Spotlight on Clubs and Service

Cooking Club and Waltham Group's Kids Club Cooking Club

The cooking club came to Kids Club for our healthy eating and food week. They did a great job in planning fun, delicious
foods, such as english muffin pizza (on whole wheat english muffins, reduced fat cheese, vegetable toppings and turkey peperoni) and yogurt parfaits with chocolate and vanilla pudding, fruits and rice krispies. The cooking  club volunteers spoke with the kids about the healthy toppings and explained to them how easy it is to eat healthy at home. It was great collaborating with Cooking Club, the kids had a great time and they were able to learn about healthy choices.


"Working with cooking club was a great experience for the children and volunteers. The kids were able to learn about Healthy choices and active lifestyles, while eating delicious food. I really felt by collaborating with other clubs on Brandeis Campus, we were able to enrich the experience, and better apply our goals as a Community Service program." -Anonymous

CIS One-Time Opportunities

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Volunteer opportunities posted on this page are opportunities for clubs and organizations to engage in the Waltham Community run by Brandeis student leaders. We encourage you to contact the representatives of each program to discuss how your club can get involved!

If you have a specific population that you are interested in working with or would like suggestions please stop by our office hours or email clubsinservice@gmail.com 

For more details on any of these programs, or to partner with other Waltham Group programs, please see the Waltham Group website: www.brandeis.edu/walthamgroup 

 
Group Name: Kids Connectons, Waltham Group
Project Leader Name: Wouter van der Eng, Eva Chiu, Madelyn Katz
E-mail Address of Project Leader:  kidsconnectionwg@gmail.com
Phone Number of Project Leader: 781-736-3235
Project Description: Looking for clubs to present about their specialty to young kids after school at the Waltham Boys and Girls Club, Waltham YMCA or Waltham Chill Zone.  Ideally this would be an interactive activity that the kids could participate in. The YMCA holds Teen events every Friday night, and the Waltham Chill Zone holds Teen events every Friday and Saturday, both would love volunteers. In addition, the YMCA and Boys and Girls Club both have special one-time events ranging from family night to Holiday Parties! 
Time frame/duration: One-Time, Determined in Conjunction with coordinators
Number of Volunteers Needed: Minimum of 2

 
Group Name: Afternoon Enrichment, Waltham Group
Project Leader Names: Haleigh Brockman, Jessica Lieberman, Sara Eisenberg and Becky Sanders
E-mail Address of Project Leader: aft.enrichment@gmail.com          
Phone Number of Project Leader: 781-736-3235
Project Description: Work with local middle school students after school to help plan an activity based around the club’s specialty.
Time frame/duration: One-Time, Offered every Thursday from 3-4 P.M.
Number of Volunteers Needed: Minimum of 6

Group Name: Language & Cultural Enrichment (LaCE)
Project Leader Names:  Nicole Tiger, Matthew Eames and Amanda Reuillard
E-mail Address of Project Leader:  wg.lace@gmail.com
Phone Number of Project Leader: 781-736-3235
Project Description: LaCE works with local middle school students who have recently immigrated to the United States and are in their schools' ESL/ELL program.  We do a group activity for the first hour of our program, which aims to be both fun and educational, and should have a language component. Examples of past activities are: scavenger hunt, Mad Libs, working with AHORA to do a cooking demonstration, working with Mochila to do a music program, etc.  Must be able to lead interactive program for 25 middle school students and 25 college students
Time frame/duration: Thursdays, 3-4 P.M.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 1-5 (or more if needed)
 
Group Name: Waltham Kids Club, Waltham Group            
Project Leader Names: Sarah Johnson, Alex Faye, Brooke Gruman, Jenna Kahane
E-mail Address of Project Leader: walthamkidsclub@gmail.com
Phone Number of Project Leader: 781-736-3235
Project Description: We are an after school program that brings kids from Waltham public housing developments to Brandeis for educational and recreational activities. Each week we have a theme. Any Clubs that can plan activities for kids K-5 would be welcome!
Time frame/duration: Everyday except Friday, 4:00-5:30 P.M.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 1-5
 
