Volunteer Fair to highlight local community involvement opportunities

Dozens of local community organizations will be on campus next week showcasing volunteer opportunities to the Brock University community.

Students and employees are invited to stop by the Brock Cares Volunteer Fair Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Market Hall to connect with Niagara charities and public organizations in need of support and to learn about volunteer roles in the community.

“By hosting so many organizations in one place, we hope to make it easier for people to assess which programs match their values and interests, and to find a volunteer role that will work with their schedule and help achieve their personal or professional development goals,” says Kristen Smith, Manager, Community Experience and Leadership.

Students interested in learning more about ways to give back can join the Brock University Volunteer Association (BUVA). Through BUVA, students receive ongoing training, connect with other community-minded students and gain access to unique volunteer opportunities throughout Niagara.

“Volunteering is a fun way to make connections and learn valuable skills, while also benefiting the local community,” says Smith. “Organizations are appreciative of the unique experiences, knowledge and perspectives each Brock student or employee can bring to the table.”

Brock has a longstanding history of giving back to the community. Earlier this month, more than 100 Brock students, employees and alumni volunteered with organizations across Niagara as part of the University’s 14th Brock Cares Day of Service.

For more information on the Brock Cares Volunteer Fair, including a list of attending organizations, visit ExperienceBU. Registration is not required; however, students are encouraged to RSVP so their experience can count towards the Campus-Wide Co-Curriculum.

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