Information For Community Partners

Are you a community organization looking to connect with Brock University volunteers? We have a number of opportunities available to you throughout the year!

Brock University’s Student Life and Success team is dedicated to fostering an environment that serves our community both within and outside of Brock.

We value the work of community organizations within Niagara and the University is committed to supporting this important work. There are a number of ways for community organizations to connect with Brock University and Student Life and Success is a great place to start the conversation. Please see the list below for opportunities to partner with our department.

Not sure where to start? Please contact Kristen Smith at

Community Engagement Events

Student Life offers a number of opportunities for students and communities to connect. Below are just a few of our main outreach opportunities. You can visit our events calendar to view past and present events hosted by Student Life or email us at for more information.


We are pleased to share that our popular Brock Cares: Volunteer Fair will return this fall. This event is a wonderful way to connect with passionate Brock students looking for opportunities to volunteer early in the academic year. The Fall 2023 Fair will be held on Thursday, September 14th from 11 AM to 2 PM EDT in the Guernsey Market Hall on Brock’s campus. In previous years, community partners have been very successful in recruiting volunteers as well as sharing information about their programs and services to students, faculty and staff. There is a $25 registration fee to book a table at the event.
Please complete and submit the registration form by the end of the day on Monday, August 21, 2023.

Brock Cares: Volunteer Fair

Brock Cares

Student Life & Success will be hosting the annual Brock Cares Day of Service on Saturday, September 9th, 2023 as part of Welcome Week programming. During Brock Cares Day of Service, we mobilize hundreds of student volunteers who spend time in the community volunteering with various organizations across Niagara.

We are looking for projects with large capacity for students to volunteer on Saturday, September 9th from 1pm to 4pm to provide meaningful opportunities for both the community organization and the volunteers. We are looking for projects that can accommodate a minimum of 15 volunteers.

If you are interested in partnering with us for Brock Cares Day of Service, kindly fill out the Brock Cares Community Project Application Form by end of day on Monday, August 7, 2023.

Promote On-Campus

We have created a centralized request form to make it easier for you to get Brock students involved with your organization! Simply fill out our Community Partner- Request Form on ExperienceBU to request any of the following:

Recruiting Volunteers and Promoting Events

ExperienceBU is Brock University’s online involvement portal and events calendar designed to show students the ways they can get engaged with their community both on and off campus to make the most of their time as a student. The Community Engagement & Volunteering page on ExperienceBU was designed to help community organizations highlight their upcoming volunteer opportunities and events to Brock students.

We will post short term and time/place volunteer opportunities for students on the Community Engagement and Volunteering page, and send out the information in our e-newsletter for students to see. Long term/ongoing opportunities will be reflected in the Community Partner Directory, and will also be shared in our e-newsletter.

We will post your organization’s events and opportunities that relate to students, or that the Brock community can participate in.

Room and table bookings

Talk directly with Brock students, recruit volunteers, bring awareness to your community organization, or provide volunteer training by booking a room or table on campus. Table bookings are free and must be booked five business days in advance. Room booking fees vary based on space and set up.

Community event location

Brock University is proud to partner with many local and national organizations to host their events on our campus.  Examples of community partner events hosted on campus include: CIBC Run for the Cure, Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Alzheimer Society’s Walk for Alzheimer’s, and YWCA’s Niagara.

For more information on any of these services available to our community partners, please contact Kristen Smith at or 905 688 5550 x3845.