belts, pads, razors, shaving cream, plastic forks and knives, paper towels, canned fruit and soups, pop-tarts, and granola/energy bars.

Label Storm Drain Marking: Volunteers will help to labeling storm drains with pre-cast messages warning citizens not to dump trash into the drains to protect the Chesapeake Bay. Marking kits containing all materials and tools will be provided to volunteers.

  • Project Partners: Mason Facilitates
  • Contact Person: Jane Xu

Presidents Park Greenhouse: Help us harvest lettuce, herbs, and other produce for Mason’s dining hall.

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

Innovation Food Forrest: Help us weed and maintain our edible food forest.

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

MAPS & Brother’s Brother: Join MAPS and Brother’s Brother to pack surgical equipment that will be sent across the country to hospitals and clinics who need them.

  • Project Partners: Teresa Neves & Marwa Sakhi
  • Contact Person: Teresa Neves 

Thank You Cards:Join BThenB in making thank you cards for disabled veterans


Save the date!

• The 6th Annual Mason Nation 9/11 Day of Service will take place on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
• Check in for service projects will take place in the Johnson Center, Bistro anytime between 8:30am-4:00pm. 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.

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