Check In people to the hospital at the concierge desk. Bring packages to hospital rooms. I enjoy working here, very fulfilling
For the Freshman Day of Service, we volunteered at the Anacostia Watershed Society at a river site where they have installed trash collectors to stop trash from going further into the river. When we got there, at just this one site of many, the collector was almost overflowing, and there was trash that had made it through the collector and was on the riverbanks. At first we assumed, because of the sheer amount of trash, that cleaning out the collector was something they did weekly, or even monthly, but our guide told us that this is something they did multiple times a week. This illustrated the scope of the problem this organization is trying to remedy, and really put the work that we were doing in perspective. The work itself was not glamorous; it had rained that day, making it very muddy and the trash we were picking up even more disgusting, but I could see how necessary this is to the preservation of our environment and healthy locally. I greatly respect the work this organization does, but it also helped to highlight the failures in our policy that allow trash and pollution to cloud our rivers. Organizations like the Anacostia Watershed Society can only do so much. There has been legislation passed recently that makes me hopeful for change, such as laws limiting plastic bags in DC areas and a ban on Styrofoam food containers. The Anacostia Watershed Society has been tracking how much of these they pick up in their collectors to assess the effectiveness of that legislation.
We helped to clean up and restore the area around the Anacostia River and park. We also learned the importance of correctly separating and picking up trash.
Helped clean the Anacostia River by picking up trash and cleaning river traps. Very upsetting to see the lack of effort in keeping the river clean, but it was nice to know there were groups out there who do care and make efforts to keep our Earth beautiful
Knowing I was taking notes for another student made me focus more and make my notes more detailed because I knew they weren't just for me. This made me realize how lucky I was to take something as simple as going to class and being able to take notes for granted. It also taught me responsibility, as I knew someone else was relying on me to know what had gone on in class that day, so I was sure to pay full attention, take detailed notes, and to upload them to the website in a timely fashion.
GW Fall Move In Volunteer. The Vern is way nicer than Thurston, should have lived there my freshman year.
I helped people move into their dorms as a fundraiser for GW Spirit.
I helped move freshman into their dorms by carrying boxes and unloading cars
Had a great time door-knocking for the candidate!