Center for the Advancement of Well-Being
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Plant the Seeds of Well-Being

Volunteer: Help Plant the Seeds of Well-Being at Mason!


Join us as we celebrate Mason’s commitment to becoming a model well-being university where all community members are thriving together by volunteering to assist with a special seed-planting event for students in the Reforest Mason site on Thursday, August 28th. 

As a model well-being university, Mason will help students, faculty and staff build a life of vitality, purpose, and resilience. We will do this by engaging our community in a variety of ways across a number of domains through courses, programs and services, centers and offices, and special events such as Planting the Seeds of Well-Being.

Our goal is to engage Mason units across our campuses in creating a nurturing and caring environment so that all members of the Mason community have the opportunity to regularly experience curiosity, hope, meaning and joy.

About the Event

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, the Office of Sustainability and the Well-Being University Learning Community as part of Mason’s Well-Being University Initiative, we will host a day-long planting event in the Reforest Mason site, next to the Rappahannock River Parking Deck (map).

Groups of students will work with volunteers in one-hour shifts over the course of a day during Welcome Week to help restore Mason's landscape by planting native Virginia plants while simultaneously ‘planting the seeds of well-being at Mason.’

This event is meant to introduce Mason students (especially those new to Mason) to the Well-Being University Initiative in a way that helps promote the well-being of students and the Mason campus and connects students with each other, Mason faculty and staff, and campus units and programs in a powerful way that helps build community.

The goal is to have students, faculty and staff from various Mason units participate in event.

How You Can Help

  • Volunteer for one or more one-hour shifts during the day (shifts will run from 10am until 2pm on Thursday, August 28th) * Rain date is Friday, August 29th, 10am-2pm.
  • Sign-up for and participate in a 30-minute training session run by the Office of Sustainability prior to the event
  • Have fun meeting new people and welcoming students to Mason while beautifying the campus!
  • Mason faculty, staff, and students are welcome to volunteer
  • All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and water bottle.

Sign up to volunteer.

The time, commitment, and dedication from our volunteers to ensure we are Thriving Together at Mason is immeasurable and appreciated!


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