Volunteer Opportunities on Campus

Hey friends!!

It’s almost December!! Time sure flies when you’re having fun 🙂 I hope all of you are gearing up for Christmas and are looking forward to some fun high school activities! (My high school did a new activity or theme every day for the 12 days of Christmas).

As first term here at Brock is coming to an end, some of us have time to start really thinking about opportunities to get involved at Brock.  One amazing way to really get yourself involved in the community here on campus is to find a volunteer position!

You would be amazed at all of the areas within the school and Niagara community that are looking for volunteers.  The options are endless!

For this entire semester, I have been volunteering at a program called Reading Rocks.  I learned about this program through my awesome professor, who teaches Children and Youth with Exceptionalities (my favourite class).  Reading Rocks is a program for children and youth who have reading disabilities or who are simply reading behind their grade level.

I was paired up with an energetic 6 year old girl, who I have the pleasure of meeting with twice each week!  We work on skills such as reading fluency, phonics, and sight words.  All of the progress we make is graphed on this board:

Reading Rocks is not only a fun way to meet and work with great kids but it is also a way to gain experience in my field.  There are many ways for students to volunteer within reach of their program and/or interests.

Volunteering is something that I definitely recommend to all of you future Badgers 🙂

Keep this in mind, and enjoy the countdown to Christmas Break!

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