The UIS Week of Service is an annual opportunity for UIS staff to to volunteer their time, talent, and resources to help Washington-area charities and non-profit organizations. All UIS staff are encouraged and empowered to spend a day volunteering at any of several community partners with your colleagues from Georgetown.

UIS Week of Service 2022 will be held July 11-16 this year. If you would like more information about any of these opportunities, please reach out to the UIS staff coordinator. 

How may I participate?

1) Use the online registration form for the activities you would like to participate in. Since slots for some activities are limited, we ask you to make your first and second choices (or find an alternate service opportunity if you reside outside of Metropolitan Washington).

2) Donate to the UIS Week of Service 2022 Fund.  Donation links and organizations supported are listed below.  Your generosity is truly appreciated.

Activity Calendar

Community-based Activities

Bread for the City

ActivityVolunteers are needed to work in the food pantry or roof top gardening 

Coordinator: Saurabh Mitra

Location: BFC NW Center, 1525 7th Street, NW

Dates: Thursday, July 14    <Changed from original schedule>

Times: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Slots: 12 Volunteers

Covid-19 Requirements: Mask and Proof of Full Vaccination Mandatory

Bread for the City helps Washington, DC residents living with low income to develop the power to determine the future of their own communities. They provide food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty. They seek justice through community organizing and public advocacy and work to uproot racism, a major cause of poverty. They are committed to treating our clients with the dignity and respect that all people deserve.

Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy 

ActivityRemoval of invasive plants

Coordinator: Chris Parkin

Location: At the top of Lover’s Lane, approximately 3060 R Street, NW  (Directions)

Date: Saturday, July 16

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Slots: 30 volunteers

Covid-19 Requirements: Mask and Social Distancing Mandatory

Event Info: Bring face mask and a water bottle.  It is recommended to wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, socks, and closed-toe shoes for protection.  They supply: hand sanitizer, gloves, tools, training, and supplementary water.

Forms Required: Volunteer Waiver Covid Screening Questionnaire    Please fill out/sign, digitally or print & scan, and send them back to your coordinator who will submit them. Hardcopies will also be available at the start of the event.

Safety: Covid safety practices will be used

Leave:  Since this is a Saturday event, you may take 4 hours plus travel time off during a work day in the week prior to or after the UIS Week of Service.

The Park is the naturalistic garden of Dumbarton Oaks Estate designed by Beatrix Farrand, America's first female landscape architect, and given to the US by Mildred and Robert Bliss in 1940. The Park is overrun with invasive plant species and stormwater. 

Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy (DOPC) is the private partner to Rock Creek Park in the restoration of this landscape treasure.  Volunteers focus on the removal of the invasive plants to re-establish the design lines of the garden, allow native plants to flourish, and to prepare an area for ecological and design restoration.

All volunteers should dress to work in brush and other outdoor environments so it is highly recommended that you wear long pants, long sleeve shirts, socks and sturdy closed toe shoes for protection.  DOPC will supply gloves, tools, training, snacks and water along with a short tour and history of the Park.  Event may be canceled or rescheduled if we experience extreme heat and/or wet weather.  

Honor Flight Network

ActivityGreet and welcome World War II Veterans to Washington

Coordinator: Dash Kees

Location: World War II Memorial

Date: Tuesday, July 12

Time: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM 

Transportation:  Register to receive transportation information

Slots: Unlimited Number of Volunteers

Lunch: Bring Your Own

Covid-19 Restrictions:  Mask Strongly Encouraged

Honor Flight Network honors groups of Veterans, who are flown to Washington on complimentary flights flown by American Airlines, at the World War II Memorial.  Greeting is set to begin at Noon. Transportation information will be provided upon registration.

