Upcoming Events

Fall 2021 Events

August 20, 2021

Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20th 

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. Application required. 

Roses in Concrete Info Session & Application

August 12, 2021

12:00  p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST 

Apply for Roses in Concrete! A new pilot program for BIPOC students and supporters seeking advice, support, and community. All Brandeis undergraduate students are welcome to join the Roses in Concrete Leadership and Mentoring Program! Created in partnership with Brandeis University, Waltham Partnership for Youth, and Waltham Black Future Fund, Roses in Concrete is a program that matches Brandeis students who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color with members from the Brandeis Alumni of Color Network, Waltham community members, and Brandeis graduate students to share advice and support for job applications, professional advancement, and provide strategies to combat systemic racism inside and outside of the classroom and workplace. Roses in Concrete will foster a nurturing community amongst students and professionals that highlight the importance of BIPOC experiences and emphasizes the voices of those who have been silenced. After engagement with the program in the fall semester, Brandeis students will then transition to serve as mentors to local Waltham BIPOC high school students as they begin a similar program in the spring. 
Participants will attend one 90 minute session and at least one mentor meeting each month during Fall 2021 semester. Session dates are: September 23 (6-8PM), October 21st (6-7:30PM), November 18th (6:00-7:30PM) and December 2 (6-8PM). There is space for up to 25 participants who will each receive a $100 each semester. Please consider viewing the website HERE or attending an info session on July 28th from 1-2PM or August 12th from 12-1PM. Register for either date HERE . A brief application is due Monday, August 23rd.
If you have questions, please reach out to Lucas Malo at lmalo@Brandeis.edu

August 28, 2021

1:30 pm - 3:30pm EST

During this Orientation and Welcome Week event, first year and returning students will have an opportunity to meet students with similar interests, engage in community service and advocacy projects alongside local nonprofits right on campus, and begin their journey of service at Brandeis. Email estherdv@brandeis.edu for more information! 

Waltham Group Recruitment Night

September 9, 2021

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST 

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, the Waltham Group offers a program that caters to your interest. Email walthamgroup@brandeis.edu with questions.

DCS Open House (Drop In)

September 14, 2021

2:00 p.m. - 4.00 pm EST

A casual opportunity to meet the professional staff in the Department of Community Service, learn about signature programs and chat with a staff member about the variety of community engagement, advocacy and civic engagement opportunities supported by the office.

CORI Drop In Hours

August 13, 2021

12:00 p.m- 4:30 p.m EST

Most students volunteering with youth based programs must complete a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) at least 3 weeks before community engagement can begin. Please come prepared with a valid photo ID (Passport or Driver’s License and your social security number) and anticipate the process taking 5-10 minutes. Department of Community Service, Shapiro Campus Center

CORI Drop In Hours

September 15, 2021

9:30 a.m- 1:30 pm. EST

Most students volunteering with youth-based programs must complete a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) at least 3 weeks before community engagement can begin. Please come prepared with a valid photo ID (Passport or Driver’s License and your social security number) and anticipate the process taking 5-10 minutes. Department of Community Service, Shapiro Campus Center

R/C CLIF Info Session

September 22, 2021

12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m EST

Are you seeking up to $4,000 in funding for a community impact project? Do you want to be part of a leadership cohort? Come learn about how you can receive funding to bring a project to life and get a $600 stipend for your time. Join this info session in the SCC 314.  Email RCclif@brandeis.edu with questions 

Drop-In CORI Hours

September 24, 2021

1:00 p.m- 4:30 p.m EST

Most students volunteering with youth based programs must complete a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) at least 3 weeks before community engagement can begin. Please come prepared with a valid photo ID (Passport or Driver’s License and your social security number) and anticipate the process taking 5-10 minutes. Department of Community Service, Shapiro Campus Center

All Volunteer Training & Waltham: The More You Know

September 30, 2021

7:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m EST

Do you volunteer? We are offering all-volunteer training to better prepare you to engage in your community. This training will provide you with information about how to track your volunteer hours, volunteer resources and expectations, risk management, Department of Community Service programs, leadership opportunities, and more. In this training, you will also learn more about the diversity, strengths, history, and needs of the Waltham community through our one of a kind Waltham: The You Know workshop. Sign up at bit.ly/volunteertrainingfall2021. Email ceap@brandeis.edu with questions.

EngageDeis Volunteer Workshop

October 6, 2021

12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m EST

EngageDeis is the new university-wide platform (replacing SAGE) for logging service hours and for connecting students and student groups with community service and engagement opportunities both in and outside of the classroom. Come and learn how to find opportunities, track your Commitment to Service Award Program (CTSA) hours, and network with service-oriented student clubs. All students are encouraged to attend. Interested in learning more about the CTSA program? Head to the DCS webpage or email commitmenttoservice@brandeis.edu.  Location: SCC 314

EngageDeis Volunteer Workshop

November 3, 2021

12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m EST

EngageDeis is the new university-wide platform (replacing SAGE) for logging service hours and for connecting students and student groups with community service and engagement opportunities both in and outside of the classroom. Come and learn how to find opportunities, track your Commitment to Service Award Program (CTSA) hours, and network with service-oriented student clubs. All students are encouraged to attend. Interested in learning more about the CTSA program? Head to the DCS webpage or email commitmenttoservice@brandeis.edu.  Location: SCC 314
Waltham Group Volunteer Appreciation Event

December 2, 2021

8:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m EST

A celebration of Waltham Group Volunteers.  More details coming soon.