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 the Director, Lucas Malo. 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

       

Date: Monday, January 15
Event: MLK Interfaith Day of Service
Time: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Levin Ballroom, Alumni Lounge, International Lounge (Usdan Student Center)
Description: Reflect on the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., pack meals for food pantries, and enjoy a social-justice and education-themed fair with Brandeis clubs and local non-profits. Contact Lauren Shortall at lshortall@brandeis.edu to register.

Date: Thursday, January 18
Event: Waltham Group Recruitment Night
Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) Multipurpose Room and Atrium
Description: Interested in volunteering in the local community? If so, come to Waltham Group Recruitment Night and learn more about how to get involved with the largest student organization at Brandeis. Whether you’d like to volunteer with children, the elderly, individuals who are experiencing homelessness, or the environment, Waltham Group offers a program that caters to your interest.

Date: Thursday, January 18
Event: Community Engagement Ambassador Program Information Session
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Location: Shapiro Campus Center Room 313
Description: As part of a prestigious leadership cohort, four selected Community Engagement Ambassadors will work with Department of Community Service staff to build the capacity of all Brandeis community service clubs and will receive a $2,000 stipend. Ambassadors will be challenged to think creatively about ways to engage Brandeis students from all backgrounds in community service initiatives, to engage in strategic planning that supports community engagement, and to learn new leadership skills, including project management systems and tools that increase effectiveness in groups. Attend an information session to learn more!

Date: Monday, January 22
Event: Community Engaged Leader Series (Communication)
Time: 5pm-6pm
Location: SCC MPR
Description: CELS is geared toward Waltham Group coordinators-in-training, Waltham Group coordinators in their first year of coordinating, and new community service club executive board members. Each participant in CELS will gain knowledge about each of the six program competency areas for Waltham Group programs and community service clubs and be able to apply that knowledge to their respective programs/clubs and will develop teamwork skills with each other and get to know one another, opening pathways for future collaboration. Interested participants can contact lshortall@brandeis.edu.

Date: Saturday, January 27
Event: Waltham: The More You Know Experience
Time: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Hassenfeld Conference Center (Upper Sherman)
Description: Do you volunteer in the local community? We are offering all-volunteer training to better prepare you to engage in the greater Waltham area. Learn more about Waltham’s demographics, history, and people by attending one of these sessions. Contact Lauren Shortall at lshortall@brandeis.edu to register.

Date: Wednesday January 31
Event: Community Engagement Ambassador Program Information Session
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Shapiro Campus Center, Student Life and Success Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Description: As part of a prestigious leadership cohort, four selected Community Engagement Ambassadors will work with Department of Community Service staff to build the capacity of all Brandeis community service clubs and will receive a $2,000 stipend. Ambassadors will be challenged to think creatively about ways to engage Brandeis students from all backgrounds in community service initiatives, to engage in strategic planning that supports community engagement, and to learn new leadership skills, including project management systems and tools that increase effectiveness in groups. Attend an information session to learn more!

Date: Saturday, February 3
Event: Mini Day of Service
Time: All Day
Location: Off Campus
Description: We invite students, faculty, and staff to join the Waltham Group’s Community Connections for a mini day of service. Engage on-site with a community partner and reflect about your experience with your group. Snacks will be provided. Questions, please email Community Connections at communityconnectionswg@brandeis.edu.

Date: Monday, February 12
Event: Community Engaged Leader Series (Recruitment & Retention)
Time: 5pm-6pm
Location: SCC 313
Description: CELS is geared toward Waltham Group coordinators-in-training, Waltham Group coordinators in their first year of coordinating, and new community service club executive board members. Each participant in CELS will gain knowledge about each of the six program competency areas for Waltham Group programs and community service clubs and be able to apply that knowledge to their respective programs/clubs and will develop teamwork skills with each other and get to know one another, opening pathways for future collaboration. Interested participants can contact lshortall@brandeis.edu.

Date: Tuesday, February 13 - Thursday, February 15
Event: February Blood Drive
Time: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Sherman Function Hall
Description: Students, faculty, and staff are invited to donate blood through the American Red Cross at the Waltham Groups’ February Blood Drive. Did you know that each pint can save up to three adult lives? Email the program coordinators at WGBloodDrive@gmail.com for more information on where to sign up.

Date: Thursday, February 13
Event: Community Engagement Ambassador Program Information Session
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Shapiro Campus Center Room 313
Description: As part of a prestigious leadership cohort, four selected Community Engagement Ambassadors will work with Department of Community Service staff to build the capacity of all Brandeis community service clubs and will receive a $2,000 stipend. Ambassadors will be challenged to think creatively about ways to engage Brandeis students from all backgrounds in community service initiatives, to engage in strategic planning that supports community engagement, and to learn new leadership skills, including project management systems and tools that increase effectiveness in groups. Attend an information session to learn more!

Date: February 17 - February 24
Event: Habitat for Humanity Service Trip
Location: Forsyth County, North Carolina.
Description: Volunteers will help construct a home a home in the community with the local Habitat chapter in Forsyth County, located in the western part of North Carolina. Sponsored by Waltham Group Habitat for Humanity.

