07/19/2011 at 03:55 PM EDT
The First Lady will soon be making her network reality TV debut.
will guest star on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
as part of an outreach program to military veterans.
On Thursday, Obama will travel to Fayetteville, N.C., to help expand a community resource center for homeless female vets located just outside of Ft. Bragg, the White House says.
Obama, who will work on building a new greenhouse and children's play area, is participating as part of the "Joining Forces" initiative she founded with Dr. Jill Biden to assist veterans and their families.
Her appearance on Extreme Makeover
will air in October.