The Women's Rowing team started a year long volunteering relationship with the George Mason Sunrise Assisted Living community in the beginning of October 2009. The team volunteered for two hours each Friday.

Volunteering activities at the facility consisted of talking with residents, engaging them in activities such as arts and crafts, singing and anything else the residents wanted to do. The team learned that giving back to your community can be fun. Many girls enjoyed hearing the stories that the residents shared and others were able to gain experience caring for residents with Alzheimer's and dementia.

Overall, the team said they were glad they could work with the residents of Sunrise and said they would like to continue volunteering there next year.