Students, staff and faculty are invited to visit the drop in event in the Market Hall at Brock to learn about how organizations need volunteers from the community.
VolunteerFEST is scheduled to run this Thursday, September 12 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This annual event hosted by Brock’s Student Life and Community Experience (SLCE) team welcomes approximately 40 organizations for students to learn about the volunteer opportunities that they offer. Some of these organizations include: St. John’s Ambulance, Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre and the Brock Niagara Penguins, which is a parasport program for youth and adults with disabilities. According to Megan Brown, community engagement co-ordinator at SLCE, many of these organizations are non-profits who rely heavily on the support of volunteers to continue being successful. The event serves to pair up students who are looking to help, with community organizations that can benefit from their time and skills. The timing of this event is beneficial as students are often eager to get involved early in the school year.
“[The goal is] to help students connect and meet face to face with community partners so that they can better understand what opportunities are available to them in the Niagara Region and beyond, to get involved through volunteerism and engaging in the community,” said Brown. Interested students are invited to check the VolunteerFEST ExperienceBU page at https://experiencebu.brocku.ca/event/72963 for more information.