Waltham Civic Organizations
The VFW is a veterans' social, charitable and advocacy group.
Waltham Auxiliary Fire Department -
Contact: Capt. Bernard Mullin - 781-893-2971 (evenings) - 27 Lexington Street
American Association of Retired Persons, Waltham Chapter -
Contact: William Walsh- 781-424-0400, 781-899-1349
AARP is a membership association of people over 55 who can receive
a variety of benefits, including health insurance and free tax services.
American Legion Post #156 (Joseph F. Hill) -
215 Waverley Oaks Road - 781-647-0156
The American Legion is a veterans' organization which sponsors
functions and activities for members and their guests.
Central Square Business Association -
Contact: Alan Rice - 591 Main Street - 781-893-3732
The Association serves business people in Waltham's Central Square
area and promotes downtown business.
City of Choice Committee -
Contact: Steve Kilgore/Hazel Grimes- 104 Calvary Street - 781-891-3740, 781-893-2299
The Committee presents free cultural and community activities and
events for all ages. Volunteer opportunities: Publicity, crowd control, event organizing,
Downtown Waltham Partnership -
PO Box 550071, 02455 - 781-923-0808
Downtown Waltham Partnership's goal is a downtown that is friendly, diverse, safe, sustainable, and thriving. To accomplish this, DWP promotes the downtown as a vibrant cultural, retail, and entertainment destination reflecting the best of this diverse community.
Elks Lodge #953 -
101 School Street - 781-893-9517
The Elks are a community service and fraternal organization. Members
visit hospitals and sponsor scholarships as well as hold social events.
Kiwanis Club of Waltham -
William Walsh 781-899-1349, or
Paul Nichols, Sec. at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kiwanis is an international service and charitable organization that
sponsors local social service activities, including safety events for
children, pediatric trauma center, and a drive against iodine
deficiency. The club holds weekly breakfasts with speakers. Meetings are
held on the first Tuesday at 12 noon and the third Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
at the Chateau Restaurant School St.
Knights of Columbus, Waltham Council #147 -
812 Moody Street - 781-899-2120
The K of C is fraternal and charitable organization open to Catholic
men over 18. The group raises money to aid physically and mentally
League of Women Voters -
Contact: Georgie Hallock - 23 Briar Hill Lane - 781-899-7712, or call 781-894-0146
The League is a non-partisan public service organization that informs
citizens of their rights and responsibilities; takes positions on issues;
provides information on candidates; monitors government activities;
and sponsors debates, public meetings and the local government guide
"Know Your City".
Volunteer opportunities: Arrange debates and survey candidates, observe
and report on council and school committee meetings, research issues.
Lions Club -
Contact: Ronald Ricci - 12 Wight Road - 781-899-0641
The Lions Club is a community service organization working to help
the blind and visually-impaired.
Loyal Order of Moose #1018 -
17 Spruce Street - 781-893-9571
The Moose are a social and charitable fraternal organization whose
charitable work focuses on youth and the developmentally disabled.
Masonic Lodges of Waltham, Triad Lodge -
460 Newtonville Avenue, Newtonville 02160 - 617-527-9628
The Masons are a community service organization.
Moody Street Association -
Contact: Vernon Porter - 386 Moody Street
The Association serves as an advocate for Moody Street businesses
and organizes occasional events.
National Archives and Records Administration -
Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center, 380 Trapelo Road - 781-647-8104 (records), 781-647-8100 (archives)
The Records Center holds records from federal agencies throughout
New England. The Regional Archives houses historical records dating
back to 1789, including information of interest to genealogists:
immigration and naturalization, census and customes records, all of
which are open to the public for research.
Information about Records at the National Archives-Northeast Region (Boston)
Open Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm, Wednesdays unti 9 pm, and the
first Saturday of each month. Free.
Rotary Club -
Contact: Jean McAllister - P.O. Box 262, Waltham 02254 - 781-894-5295
Rotary is an international community service organization focusing
on business and professional development and service. Its major service
project is sponsoring free immunization clinics for children. Rotary
holds weekly luncheons with speakers.
Volunteer opportunities: Working with youth, organizing clinics,
human development, international projects, fundraising.
Tenants United For Fair Housing -
See listing under Social Services.
Veterans of Foreign Wars -
- Post #10334 - 981 Trapelo Road - 781-891-4153
- Post #2152 - 210 Felton Street - 781-893-9345
This division of Waltham Civil Defense provides support and special
equipment. Volunteer opportunities: Volunteers receive extensive free training in
exchange for a long-term commitment. Volunteers must be a minimum
of 18 years old, preferably over 21.
Waltham Auxiliary Police -
Contact: Officer Steve Fogg - 781-893-3702 -
155 Lexington Street
This volunteer group relieves sworn police officers from routine duties,
such as providing security at parades, races and school activities, so that
they can do more anti-crime work. Members also participate in youth
and athletic programs. Bilingual volunteers are especially encouraged.
Police academy training is provided in exchange for commitment.