Group Name: Companions 2 Elders, Waltham Group
Project Leader Names: Hannah Diamond, Adrian Hincacpie, Hilary Heyison and Reed Zukerman
E-mail Address of Project Leader: Companions2Elders@Brandeis.edu 
Phone Number of Project Leader: 781-736-3235
Project Description: We work with elderly residents in the Waltham community and visit weekly.  We are looking for volunteers to assist with major events such as parties at the extended living center and are looking for performance clubs to entertain
Time frame/duration:Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, 3-5 P.M. 
Number of Volunteers Needed: 1-100


Group Name: Brandeis Buddies
Project Leader Names: Alex Shapiro, Elizabeth Fields  and Michelle Wexler
E-mail Address of Project Leader:  brandeisbuddies@gmail.com 
Phone Number of Project Leader: 781-736-3235
Project Description:Brandeis Buddies works with developmentally disabled adults at Greater Waltham ARC through a variety of on-campus and off-campus activities.  We welcome performance groups or other groups with special talents to entertain program participants for an afternoon. 
Time frame/duration:Thursday, 3-5 P.M.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 1-100

Group Name: Junior Brandeis Achievers (JBA), Waltham Group
Project Leader Names: Emily Schnedier, Sara Jaruthien,Wendy Moy, Kayla Rossetti, Ashley Lau, Jeremy Berman
E-mail Address of Project Leader: juniorbrandeisachievers@gmail.com
Phone Number of Project Leader: 610-804-3579
Project Description: JBA runs after school clubs at the local Stanley Elementary School.  We are looking for ANY clubs who are willing to teach children what they do and what they love!
Time frame/duration: Wednesday Afternoons
Number of Volunteers Needed: No Limit

Group Name: Hunger & Homelessness, Waltham Group
Project Leader Names: Diana Wang, Petra Nelson, Lauryn Garner, Nate Shammay and Liz Stoker
E-mail Address of Project Leader:  walthamgrouphnh@gmail.com  
Phone Number of Project Leader:781-736-3235
Project Description: A variety of volunteer opportunities exist such as serving meals at the soup kitchen at Bristol Lodge, preparing and serving meals at the Waltham Community Day Center, or assisting with construction/painting projects at the Waltham Community Day Center.
Time frame/duration: Weeknights or Weekends
Number of Volunteers Needed:5-15

Group Name: Community Connections, Waltham Group
Project Leader Names: Shani Aharon, Tove Freeman and Molly Stevens
E-mail Address of Project Leader: connections@lists.brandeis.edu 
Phone Number of Project Leader: 781-736-3235
Project Description: This is a chance to do a variety of events such as working to restore and maintain local parks, working on a farm, or sorting canned good.  If you have an idea, we can help make it happen!
Time frame/duration: Can be scheduled to accommodate YOUR club
Number of Volunteers Needed: Minimum of 8

Group Name: Hospital Helpers, Waltham Group
Project Leader Names: Ruairi Smith-Dewey, Svetlana Duvidovich, Aaron Yang and Yael Bellin
E-mail Address of Project Leader: hosp.helpers@gmail.com  
Phone Number of Project Leader: 781-736-3235
Project Description: Knitting or creating crafts for hospital patients
Time frame/duration: One-time, Determined in Conjunction with coordinators
Number of Volunteers Needed: Any

Group Name: Blood Drive, Waltham Group
Project Leader Names: Jess Friedman, Chrissy Fischer, Anna Homitsky, Colin Gibbons and Rachel Weissman
E-mail Address of Project Leader:  wgblooddrive@gmail.com 
Phone Number of Project Leader: 781-736-3235
Project Description: This a great opportunity to get involved with ANY aspect of the Blood Drive or Bone Marrow Registration Drive
Time frame/duration: We have three blood drives per year: October, February and April. 
Number of Volunteers Needed: Any