Days of Service

Female student tutoring child

Our longstanding partnerships with the local community has kept the Waltham Group active for the past 50 years. Many of our alumni continue to give back long after graduation, serving throughout their lives.

To celebrate the impact that the Waltham Group has made not only on our community but in the lives of our volunteers, we are organizing service projects nationwide throughout the fall. These service projects will be open to both current students and alumni.

Join us in Waltham to see the work that the Waltham Group is doing today, or participate in New York City, Washington DC and Chicago throughout the fall.

Days of Service

New York City

Submerge: NYC Marine Science Festival
Saturday, September 24 at Pier 26

This festival is a day-long extravaganza to raise awareness about coastal waters and includes science activities, free kayaking, food, fishing and live music. All volunteers will receive a free shift and lunch.

Morning Volunteers: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Afternoon Volunteers: 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Sign up now. Indicate that you are with "Brandeis University" in the comment box.

Email Hilary Heyison '13 or Reed Zukerman '13 once you have signed up.


Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Sunday, September 25 at Somme Woods East

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Located along the Chicago River, the Somme Woods are home to diverse wildlife, trees and wildflowers. In order to restore the area to its original beauty, volunteers are needed this time of year to pick seed from the autumn plants. All seed collected will be strategically planted in the future to help the woods thrive.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome. All supplies will be provided.

RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Somme Woods East
1714 Dundee Road
Northbrook, Illinois
If taking the commuter rail, Somme Woods East is near the Northbrook stop on Metra's Milwaukee District/North Line.

Event chairs: Sarah Johnson '13 and Andrea Fishman '97

Washington, D.C.

D.C. Central Kitchen
Sunday, Nov. 13

8:45 a.m.-12 p.m.

D.C. Central Kitchen is America's leader in reducing hunger with recycled food, training unemployed adults for culinary careers, serving healthy school meals and rebuilding urban food systems through social enterprise. DCCK serves over 5,000 free meals every day and distributes at little or no cost to 82 nearby homeless shelters, transitional homes, and nonprofit organizations, saving them money and nourishing their clients. Volunteers will prepare food at D.C. Central Kitchen, followed by a more social gathering with the Brandeis group.

Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older.

RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 8.

D.C. Central Kitchen
425 2nd St. NW
If taking the Metro, DCCK is near the Judiciary Square stop on the red line.

Volunteers are invited to gather the evening before the event, Saturday, Nov. 12, for a potluck dinner, hosted by event co-chair Rachel Weissman '15.

Event chairs: Linda Nakagawa '15 and Rachel Weissman '15