Get involved as a community partner

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 Community Experience 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 a number of ways for community organizations to connect with Brock University and Student Life and Community Experience 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 kristen.smith@brocku.ca.

Community outreach 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 community@brocku.ca for more information.

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Brock Cares

Brock Cares Day of Service brings together Brock volunteers from across the University to contribute to the Niagara community by participating in service projects at local organizations throughout the region. Brock Cares typically takes place in September each year.

If you are interested in hosting volunteers, please connect with us at community@brocku.ca

student volunteer posting on volunteer bulletin board

Volunteer Fest

Brock University offers students, staff and faculty the chance to volunteer with local organizations throughout the year. Volunteer Fest welcomes organizations across Niagara to share available volunteer opportunities with the Brock community. Volunteer Fest takes place in September each year.

If you are interested in having table to showcase your organization, please connect with us at community@brocku.ca

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Alternative Reading Week

During the October and February Reading Weeks, students are given the opportunity to get involved in local and international hands-on community projects.

If you are from a community organization and want to submit a community project proposal, please email us at community@brocku.ca.

Community Partner Campus Promotional Opportunities

ExperienceBU is Brock University’s online involvement portal 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 organization showcase their upcoming volunteer opportunities and events to Brock students.

Community organizations are invited add a profile to our Community Partner directory by completing this registration form.To post an event and volunteer opportunities for students on the Community Engagement & Volunteering page, complete this request form.

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. Email Kristen Smith at kristen.smith@brocku.ca for details.

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, Canadian Mental Health Association’s Ride Don’t Hide Cycling Event and YWCA’s Niagara.

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