Your participation and enthusiasm can help build a positive identity both within the university and outside. The society is made up executive members listed below, and various representatives from each academic year that speak to their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th year classes about current activities in the Child and Youth Studies Society. We are always looking for members to volunteer at our upcoming events. Even if you are not a child youth studies student and would like to get involved with any of our volunteer opportunities email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
CHYS Society Executives:
Co-Presidents: Megan Haviland and Michelle Csercsics
Vice- President: Amy Wilcox
Secretary/Treasurer: Kimberley Padayachy
Motivational Photo Booth – March 2015
We raised awareness for the CHYS Society by creating a motivational photo booth.
Clothing Drive – December 2015 – March 2015
We placed clothing donation bins around campus to collect unwanted but gently used clothing, hats, mitts, unused socks, etc., for Gillian's Place Women's Shelter. They also assist children so both women's and children's clothing would be greatly appreciated. Check our Facebook page in December for locations of boxes.
Volunteering at the Breakfast Club – December 2014 – present
Each week our members volunteered at the Breakfast Club at St. Charles School in Thorold. We donated our time to prepare, serve and clean up breakfast to children in need. We will be continuing volunteering with the Breakfast Club this year.
Menchies Fundraiser – November 2014
We partnered with Menchies Frozen Yogurt to raise money for a local Breakfast Club. 10 percent of each purchase was donated to the Breakfast Club program to help purchase breakfast foods and supplies for the program.
1. How much time and dedication is involved with CHYS Society?
The time commitment depends on the individual member. Volunteering can range from 0.5-3 hours to week.
2. How often will we meet?
The society will try to meet twice a semester, but will vary since we are all busy with school work and extra activities. Please follow the CHYS Society Facebook page to keep updated on the up-coming meetings and events.
3. Does it count towards volunteer hours or recreational interest?
By joining the society it will be considered as volunteering. This experience and participation gets added to your experience plus transcript (this is a transcript that includes all the extracurricular activities you have been involved in with Brock U) and is a great addition to your resume.
4. What are some of the possible event that will be happening?
This year we will be continuing to volunteer at the Breakfast Club at St. Charles. We also have another opportunity to work one-on-one with a child with special needs at the Niagara Children’s Centre. We work together to raise money for local charitable organizations. Your commitment and dedication is necessary when volunteering.