Brock Cares Day of Service 2014: Volunteer Project Options

Student Community Outreach

Brock Cares Day of Service 2014: Volunteer Project Options

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Lincoln County Humane Society

About the Organization
The Lincoln County Humane Society is a charitable not-for-profit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of all animals; to alleviate their suffering and neglect, support the human-animal bond and foster an environment in which people respect all living creatures. They will provide safe refuge and compassionate care for animals. They will pursue workable solutions to the most urgent animal welfare issues of our community, which are animal overpopulation and homelessness. These solutions will emphasize the mutual benefits of bringing pets and people together. They will provide rescue and control as a lifeline to animals in need, as a necessary service to our community. They will encourage and provide for pet adoption, animal assisted therapy, pet care education, spay and neuter program and investigations of cruelty and neglect.
As a not-for-profit organization they operate these programs with integrity, in a financially responsible manner that secures a financially viable future for this organization with a strong commitment to fundraising and membership development.


Project Details
Volunteers will be working on some general yard work and light gardening, as well as organizing offices and interacting with the animals at the Lincoln County Humane Society.


Requirements: Volunteers will be working both indoors and outdoors, depending on the task, so please dress appropriately for weather and wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty.

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United Way of St. Catharines & District

About the Organization
The United Way funds many programs and charitable organizations that benefit our community. It helps to fill the gaps left between government programs and the available funds of low income families. It is a staggering reality that 1 in 6 families in the Niagara Region live in poverty. Each year Brock University’s faculty and staff host a United Way campaign to raise funds for the United Way and the 65 programs funded by the United Way of St. Catharines & District.
Brock University is a proud and longstanding partner and fundraising body for the United Way - St. Catharines & District.


Project Details

By participating in this on-campus volunteer site, you will help to collate United Way information and donor packages for Brock’s Annual United Way Campaign.

 

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Adopt-a-Road

About the Organization
In December, 1993, the council at the Regional Municipality of Niagara authorized staff to organize and implement an Adopt-a-road program as a public service program for volunteers to pick up litter along certain Regional rights-of-way. It is a way for certain environmentally conscientious citizens, community and civic organizations, private business and industry to contribute to a cleaner environment and a more beautiful Regional road system.

In partnership with the Niagara Region, this is part of Brock's on-going wish to contribute to a clean community on campus and beyond.


Project Details

Volunteers will spend the day close to campus beautifying the sides of the roads along St. David's road by the main entrance to Brock's campus, to the area just past the entrance to the 406 (and beyond if possible!).

Requirements: Volunteers will be working outdoors, so please dress appropriately for weather and wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required for this project site.

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Canadian Blood Services

About the Organization
Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit, charitable organization whose sole mission is to manage the blood and blood products supply for Canadians. Canadian Blood Services collects approximately 850,000 units of blood annually and processes it into the components and products that are administered to thousands of patients each year. They manage the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network whose mission is to secure, in an expeditious way, donors for Canadian bone marrow transplant patients and for patients abroad. In addition, they screen every donor and test each unit of blood or blood product collected for a variety of transmissible diseases and ensures that Canadian transfusion medicine research and development remains at the cutting edge.
Canadian Blood Services is committed to blood safety. In addition to the effective screening and testing processes, this pursuit of safety is reflected in every branch of its organizational structure and in each management and operational decision that is made.


Project Details
At this volunteer site, volunteers will develop creative promotional materials for promotion of blood donor clinics, and assist with the refreshment area for blood donors.

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Boys & Girls Club of Niagara
The Boys & Girls Club provides innovative and effective programs to assist in the healthy educational, social and development of children and youth. The Boys & Girls club utilizes a developmental approach in every program focusing on increasing a young person's exposure to positive and constructive activities, supporting them to become healthy, responsible, compassionate and competent. The development approach offers children what research says is the most needed, relationships with positive role models (adults and peers), structure and safety, access to a diverse range of programs that include recreation, play and expression, opportunity for acquiring positive behaviours, self esteem and hope for the future.