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 dcspartnerliaison@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

       

Friday, August 26
Sustainival: An Eco-Carnival
Learn about sustainability at Brandeis and shop at the farmer’s market. Highlights include music, games and produce from Brandeis' very own rooftop farm! Sponsored by Farmers Club, Students for Environmental Action and Sustainable Brandeis.
Shapiro Campus Center Great Lawn, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Thursday, September 1
Brandeis Volunteers Around the World General Meeting
VAW sends student volunteers to serve health care professionals in other countries. Join us for our first general meeting of the year!
Mandel G3, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 8
Waltham Group Recruitment Night
Learn about and sign up for volunteer opportunities focused on education, health, sustainability, and more. Whether you can commit an hour per week or per semester, we have a spot for you!
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium, 7-8 p.m.

Monday, September 19
More Than Words Service Opportunity
More Than Words (MTW) empowers youth who are in foster care, court involved, homeless or out of school to take charge of a business. Brandeis volunteers will enjoy snacks and conversation at the MTW bookstore and then head to the warehouse to help sort and catalogue books. Pre-registration required. Transportation will be provided. Sponsored by Commitment to Service Award Program.
Van leaves from Spingold Theater, 4-7:15 p.m.

Friday, September 23-Sunday, September 25
Annual VINE Farm Trip
VINE provides a safe haven for animals rescued from the factory farm industry. Volunteers will help prepare the farm for winter. Email Waltham Group Service Without Borders at swbbrandeis@gmail.com to get involved.
VINE Sanctuary (Springfield, VT)

Tuesday, September 27-Thursday, September 29
Waltham Group Blood Drive
Donate to save three lives! You are someone’s type! Sign up at tinyurl.com/brandeisblooddrive.
Sherman Function Hall (Hassenfeld), 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, October 8-Sunday, October 9
Waltham Group 50th Anniversary
Connect with students, alumni, and current and former staff at service projects (Sat./Sun. 10 a.m.-12 p.m.), a gala (Sat. 6-8:30 p.m.), a silent auction, a historical timeline, and more. RSVP info will be released in early September.

Thursday, October 20
Social Impact Fair
Visit with more than 50 social impact employers and community partners who want to recruit students, faculty, staff and alumni for jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities and gap year roles. RSVP at https://goo.gl/8xQomC. Co-sponsored by Hiatt Career Center, Community Service and Waltham Group.
Levin Ballroom (Usdan), 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thursday, October 20
Relay for Life’s Kick Off Coffeehouse!
Kick off the fall semester in Chums with Relay For Life, featuring some of your favorite performers! You can also start your fundraising early by registering for Relay at the event! Sponsored by the Relay For Life Planning Committee.
Cholmondeley's (Chum's), 8:30-11 p.m.

Friday, October 21
Be Bold, Be Bald! Day
This national fundraiser where participants wear a bald cap for a day honors cancer patients and raises money for foundations that help them and their families. Sponsored by SAAC.

Monday, October 31
Halloween for the Hungry
Trick-or-treat for nonperishable food items to be donated to the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen. To get involved, e-mail walthamgrouphnh@gmail.com. Sponsored by Waltham Group Hunger and Homelessness.
Shapiro Lounge (Massell Quad), 2 p.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday, November 8
Jail and Bail
Campus celebrities do time for cancer's crime. Students, staff and faculty are put in a jail set up in the SCC atrium and stuck there until others bail them out. The catch…people can pay to keep them in jail too! Sponsored by the Relay For Life Planning Committee.
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium, 12-4 p.m.

Thursday, November 10
Kindness Day
Join Brandeis in spreading acts of kindness throughout the day, creating a ripple effect across campus! Help with a service project, write a postcard to a friend or take an extra moment to offer a word of encouragement to a classmate before their big exam!

Monday, November 14
More Than Words Service Opportunity
More Than Words (MTW) empowers youth who are in foster care, court involved, homeless or out of school to take charge of a business. Brandeis volunteers will enjoy snacks and conversation at the MTW bookstore and then head to the warehouse to help sort and catalogue books. Pre-registration required. Transportation will be provided. Sponsored by Commitment to Service Award Program.
Van leaves from Spingold Theater, 4-7:15 p.m.

Early December (CORIs due November 13)
Stanley Family Night
Sign up your club or organization to host an activity at this annual carnival hosted for families at Stanley Elementary School. This is a great opportunity for non-service clubs to engage in service! Email Clubs in Service at clubsinservice@gmail.com to sign up.

Thursday, November 17
The Dialogues: Wage Project Negotiating your First Job Salary
Over the term of her life a woman will earn $1 million less than a man. This session is open to any students who will be negotiating their job salaries and are interested in earning their true potential. Bring your lunch and let's talk. RSVP at https://goo.gl/uIjanG. Sponsored by Hiatt and Department of Community Service.
Shapiro Campus Center Room 313, 12-1:30 p.m.

Monday, December 5
Waltham Group Volunteer Appreciation
Join friends and WG coordinators for a night of food, games and conversation as the Waltham Group thanks its volunteers for a semester of hard work and community engagement.
Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room, 7-8 p.m.

Tuesday, December 6
Waltham Group Community Engagement Practicum Presentations
Learn from the students in the EL66 Practicum course about their experience leading volunteer programs in local communities. Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room, 12:30-1:30 p.m.