Advertise Your Event

If you'd like your community service event advertised in the weekly "This Week in Service" email that goes out to students on Mondays, please email Director of Community Service Lucas Malo at lmalo@brandeis.edu. Please specify the time, date and location of the event as well as the name of the event sponsor and a brief description of the event.

 

Semester Events

       

Monday, January 18
MLK Jr. Day of Service
Reflect on the life and work of Dr. King, pack meals for food pantries and discuss social justice issues with Brandeis clubs and local non-profits. Co-sponsored by the Chaplaincy and Waltham Group. Register at http://2016mlkjr.eventbrite.com.
Levin Ballroom (Usdan), 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 20
Waltham Group Recruitment Night
Learn about all 20 Waltham Group programs and sign up to get involved! 
SCC Atrium, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 23
Volunteer at the Mobile Food Pantry
Volunteer at a free, farmer’s market style event to help distribute healthy food to Waltham residents experiencing food insecurity. Contact Waltham Group Hunger & Homelessness at walthamgrouphnh@gmail.com to reserve a spot!
Bristol Lodge in Waltham (transportation provided), 12:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 23
Relay for Life
Join the fight against cancer as we fundraise for the American Cancer Society. Sign up at www.relayforlife.org/brandeisuniversityma. Sponsored by Colleges Against Cancer.
Gosman, 5:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m.

Friday, January 29
Farm Stand
Farmers Club will be selling dried herbs straight from the rooftop farm.
SCC Atrium, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Monday, February 1
Empowering Youth Through Business & Education: The Story of More than Words
Youth in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school CAN take charge of their lives through education, employment and coaching. Join a discussion and presentation by More Than Words youth. *Deis Impact event
SCC 313, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 2
Perspectives on Housing Insecurity
Discuss the implications of housing insecurity in our community and worldwide. We will hear from artists and advocates. Sponsored by Waltham Group’s Hunger & Homelessness and Habitat for Humanity programs. *Deis Impact event
SCC Multipurpose Room, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 2 - Thursday, February 4
Winter Waltham Group Blood Drive
Donate or volunteer! One donation can save up to three lives!
Sherman Function Hall, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Monday February 8, March 14, April 4
Waltham Group Speaker Series 
The Waltham Group is proud to present several speakers who will address educational access, social entrepreneurship, advocacy, and much more.
SCC Multipurpose Room, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Monday, February 29
Volunteer Networking Night
Join the Waltham Group for a night of networking with representatives from on- and off-campus organizations that value volunteer experience. Jobs, internships, scholarships, and more will be represented.
SCC Multipurpose Room, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 

Friday, March 4
Volunteer at Greater Boston Food Bank
Sort and package food for those experiencing food insecurity. Contact Waltham Group Hunger & Homelessness to sign up: walthamgrouphnh@gmail.com.
Greater Boston Food Bank (transportation provided), 12:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 8
Exploring your Identity through Community Engagement Lunch Discussion
Have you ever asked yourself, Why am I the only ______ (fill in the blank)? Has someone in your community judged one of your identities? Are you seeking an environment to grow and reflect on these topics? If so, please join us as we explore how various types of biases present roadblocks during service, how you can leverage identities to connect with new populations and much more. We hope participants will join us in this brave space to discuss personal experiences and lessons learned from our community service work. Free lunch from the Chateau provided. Please RSVP to Kelly Whiffen at kwhiffen@brandeis.edu with dietary restrictions. Co-sponsored by the Department of Community Service & Intercultural Center.
SCC 313, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 15
This Changes Everything Documentary Screening
 Waltham Group's Symbiosis program is sponsoring a screening of This Changes Everything, a documentary based on Naomi Klein's critically acclaimed novel questioning the relationship between climate change and capitalism. Join us in Chum's for a free dinner, popcorn, and stimulating conversation regarding climate change! 
Cholmondeley's (Chums), 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 19
Wellness Drive
Collect clean socks, clothes, and wellness items with the Waltham Group’s Hunger & Homelessness program. Flyer for the collection in local neighborhoods and pick up donated items from participating homes.

Tuesday, April 5
Experiential Learning Symposium & Deis Talks
Check out student poster and Ted Talk-style reflections and presentations.
International Lounge (Usdan), 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 12 - Thursday, April 14
Waltham Group’s 3rd Annual Boston Strong Memorial Drive
Donate or volunteer! Raffle items will benefit Boston charities.
Sherman Function Hall, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 14
Plympton Family Night
Sign up your club to host an activity station or perform at this annual carnival for families. Contact Clubs in Service at clubsinservice@gmail.com if interested. CORI forms due March 11.
Plympton Elementary School, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 19
Community Engaged Learning Practicum Presentations
Learn from students in the EL66 practicum course about their experience leading volunteer programs in local communities.SCC Multipurpose Room, 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Monday, May 2
Celebration of Service
If you volunteered this year, this event is for you! Connect with others, grab a bite to eat, thank a community partner, take pictures in the photo booth and cheer on our new Commitment to Service Award winners.
Sherman Function Hall, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 4
Commitment to Service Stressbuster
If you’ve tracked at least 50 hours of service this academic year through the CTSA program, then stop by for pizza, games and massage chairs!
SCC Multipurpose Room, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.