Student Services staff aid local charities

Volunteers included Tammy Brown, Jenna Novess, Linda Steele, Jeff Capel, Klara Kross and Karen Turner.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.” read more