Download the 2013-2014 Leadership Handbook (PDF).
Helpful One Pagers on All Things Service!
Many find it rewarding to reflect in the form of writing in a journal. Download the director's journal-writing strategies and tips (PDF).
Through our work and service we often follow the philosophy of serving and learning. We hope that through your involvement with the Department of Community Service and the Waltham Group you will learn something new about yourself, your peers and the many individuals with whom you interact.
We are dedicated to making your experience both meaningful and worthwhile. When you volunteers, you often experience emotions that range on the spectrum from fear and hopelessness to pride and joy. There are numerous resources for you to evaluate and reflect as you continue your journey of service. On this site you will find resources as they relate to your volunteerism, career and journey of lifelong learning.
Dialogue as a Form of Reflection
Among your greatest resources are the students and staff that work with the Department of Community Service and the Waltham Group. Never hesitate to set up time to reflect and share with a member of our team. It is our hope that through dialogue we can make your experience meaningful and worthwhile.
Service as It Relates to Your Career
The Hiatt Career Center is dedicated to offering career development tools and supports local and international volunteer
opportunities through established partnerships. Hiatt staff are eager to help you translate your passion for service into job and internship opportunities, and the Department of Community Service works closely with Hiatt throughout the year to ensure our students, who are passionate about service, are aware of the many exciting routes they can take to integrate service into their professional lives. Not sure where to begin? Check out a few tried-and-true resources below!
1. Class Year Exploration: Take a look at Hiatt's breakdown of action steps for students based on class year to gain a sense of what steps to take toward your future career goal at this point in you Brandeis experience.
2. Majors and Corresponding Career Paths: Hiatt breaks down each and every major Brandeis offers and gives an overview of the types of careers students in that major might realistically pursue...and they even provide a "First Destination" report for each major, which shows the jobs and graduate schools actual alumni found themsevles at when they first left Brandeis! This is a great way to consider what service careers may stem from your current major or the major you're considering!
3. Brandeis Internship Exchange: Internships are a great way to gain experience in a field you are considering and also
a great way to network with others in the field. As you begin your internship search, check out the Brandeis Internship Exchange to read actual reviews from Brandeis students past and present who interned all over the world and hear, in their words, what the internship was REALLY like.
3. Apply through B.hired: Check out B.hired for actual job postings from employers who specifically want to hire Brandeis students and alumni. Apply to postings in minutes with resumes, cover letters and additional documents uploaded to your Documents tab in B.hired.
The sites below are also excellent resources and opportunities for individuals looking to pursue a career in a non-profit service-oriented field.
Share ideas, local and national opportunities to work and volunteer.
Teach for America
Post-graduation teaching service opportunities and resources.
Worldwide postgraduate service opportunities to promote peace and friendship.
The Jewish Service Corps strengthens the Jewish community's fight against the causes and effects of poverty in the United States
Citizen Schools partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for children in low-income communities across the country
City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them skills and opportunities to change the world
Preparing students for success in college and beyond
AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community
Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program(JET)
Invites university graduates from overseas to participate in international exchange and foreign language
Jewish Organizing Initiative (JOI)
Develops the next generation of Jewish leaders, and helps them gain the organizing skills and experience to build powerful Jewish and community organizations in order to create a just world. Provides Jewish young adults one-year paid fellowships in community organizing
Unite for Sight's Global Impact Corps
Unite For Sight’s Volunteer Abroad Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship.
Local and national resources and support for college students and institutions of higher education.
City of Waltham, Mass.
Information related to the city of Waltham.
Corporation for National and Community Service
Grants and resources to foster civic engagement.
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
Support and resources to initiate service-learning opportunities.