Date: February 22 - February 25
Event: Appalachian Service Project
Location: Jonesville, VA
Description: The Appalachia Service Project provides college students the opportunity to spend their time away from campus in an impactful and purposeful way with our year-round home repair programs throughout Central Appalachia

Date: Monday, February 26
Event: Community Engaged Leader Series (Reflection, Identity, & Assessment)
Time: 5pm-6pm
Location: SCC MPR
Description: CELS is geared toward Waltham Group coordinators-in-training, Waltham Group coordinators in their first year of coordinating, and new community service club executive board members. Each participant in CELS will gain knowledge about each of the six program competency areas for Waltham Group programs and community service clubs and be able to apply that knowledge to their respective programs/clubs and will develop teamwork skills with each other and get to know one another, opening pathways for future collaboration. Interested participants can contact lshortall@brandeis.edu.

Date: Friday, March 3
Event: Zale Program Conference: Train the Trainer
Time: 11 a.m - 3 p.m.
Location: Hassenfeld Conference Center (Sherman Function Hall, Geller, Levine-Ross, and the Lurias)
Description: Are you a volunteer for an organization centered around individuals with disabilities? If so, this free conference will use a train the trainer model to teach you best practices for training others to volunteer with individuals who have disabilities. This is a regional conference for Brandeis volunteers and community partners such as regional Arcs and public schools. Lunch will be included! Questions, please email slmiller@brandeis.edu.

Date: Sunday, March 4
Event: Mini Day of Service
Time: All day
Location: Off Campus
Description: We invite students, faculty, and staff to join the Waltham Group's Community Connections for a mini day of service. Engage on-site with a community partner and reflect about your experience with your group. Snacks will be provided. Questions, please email Community Connections at communityconnectionswg@brandeis.edu.

Date: Monday, March 5
Event: Community Engaged Leader Series (Engaged Citizenship & Educational Outreach)
Time: 5pm-6pm
Location: SCC MPR
Description: CELS is geared toward Waltham Group coordinators-in-training, Waltham Group coordinators in their first year of coordinating, and new community service club executive board members. Each participant in CELS will gain knowledge about each of the six program competency areas for Waltham Group programs and community service clubs and be able to apply that knowledge to their respective programs/clubs and will develop teamwork skills with each other and get to know one another, opening pathways for future collaboration. Interested participants can contact lshortall@brandeis.edu.

Date: Monday, March 19
Event: Community Engaged Leader Series (Management)
Time: 5pm-6pm
Location: SCC MPR
Description: CELS is geared toward Waltham Group coordinators-in-training, Waltham Group coordinators in their first year of coordinating, and new community service club executive board members. Each participant in CELS will gain knowledge about each of the six program competency areas for Waltham Group programs and community service clubs and be able to apply that knowledge to their respective programs/clubs and will develop teamwork skills with each other and get to know one another, opening pathways for future collaboration. Interested participants can contact lshortall@brandeis.edu.

Date: Tuesday, March 20
Event: Community Engagement Ambassador Program Application Deadline
Time: 11:59 p.m.

Date: Sunday, March 25
Event: Spring Wellness Drive
Description: Travel around Waltham with Hunger and Homelessness to collect personal care items like clothing, toothpaste, deodorant, and more to be donated to Middlesex Human Services Agency. Email walthamgrouphnh@gmail.com for more information.


Date: March 31 - April 6
Event: Camphill Village Kimberton Hills Trip
Location: Phoenixville, PA.
Description: Volunteers are going to Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, which is a dynamic farming, gardening, and handcrafting intentional community that includes adults with developmental disabilities. Sponsored by Waltham Group Service without Borders

Date: Saturday, April 14
Event: Mini Day of Service
Time: All Day
Location: Off Campus
Description: We invite students, faculty, and staff to join the Waltham Group's Community Connections for a mini day of service. Engage on-site with a community partner and reflect about your experience with your group. Snacks will be provided. Questions, please email Community Connections at communityconnectionswg@brandeis.edu.

Date: Tuesday, April 24 - Thursday, April 26
Event: April Blood Drive
Time: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Sherman Function Hall
Description: Students, faculty, and staff are invited to donate blood through the American Red Cross at the Waltham Group's April Blood Drive. Did you know that each pint can save up to three adult lives? Email the program coordinators at WGBloodDrive@gmail.com for more information on where to sign up.

Date: Monday, April 23
Event: Celebration of Service
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Faculty Club
Description: A campus-wide celebration of all student volunteers. Have you been logging your community service hours in Sage for the CTSA Program? Do you want to celebrate our community’s commitment to service and social justice? Do you want to learn about the impactful community projects that the Rich/Collins Fellows have completed? Or learn more about all the lessons our alternative break trips have learned during their service trips? Do you want to dress up and have a blast with friends? Join us to celebrate our community's commitment to service and social justice. Rich/Collins Community Leadership and Impact Fellows will be presenting their projects as a part of this ceremony, and the Alternative Breaks will be doing a poster-presentations prior to the ceremony starting.