Upcoming Events

Spring 2021 Events

January 6, 2021

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST 

We're giving attendees $100 to donate to a local community non-profit. Come join your peers in a virtual discussion-based program where we'll learn about nonprofits, philanthropy, and explore your values and what motivates you to donate. A great opportunity to make friends, explore your passion areas, and learn about our community. Co-Sponsored by the ISSO and Department of Community Service. To sign up and receive the zoom link please register here.

January 11, 2021

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST 

Join your fellow international students in a casual conversation about your professional growth and the opportunities to explore career interests through your volunteer and activism work. Facilitators from the Department of Community Service and ISSO will guide a reflection to help participants bring meaning and value to their community engagement work. Please come ready to chat and ask your burning questions. To receive the Zoom link please RSVP here.

January 12, 2021

Tuesday, January 12th- Thursday January 14th
2-5 pm EST

Were you involved in community service in high school? Are you hoping to grow as a leader? Do you want to engage in the Brandeis and Waltham communities? Join other actively engaged peers in discovering how service can become part of your identity at Brandeis, while gaining the tools you need to become a leader in your new community. Participants will actively engage in community service, discover and reflect on the diverse populations, perspectives, and roles that exist in the Waltham and greater Boston communities; develop leadership skills; and become part of a community committed to personal growth through service and reflection. Students will explore the city of Waltham through the lens of community engagement, social justice, and local activism, while building relationships with prominent student leaders, faculty members, and community partners who are actively engaged in this work. Participants will leave the program with the connections, skills, and knowledge to jump into service at Brandeis and have a positive impact on their new community.

January 14, 2021

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EST 

Join a panelist of service club leaders, faculty, and staff to learn how you can get involved in service and advocacy in our local community this semester. Although the session is for new and incoming students, all Brandeis students are welcome to attend. To receive the RSVP link please RSVP HERE

January 18, 2021

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EST 

Join us for the 11th Annual MLK Interfaith Day of Service on Monday, January 18th from 10-11:30 am as we honor the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through social justice discussions and advocacy projects. We hope you will help us live out King's vision of building a beloved community, as we work toward overcoming the three pandemics: racism, health disparity and violence. Please register for the event online in advance!

January 29, 2021

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST 

VolunteerFest is your introduction or reconnection to volunteering and community service at Brandeis!  Come to explore opportunities to engage in your community, participate in a virtual service activity with Waltham Group's very own Brandeis Buddies, connect with fellow students who are passionate about service, and attend Waltham the More You Know, a fun and engaging introduction to the city of Waltham.   All student participants can log their volunteer hours in the Commitment to Service Award Program.  This event is a part of Mid-year Orientation, but we welcome all fall semester first year students and any upper class students who are hoping to get more involved.  RSVP here to attend!  Contact Colby Sim, csim@brandeis.edu, with any questions.

February 12, 2021

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
RSVP here to receive the Zoom link.

Are you passionate about community service? Join us to learn how to get involved as a volunteer with Waltham Group! Waltham Group is committed to engaging with, serving, and advocating for our local, national, and global communities. Founded in 1966, we have 19 volunteer programs and collaborate with over 40 community partners. Our work is impossible without volunteers like you. This year for the first time we're offering two Recruitment Days on February 12th from 4-5 pm and February 19th from 9-10 am to reach as many students as possible, including our international students all around the globe. Choose the date and time that works best for you and your schedule (and time zone). RSVP here to receive the Zoom link.  Contact walthamgroup@brandeis.edu with any questions.

February 19, 2021

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  
RSVP here to receive the Zoom link.

Are you passionate about community service? Join us to learn how to get involved as a volunteer with Waltham Group! Waltham Group is committed to engaging with, serving, and advocating for our local, national, and global communities. Founded in 1966, we have 19 volunteer programs and collaborate with over 40 community partners. Our work is impossible without volunteers like you. This year for the first time we're offering two Recruitment Days on February 12th from 4-5 pm and February 19th from 9-10 am to reach as many students as possible, including our international students all around the globe. Choose the date and time that works best for you and your schedule (and time zone). RSVP here to receive the Zoom link.  Contact walthamgroup@brandeis.edu with any questions.

CEAP Information Sessions will be held Friday 2/12, 1-2pm, Tuesday 2/16, 4-5pm EST, and Friday 2/26, 9:30-10:30am on Zoom. 

RSVP HERE to attend an information session.

As part of a prestigious leadership cohort, four selected Community Engagement Ambassadors will work with the Department of Community Service staff to build the capacity of all Brandeis community service clubs and will receive $2,000 for the 2021-2022 academic year (13.50/hr in the Fall and 14.25/hr in the Spring).  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.  Learn more by attending an information session and visiting our website here.  The application deadline is Tuesday, March 10, 2021 at 11:59pm.  Questions?  Contact the Department of Community Service at (781) 736-3237 or the Community Service Specialist at csim@brandeis.edu.

March 5, 2021

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST 

Come and meet the 2020-2021 CEAP Ambassadors on Friday, March 5th from 1-2pm EST on Zoom and ask any last minute questions before the application deadline! RSVP HERE to attend.

March 10, 2021

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST 

Grab your lunch and virtually get to know Lucas Malo, the Director of Community Service here at Brandeis. Topics will be determined by the audience, but can be about the history of the department, hobbies or or fun icebreakers.

Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 18 - 24

Volunteer Appreciation Week is an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world. Each year, we shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve, recognizing and thanking volunteers who lend their time, talent and voice to make a difference in our communities. To follow our events happening throughout the week, check out our This Week in Service newsletter every Monday, and follow @deis_dcs on instagram. 

We Wear Blue with Community Service & Student Activities!

April 23, 2021

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SCC Patio/Atrium
In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, stop by the Shapiro Campus Center on Friday, April 23rd from 11am-1pm wearing Blue or Brandeis gear and pick up a fun surprise! Every Friday We Wear Blue and you should, too! To participate virtually, post a selfie on social media of yourself wearing blue or a Brandeis shirt, using the hashtag #BRANDEISBLUE every Friday!  Wear your blue and get a chance at winning a Brandeis face mask and other prizes!
R/C CLIF Symposium

April 30, 2021

12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. EST 

The Rich/Collins Community Leadership and Impact Fellowship (R/C CLIF) Symposium provides a unique opportunity for our community to come together to share and celebrate the impact and achievements of our Fellows. The Fellows will each provide a 5-7 minute presentation about the impact of their project and their fellowship experience. Any and all Brandeis community members, families, friends, and community partners are invited and encouraged to attend. 

Celebration of Service

May 3, 2021

7:00 P.M.  - 9 :00 P.M. EST

Join us to honor our community's commitment to service and social justice with a campus-wide celebration of all student volunteers. Waltham and Brandeis community members come together to celebrate all of the incredible service students have engaged in over the past year and truly thank our volunteers for the positive impact they have on our local community. Commitment to Service Award Medalists are also recognized during this celebration.