Upcoming Events

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.

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)

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.

Monday, October 10
Panel Discussion: Educational Access Issues in Waltham

This panel will feature a current school principal, Brandeis faculty, and representatives from Waltham Public Schools.
Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room, 7-8 p.m.

Tuesday, October 18-Thursday, October 20
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.

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.

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.

Monday, November 7
Supporting Adolescents and Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Led by Michael Plansky, Founder and CEO of You're With Us, this discussion will center on how we can better value and support adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities.
Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room, 7-8 p.m.

Monday, November 14
Mindfulness Workshop
Protestant Chaplain Matt Carriker will lead meditative and energizing practices.
Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room, 7-8 p.m.

Thursday, December 1
Stanley Family Night
Stanley Family Night is a carnival-like event for Stanley Elementary School students and families. It's a great opportunity for clubs to get involved in the Waltham community AND to have a lot of fun! Each club will design a booth for the event. For example, Fashion Club has made hats and bow ties out of felt paper and Brandeis Football Club did soccer drills with the students. Community Connections will provide supplies and your club does not necessarily have to do an activity related to what you normally do! Email  communityconnectionsWG@gmail.com to get involved. Sponsored by Waltham Group Community Connections.
Stanley Elementary School, 6-7:30 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.

Monday, January 23
Waltham Group Recruitment Night
Learn about and sign up for volunteer opportunities focused on education, health, sustainability, and more. There's no better time to get involved than during our anniversary year!
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium, 7-8 p.m.

Tuesday, February 14-Thursday, February 16
Waltham Group Blood Drive
The Brandeis community has been donating blood for over 30 years! You are someone’s type! Email wgblooddrive@gmail.comto volunteer or sign up to donate.
Sherman Function Hall (Hassenfeld), 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monday, March 6
$50K for the 50th Ice Cream Party
Make your Senior Class gift to the Waltham Group, grab some ice cream, check out a historical timeline exhibit of the Waltham Group and drop off an item or note to include in the Waltham Group time capsule!
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium, 5-7 p.m.

April (Dates TBA)
Waltham Group Blood Drive
The Brandeis community has been donating blood for over 30 years! You are someone’s type! Email wgblooddrive@gmail.comto volunteer or sign up to donate.
Sherman Function Hall (Hassenfeld), 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monday, May 1
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 and cheer on our new Commitment to Service Award winners!
Sherman Function Hall, 7-8:30 p.m.

Yearlong Initiatives

City Year Case Competition
The Waltham Group and Hiatt Career Center are partnering with City Year to offer a case competition focused on community engagement and social justice initiatives. Participants will be presented with real challenges City Year corps members face and will have the opportunity to showcase their critical thinking skills to the organization’s judges. Winners will receive funding to bring their ideas to life.

Waltham Group 50th Anniversary T-Shirt
Stop by the Brandeis Bookstore to purchase your Waltham Group 50th Anniversary T-shirt for $20. Proceeds benefit the Waltham Group.

 50th Anniversary Time Capsule
Share your experience as a part of the Waltham Group! Stop by the Department of Community Service (Shapiro Campus Center Room 203) to drop off a note, poem, photo or other piece of history for the Waltham Group time capsule. Let your creativity bring historical context to future Waltham Group students!