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The annual Brock Cares: Volunteer Fair is a simple way to learn about all the volunteer opportunities that Brock has to offer.  This year however, instead of taking place on campus, the fair will be hosted virtually using HopIn. 

The fair will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m to 12 p.m. Students will be invited to connect with community partners and sign up as volunteers for events across the Niagara Region. Additionally, students who wish to become more closely involved in Brock’s volunteer community are encouraged to apply to join the Brock University Volunteer Association (BUVA). BUVA volunteers complete training throughout the school year and act as ambassadors across campus.

As Brock students, most volunteer experiences count towards the Campus Wide Co-Curriculum (CWC). Upon graduation, the CWC Certificate of Engagement serves as a transcript of students’ involvement. This can be helpful when it comes to employment applications, and can save lots of time when trying to compile records of involvement. 

“Volunteering is a great way to support your community and connect with other like-minded students. Giving back to our local community is an important part of the Brock student experience and we encourage students to get involved early in their time at Brock. Students have a lot to give, as well as learn from community partners,” said Kristen Smith, Manager of Community Experience and Leadership at Brock.

Volunteering can be hard work, but it is an excellent way to get involved, meet new people, and broaden your horizons. Students interested in attending are asked to register ahead of time on ExperienceBU, and registration will be open on the day of the event as well. 

To stay up to date on opportunities throughout the year, follow Brock Student Life and Success on social media (@brockusls) and subscribe to their bi-weekly newsletter.

For a complete list of organizations attending this year’s Volunteer Fair, see below:

  • Alzheimer Society Niagara Region
  • Brock Niagara Penguins
  • Brock University Volunteer association
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • Carousel Players
  • Community Living St. Catharines
  • Community Support Services of Niagara
  • Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
  • Cyber-Seniors: Connecting Generations Inc.
  • Gillian’s Place
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada
  • Heartland Forest Nature experience
  • Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara
  • Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Regions (LDANR)
  • Lincoln Public Library
  • March of Dimes Canada
  • Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre
  • Southridge Shelter
  • Support Neurodiversity through adaptive Programming (S.N.A.P)
  • TD Niagara Jazz Festival
  • United Way Niagara