Waltham Group

  • Waltham Group coordinators spell WG on the lawn

    Waltham Group Coordinators

  • Two students smile standing in an apple orchard

    Kindness Day

  • A group of students and staff smile during Kindness Day
  • Two students smile while hugging a cow

    Service Without Borders

  • A student wearing a hard hat and carrying a sledgehammer

    Habitat for Humanity

The Waltham Group, founded in 1966, is a network of student-run volunteer programs on a local, regional, and national scope. Together with members of the community and local organizations, the Waltham Group implements change through community development and empowerment. Through service, education, and outreach Waltham Group’s mission is to ameliorate disparities in the community.

The Waltham Group fosters leadership skills, altruistic and logistical thinking, and meaningful experiences for our student leaders and volunteers.


The Waltham Group has grown and developed in remarkable ways since 1966. It began as an activism organization with 30 members, and today we have 75 student leaders managing 40 community partnerships with 1,250 volunteers. More than 20,000 volunteers who have participated in our leadership programs, and Waltham Group volunteers have provided countless services for residents of Waltham.