Volunteer Options

Another way to continue to use your study abroad experience back in the U.S. is through service. The Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service at GW has several internationally-minded opportunities for service.

Alternative Breaks

Serve. Learn. Discover. These student-led service trips over winter break and spring break focus on topic areas ranging from environmental degradation, education, and homelessness. Winter break trips include international options in Latin America, while domestic options are available during both the winter and spring.

Neighbor's Project

Neighbors Project strives to connect those in the GW community with over 30 different community partner organizations that are located throughout DC.  Each partner offers a variety of ways for GW students for individuals and groups to get involved in service. Service areas include Education, Environment and Food Justice, Hunger and Homelessness, Wellness and Support, and Youth Development.

Days of Service

Through Days of Service, CCEPS hopes event participants will understand challenges facing DC and will take advantage of other ongoing service opportunities to make a deeper impact. Days of service include: Freshmen Day of Service, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, MLK Day of Service, and Earth Day. In previous years, FOFAC and Exchange students have served together as a team. If students are interested in creating a study abroad team, please contact the GW Office for Study Abroad at [email protected].

GW Puentes

If you speak Spanish, consider joining a student initiative uniting bilingual students and Spanish learners with service opportunities surrounding the issue of equal access to education. Students interested in Puentes should sign up for the course Advanced Spanish Service-Learning.