If you have any questions regarding the Year in Service & Volunteer Fair please feel free to contact us.
Community Connections -
Community Service Staff
Lucas Malo- Director
Kelly Whiffen- Department Coordinator
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Year in Service & Volunteer Fair
Tuesday, October 8, 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Sherman Function Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center
Co-sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center, the Department of Community Service and the Waltham Group
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.- Community Partner & Employer Lunch*catered by Waltham area restaurants
11:30 a.m.--1:30 p.m. - Year in Service & Volunteer fair
2:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. - Onsite Informational and Screening Interviews
For Employers & Community Partners:
Brandeis University is known for its commitment to Social Justice. Our students have a long-standing reputation for their positive contributions to our local and global communities. As you look to expand the service and programs that your organizations provide we ask you to strongly consider welcoming members of the Brandeis family into your organization. Attendees at this year’s fair will range from undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff and, alum who are eager enhance and support your mission.
Employer and Community Partners may register for the Brandeis University Year-In-Service & Volunteer Fair by logging in here.
Alumni may register by emailing your name and class year to Alexandra Anweiler Stephens.
Directions to Brandeis University and to the Hassenfeld Conference Center
Directions to campus are available online at: http://www.brandeis.edu/about/visiting/directions.html As you enter the campus, proceed to the left. You can park in the Hassenfeld lot or the Theater (T) lot. Please note that parking passes are not required for this event as we are working with Public Safety to have an area blocked for guests. The event will take place in Sherman Hall located in the Hassenfeld Conference Center and there will be a student there to greet you when you arrive.
For Students and Alum:
This year’s new and improved fair connects and provides an outlet for students, faculty, staff and, alumni to explore service and volunteer opportunities. You may even have the opportunity to interview on-site directly following the fair. The breathe of opportunities range from volunteer internships, one time volunteering, group volunteering, special projects, and post-graduation Year-in Service programs. Although the fair provides a great resource to the Brandeis community it also affords our community partners and employers the opportunity to network with each other and recruit dedicated and qualified students and alum to support their organization’s mission. We acknowledge that the timetable for this event is during the typical class day and lunch schedule and therefore will be providing healthy Kosher, Vegetarian, and Vegan snacks and beverages.
This year two signature events are merging to provide a one-stop service for our community. The Community Service Fair and Year in Service Forum are partnering to “put the pieces together for today, tomorrow, and after graduation.” Participants will have the opportunity to explore how they can volunteer today, develop a skill set and reflect upon their service tomorrow, and perhaps join the 20% of Brandeis alum who dedicate themselves to a Year-in-Service post-graduation. The fair will provide an outlet to learn how you can explore yourself by investing your time into the service of others. Do you currently volunteer at Brandeis? Are you looking to do something different? Come and network with a variety of professionals from organizations that address poverty, public health discrepancies, the education gap, environmental sustainability, and who support youth and families, immigrants, elderly and many others. Are you looking to make new friends, come and meet student leaders of the Waltham Group and see how you can take on a leadership role within this organization? Are you considering a Year-in- Service program after graduation? This fair will open your eyes to the plethora of opportunities here in Boston, throughout the US, and around the globe. Come learn what qualifications employers are looking for and how you can volunteer this year to expand your resume and knowledge.
Are you hoping to deepen your connection and demonstrate your interest in Year- In -Service programs or volunteer opportunities? Several organizations will be hosting onsite Informational and Screening Interviews directly after the fair. Stop by the organization’s table during the fair and sign to meet with a recruiter or community partner.
Students may register for the Brandeis University Year-In-Service & Volunteer Fair by logging into B.hired here.
For Faculty and Staff:
Are you currently striving to implement the value of Social Justice into your course, department, program, or center? If so, the Year-in-Service & Volunteer Fair is a convenient one stop shopping to explore and network with community partners and employers. Whether you are looking to explore internship placement sites, coordinate a service (team builder) project for your department, or implement a Community-Engaged Learning component of your course this event is for you.
Faculty and Staff are welcome to stop by the fair and visit with our guests. No pre-registration required.
List of Participating Organizations
- AVODAH: Jewish Service Corps
- Brightview Country Club Heights
- Cambridge Family & Children's Services (Helping Families)
- Cambrige School Volunteers
- Caribbean Integration Community Development (CICD)
- Citizen Schools
- City on a Hill
- City of Waltham- Recreation Department
- City Year – Boston
- Coalition for Usher Syndrome Research
- Community Works
- Cultural Vistas
- Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program
- Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
- Haven From Hunger
- Horizons for Homeless Children
- Household Goods Recycling of Massachusetts
- Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Jewish Family & Children's Services
- JOIN for Justice
- Junior Achievement of Northern New England
- Lemberg Children's Center
- MAB Community Services
- Macomber Center for Self-Directed Learning
- Masa Israel Journey
- Massachusetts Campus Compact (AmeriCorps/*VISTA)
- Massachusetts Promise Fellowship (AmeriCorps)
- Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA)
- More Than Words
- Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- Partners for Youth with Disabilities
- Peace Corps
- Project Morry
- ReServe Greater Boston - a JVS program
- Springwell, Inc.
- Student Conservation Association - SCA
- Teach For America
- Teach For China
- The Boston Debate League
- The Decibels Foundation
- The Match Education
- The Newton Mentoring Alliance
- Town of Lexington, Senior Services and Senior Center
- Tutors for All
- United South End Settlements
- United States Army
- US Department of State
- Waltham Land Trust
- Waltham Partnership for Youth, Inc
List of Sponsoring Restaurants