Volunteer opportunities: See above. Interview required.
Waltham Business & Professional Women's Club -
The Club promotes the interests of business and professional women
through education, awards, fairs and other activities which elevate
standards, extend opportunities and lend a spirit of cooperation.
Waltham College Club -
Contact: Kathleen McMenimen, President - 781-894-1247 -
147 Trapelo Rd. -
The College Club, founded in 1913, raises money and awards
scholarships to graduating seniors in Waltham.
Waltham Community Foundation -
Contact: Fred Wilder III - 781-899-1050 - P.O. Box 52, Waltham 02254
This non-profit foundation gives out grants to organizations in
Waltham. The deadline for requests is in the fall.
Waltham Concerned Citizens -
Contact: Jennifer Rose - 781-893-1361/ Marc Rudnick - 781-891-6689
WCC has been thinking globally and acting locally for peace and
justice since 1981. The organization has worked on issues ranging
from nuclear disarmament and affordable housing to racism, recycling
and foreign intervention. New members are welcome and encouraged.
Waltham Democratic City Committee -
Contact: Susan Burstein - 781-894-1929 - 33 Summit Avenue
This volunteer committee encourages participation in the electoral
process, educates the public, runs delegate caucuses, and compaigns
for Democratic Party candidates.
Volunteer opportunities: Literature distribution, sign standouts,
stuffing envelopes, making phone calls.
Waltham Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 45 -
Contact: Mike Dibartolomeis - 781-235-4995 - DAV Hall, 11 Carter Street
The DAV sponsors activities for Veterans' Day, Memorial Day,
Independence Day and other holidays, visits VA hospitals and
cemeteries and acts as an advocate for disabled veterans.
Waltham Farmer's Market -
Main & Moody Street - Contact: Jennifer Rose/Marc Rudnick - 781-893-0361/891-6689
Waltham Farmers' Market, a volunteer-run effort, is held weekly on
Saturdays, June through October, at Main and Moody Streets, and
features fresh, Massachusetts-grown produce, cheese, eggs, and baked
goods, and free concerts.
Volunteer opportunities: Taking surplus produce to soup kitchens,
distributing fliers, fundraising, set-up, signmaking.
3 photographs from the market
Waltham Greens -
or Daniel Melnechuk - 781-894-5544
Waltham Greens, a local Green group affiliated with the Massachusetts
Green Party, meets once a month in Waltham. At the meetings they
address national, state, and local Waltham issues, and make plans on
how to work towards the goals outlined in the 10 Key Values. The 10
Key Values are Ecological Wisdom, Grassroots Democracy, Social
Justice, Nonviolence, Decentralization, Community Based Economics,
Personal and Global Responsibility, Feminism, Future Focus, and
Respect for Diversity.
Waltham Interagency Council
Contact: Kathy Chlapowski - 781-893-0315
The Waltham Interagency Council exists to provide a forum for organizations serving Waltham in which information and resources are shared, collaborative efforts are fostered, and opportunities for professional development are offered.
Waltham Local First - P.O. Box 540293, 02454 -
Waltham Local First is a network of independent and locally-owned businesses working to build a strong local economy.
Waltham-Newton Jaycees 122 Riverview Avenue -
Contact: Diane Barrow - 781-893-7651
Jaycees is a leadership training organization for adults age 21-39.
Members learn leadership skills through community service, and
personal and professional seminars.
Waltham Partnership for Youth -
See listing under Social Services.
Waltham Rental Housing Association -
Contact: Mark Leger, P.O. Box 3 - 781-891-1899
The Association offers seminars, educational monthly meetings and a
newsletter for owners of residential rental property.
They are also members of
Mass Rental Housing Association
which is the umbrella property owner group
representing property owners throughout the state. M. R. H. A. also has 10
yearly newsletters. Together they have discount insurance (home and auto) and
Volunteer opportunities: Organizing, typing and filing.
Waltham Republican City Committee 310 River Street -
Contact: Barry Cowen - 781-894-6946
The volunteer committe educates the community about Republican
viewpoints and the political process; hears local, state and national
speakers; and promotes Republican candidates.
Volunteer opportunities: Help candidates, stuff envelopes, sign
standouts, campaign operations.
Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce -
One Moody Street, Suite 301 - 781-894-4700 Spanish
The Chamber is a private, not-for-profit business advocacy organization
specializing in economic/business development and business services.
The Chamber represents more than 700 member businesses in
the greater Waltham area. Its services and benefits include business
advocacy, networking, referrals and health insurance plans for small
business, along with many other business-friendly products.
Waltham Women's Club 48 Tolman Street -
Contact: Loretta McElroy - 781-893-2288
Founded in 1893, the Club's mission is to increase a spirit of cordial
cooperation among women, in addition to educational, philanthropic
and civic awareness. The group awards scholarships, holds meetings
and donates to other organizations.
WATCH, Inc. -
See listing under Social Services.
The text following some of the entries, such as (2000/07/28),
is the date when I most recently updated or verified the data in that entry.
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