Volunteering in the Brock and St. Catharine’s Community

Volunteering is not only something that helps you get experience in areas that you are passionate about or want a future in, it is also a great way to give back to your community AND OF COURSE, it puts a smile on your face!

Here are 2 volunteer opportunities that are coming up that Rebecca Bunz, the Community Service Learning Coordinator for Residence, has put together for Residence students…

  1. This Saturday January 26th at 9:30am is the Student Community Outreach and the Alzheimer’s society called Walk for Memories. They are looking for both people to walk and also as volunteers for the event. AND it is on campus which is a bonus!
  2. The second event is a volunteer Orientation with the Humane Society. It is on Thursday January 31st from 5-630pm. Students will have some interaction with the animals on this night but it is more for people who are interested in doing more volunteering there in the future as it is necessary to do the orientation first before you can volunteer. What a great way to start giving back! 🙂

Check out the ResCares website for registration and “LIKE” the ResCares facebook page for more details on upcoming events.


About Meghan

Hello! My name is Meghan and I am attending Brock University in my fourth year of the Concurrent Education BA/BEd I/S program with a major in Drama and second teachable in English. During my first year at Brock I was able to be part of Brock Musical Theatre’s production of RENT. This experience led me out of my shell right from the beginning of my first year, and allowed me to grow into the Brock community. I was able to see how important it is to branch out and get involved which is why the last 2 years I was a Residence Don and now this year I am a Head Resident in order to ensure that our incoming first years get the best experience possible at Brock! A piece of advice: When you choose a school, you are going there for your academics, BUT, your social and extra-curricular life are just as important in order to be a well-rounded student. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Don’t let the feeling of "only being in first year" or "having too much work to do" stop you from getting involved because this is the time to do it. This is the time to use 'both sides of the brain' in order to be that well-rounded person. When you find something you love, something that brings out the best in you, don’t find excuses to not do it. Let it be your outlet. Let it the thing you go to or do when you’re feeling overwhelmed because in the long run, it will keep you happy, confident and sane!

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