Your First Year

First Year Community Service

First Year Students arrive at Washington College eager to get connected on campus and in the Chestertown community. 

We are happy to support and facilitate this goal through a community service-oriented program themed “We Love This Place!” This exciting opportunity is designed to connect students with you, our fellow community members through service projects.

We are seeking manageable service projects suitable for groups of 12-15 students to complete within a two-hour period. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate.

Sample service project ideas:
People to people service - children, students, adults, senior citizens

Physical labor – small fix-up projects, garden clean up, window washing, etc.

Educational - Storytelling; reading; activities; tutoring; conversations

Environmental - trail cleanup, restoration, preserve habitat, animal care

Support healthy activities /recreation

Food collection, sorting, distribution

Service project recipients must provide tools and materials for the projects. Students will have attire and gloves appropriate for work.

To apply for this opportunity, click here or download form and submit to:

We Love This Place

Student Affairs – Orientation

Washington College

Chestertown, Maryland, 21620


QUESTIONS?     Contact: Elaine Grant                     410-810-7146