Martha’s Table


Martha's Joyful Food Bagging: As a volunteer, you'll join the MT Team at their headquarters in Southeast DC to help build bags with a menu of vegetables, fruits, and pantry items. They are pre-packaging so participants can quickly grab food at the sites we deliver to. Volunteers will also help break things down and sanitize the bagging space as well loading and unloading food. This is a behind-the-scenes event, there will be no distribution or community interaction by volunteers, but they will provide music and a ton of fun.

Martha's Joyful Market: Martha’s Joyful Market is a high energy pop-up grocery market, where children, families or individuals can come and shop for food free of cost, taste food recipes and be a part of interactive cooking demonstrations at schools or community centers in the area. As a market volunteer, you’ll assist with curating a vibrant and joyful space for shopping, support demos of healthy, market-inspired recipes, assist children and families with choosing and learning about fruits and vegetables, and more! 

Coordinator: Charlie Leonhardt

Location: Martha's Joyful Market at a Community Center; Martha's Joyful Food Bagging at MT HQ (addresses and map links are available in the activity calendar)

Dates: Wednesday and Friday, July 13 and 15

Times: Martha's Joyful Food Bagging 1:00 - 4:15 PM on the 13th; Martha's Joyful Market 2:00 - 5:30 PM on the 15th

Slots: 10 volunteers

Covid-19 Restrictions:  Mask Strongly Encouraged

For over 35 years, Martha’s Table has worked to support stronger children, families, and communities by increasing access to quality education programs, healthy food, and family support.  They believe that every child deserves the opportunity for their brightest future, and a deeply engaged family and community committed to their success.

Ronald McDonald House

Activity: Lunch Preparation

Coordinator: Raphael Terranus

Location3727 14th Street, NE

Dates: Monday, July 11 and Friday, July 15

Times: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch: You eat what you make!

Slots: 6 Volunteers each day 

Covid-19 Restrictions:  Mask and Proof of Full Vaccination Mandatory

Ronald McDonald House provides a place for sick children (and their families) to stay while they are receiving critical health care in our area. As we all know the costs of hotel lodging and meals in Washington are some of the highest in the nation. The care and support provided by RMH allows many families to maintain some routines and their dignity as they go through this difficult time. 

So Others Might Eat (SOME)

Activity: Food preparation

Coordinators: Lori Briggs

Location: 71 O Street, NW  

Dates: Tuesday and Thursday, July 12 and July 14

Times: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Slots: 6 Volunteers each day

Covid-19 Restrictions:  Masks Mandatory / Should be fully Vaccinated

SOME provides meals, clothing, temporary housing, medical care, and job counseling and placement services for those who need it most.  We need volunteers to prepare a meal that will be served the following day.

Activities beyond Metropolitan Washington

If you work outside of Metro Washington you may volunteer at a service organization near your home during the UIS Week of Service.  The registration form allows you to specify the organization you will support and when your service will take place.


A number of our partners in the past have not resumed in person volunteer opportunities due to the global pandemic. In order to help our partners, please donate to the 2022 UIS Week of Service Fund which will support the following organizations.  You may donate in any of these ways:

PayPal: Donate Here

Venmo: @uisweek


Habitat for Humanity

A decent home provides the strength, stability and independence that families need, and Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.  Habitat homeowners pay an affordable mortgage, receive financial education, and help build their homes alongside volunteers. 

Hoya Hub Food Pantry

The Hoya Hub food pantry is a resource for any member of the Georgetown University community experiencing food insecurity.  It is a pantry stocked with non-perishable food items, available to anyone who needs food on an immediate, emergency basis.  No Hoya should go hungry; the Hoya Hub is a place to pick up nutritious food to cover short breaks or other unplanned gaps in access to meals.

Ronald McDonald House 

Your gift will help support the meals that UIS volunteers will make at RMH to assist sick children and their families.  

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of its founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. 

So Others Might Eat (SOME)

SOME provides meals, clothing, temporary housing, medical care, and job counseling and placement services for those who need it most.  

Support for Ukrainian Refugees

We will donate to organizations that are providing support to refugees displaced by the war on Ukraine.