Celebration of Service

2021 Virtual Celebration of Service Ceremony 

Celebration of Service looked a bit different this year, as we celebrated our volunteers in both a virtual and in-person format. We kicked off the celebration with the first ever Virtual Celebration of Service. Over 100 students, staff/faculty, family, and friends gathered to recognize all of the amazing community work our volunteers engaged in over the past year. Highlights from the event included remarks from Director of Community Service, Lucas Malo, a “Year in Service Review” video created by one of our talented Community Engagement Ambassadors, reflections from Student Speaker, Anna Badalament ‘20, and a medal ceremony to honor our Commitment to Service Awards Medalists. The following day, the Department of Community Service hosted an in-person Commitment to Service Award Bash outside in one of the tents on campus. The event recognized our senior CTSA medalists, who have recorded over 300 hours of service during their time here at Brandeis. Seniors dropped by to pick up their Commitment to Service Award Medal and Certificate, take a picture in front of the Brandeis backdrop and reflect on their journey through service! Over the course of their four years at Brandeis, our we had 56 Medalists (12 Gold, 13 Silver, and 31 Bronze) completed 34,304.4 hours of service, which is equivalent to an astonishing value of $974,245 dollars in volunteer labor provided to the community.