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, 2021Tuesday, 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 virtual volunteer projects, 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. RSVP here to participate by Friday, January 22.
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.
April 18, 2021
National Volunteer 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 their communities. Whether online, at the office, or the local food bank; whether with a vote, a voice, or a wallet – doing good comes in many forms, and we recognize and celebrate them all.
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.
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.