Orientation Week is an exciting time for new and returning students. University campus’s are a progressive hub and training ground for students interested in making the world a better place. We’ll be posting about some of the different organizations looking for volunteers that you can find during O-Week at Brock University.
In high school it’s pretty common to feel alone if you don’t fit the norm. Honestly though, the norm sucks. Bullying, poverty, mental illness, animal cruelty, crappy jobs, sexual violence, racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism and so many other societal ills are the commonplace norm. If you are discontent with the norm, with the status-quo, we want to get to know you. You should reach out and connect. You can reach us by email at Volunteer@YourBrock.org
Some of the Student Run Social Justice Organizations
OPIRG-Brock (YourBrock.org) exists to make the world a better place and improve the lives of students. It has been on campus since the 80s and works on a huge variety of social justice initiatives including anti-poverty, animal rights, environmentalism, food sovereignty, youth welfare, human rights,
Fed Up The Affordable Food Project (www.FeedBrock.org) exists to help students save money and stay healthy.You’ll likely see Fed Up handing out free and healthy snacks around campus all through orientation week and in the 2015/2016 school year.
The Brock Student Sexual Violence Support Centre (www.ASaferBrock.org) exists to support survivors of sexual violence and run public education campaigns to prevent violence and encourage respectful and healthy relationships. If you ever need support or want to get involved to help end sexual violence you should reach out to The Brock Student Sexual Violence Support.
Last year the following groups also attended and could likely be attending again too. The Brock Positivity Project, Dig Brock Community Garden, Brock Fair Trade, Food Not Bombs, Brock Eco, Responsible Investing at Brock, Active Minds, To Write Love on Her Arms, Brock Pride, Students for Solidarity, The Brock Student Justice Centre, Students Offering Support, Roteract, Enactus, UNICEF, Play Makers, Best Buddies Brock, Right to Play, Crafting for a Cure.
Community Base Organizations
Community based groups usually have a fairly strong showing during orientation week too. Last year Positive Living Niagara (formerly AIDS Niagara), Red Frogs, and Big Brothers Big Sisters all attended O-Week.
O-Week is huge, the above info is a tiny sliver of everything that is going on during O-Week 2015 at BrockU. Check out www.YourBrock.org/oweek for some of the posts about last year’s O-Week to see what to expect. Check back or follow as on Twitter.com/YourBrock to see updates as they come :)