Student Community Outreach
What is VolunteerFEST?
VolunteerFEST is the perfect event for students, staff and faculty looking for ways to get involved and make a difference in the community. VolunteerFEST will take place on Thursday. September 11th, 2014 from 10:00am - 2:00pm in the Guernsey Market Hall. Come out to this event to meet dozens of community agencies looking for volunteers!
Student Life & Community Experience wants you to get out and talk to as many agencies as you can at VolunteerFEST! As you talk to various agencies, ask the representatives you speak to if they can sign your passport for you. When you collect agency signatures and fill out your contact information on the passport, you can bring it to the Student Life & Community Experience booth to be entered into the prize draw.
While you're at VolunteerFEST, don't forget to stop by our Volunteer Zone to help work on charitable projects. Whether you have only minutes to spare or hours, you can contribute in our Volunteer Zone to help local and international agencies with simple, yet important, projects. At last year's Volunteer Zone, volunteers assisted the Niagara Furniture Bank with linen and donation sorting.
We look forward to meeting all of you on Thursday, September 11th!
What community agencies typically attend VolunteerFEST?
The invitation has gone out to a number of different community agencies. See the list below for the agencies that attended VolunteerFEST 2013:
o AIDS Niagara
o Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
o Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter
o Big Brothers Big Sisters- St. Catharines, Thorold and District
o Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton
o Business Education Council of Niagara
o Canadian Cancer Society
o Canadian Red Cross
o Career Services
o Child Advocacy Centre Niagara
o CIBC Run for the Cure
o Climate Action Niagara
o Community Care St. Catahrines & Thorold
o Community Living St. Catharines
o Community Suport Services of Niagara
o Distress Centre Niagara
o Habitat for Humanity Niagara
o John Howard Society of Niagara
o Kilean Lodge Long Term Care
o Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
o Lupus Foundation of Ontario
o Niagara Concerts
o Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre
o Niagara Health System
o Niagara Resource Service For Youth
o Niagara Sport Commission
o Niagara Symphony Orchestra
o Ontario Brain Injury Associaiton
o Pathstone Mental Health
o Project Share
o Tabor Manor Long Term Care
o The Brock Student Sexual Violence Support Centre
o Town of Lincoln's Jordan Historical Museum
o United Mennonite Home
o Welland Historical Museum
o Winter Festival of Lights
o Young Carers Initiative - Powerhouse Project
o Youth Challenge International
o Youth University