Brock staff were out in the community recently for a day of service at local not-for-profit agencies.
More than 60 employees from the University’s Student Services division took part in “Brock Cares – Student Services Community Service Day” on Feb. 25. Volunteer activities included:
- Working in the soup kitchen to prepare and serve lunch at the Port Cares “Reach Out” Centre in Port Colborne. Volunteers also co-ordinated a fun game of BINGO and a cooking circle with clients at the centre.
- Designing a display board and hands-on, educational activities for the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara. The materials will be used as part of community presentations to promote volunteer opportunities and educate families, businesses and funders.
- General cleaning, maintenance and painting of facilities at Community Living-Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln.
- Preparing and serving a meal at the Hope Centre in Welland. Volunteers also helped sort and organize donated items in the agency’s food bank and developed marketing and promotional materials for the Hope Centre.
- Sorting donated food items, stocking the food store with donated items and running a Savoury Samples session (a cooking program for quick and nutritious menu items), at Project Share in Niagara Falls.
“It has become a tradition for Brock Student Services staff to volunteer a ‘day of service’ at local community-based agencies,” said Kim Meade, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Student Services. “We all recognize the need to support and give back to our community, and this is a great opportunity for staff to contribute their time and talents at agencies across the Niagara Region. Our community is important to us and we wanted to do something to help.”