"I have made so many lasting Waltham Group friendships, both at Brandeis and in the Waltham Community!" ~Anne Blackstock-Bernstein '09
"Never underestimate the value of even an hour of community service." ~Josh Bellet '10
"Working with kids, and volunteering in general, is one of those rare opportunities in life when you can really accomplish something bigger than yourself. It's these types of altruistic acts that, even though they may seem difficult in the process, make you a truly better person in the end. There's really nothing like it." ~Josh Hochman '09
About the Department
The Department of Community Service, with a slogan of "Within Community Comes Unity" is dedicated to providing students, faculty and staff with relevant volunteer experiences that match the needs of our neighbors, as well as the skills and interests of our student volunteers. The department seeks to establish sustainable and reciprocal partnerships with local social service, governmental, educational and cultural agencies as we advise and support community service initiatives.
Our endeavors include fostering a community member who is civically engaged as an advocate, volunteer and educated citizen. We strive to embody the pillars of the university and core values of the Division of Student Affairs through experiential service opportunities, collaboration with the academy and intentional reflection.
Student service outreach is done primarily through the Waltham Group, a student-led community service organization.