On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the students and staff at New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) will be helping their communities and giving back on one of two designated Service Days planned for this academic year.
Service Day brings together NBCC students, employees, board members and alumni on one day to take part in service-learning and volunteering to help community organizations across New Brunswick. Since 2014, staff and students have contributed more than 30,000 hours towards 550 community activities.
Each campus in our six regions (Fredericton, Saint John, St. Andrews, Moncton, Miramichi and Woodstock) will be undertaking service learning and volunteer activities planned in the community.
Service day is part of NBCC’s Robertson Institute for Community Leadership (RICL), a Signature Learning Experience that has become the heart of creating a culture of leadership and service. Follow RICL on twitter, @TransformNB, to see how our students and staff are Transforming New Brunswick.
Below is a sample list of some of the many projects our staff and students will be participating in tomorrow.
If you are interested in covering a story in your region, please follow up ASAP with the media contact below for more information.
||Computers for School
||26 students will be un-assembling electronic equipment for re-purposing
||15 students will be assisting the team at Greener Village to harvest the gardens and prepare them for winter
||Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance
||70 Automotive Service Technicians, Agricultural Equipment Repair and Motorcycle Repair students and will be helping to clean up illegal dumping along the Pacific Junction Road. (CN is also playing a role as it includes clean up on their property)
||YMCA Adult Day
||11 PN students will be attending YMCA Adult Day program to deliver a presentation on Germs: How they spread, How to stop the spread of Germs.
||Local Nursing Home
||20 students will help plant fall bulbs in the garden, wash windows, pressure wash the deck and outside of the nursing home and organizing their library. (Students also collected books to donate)
||20 students will be helping to create a warm atmosphere at the school by painting the walls with inspirational quotes
||Town of St. Andrews
||15 students will be working around town at various locations such as Centennial Park, the Youth Center, Van Home Trail, Langmaid Park and Patrick Street Parkette to do fall cleanup.
||Sir James Dunn Academy
||13 construction students will be building and delivering bike racks to Sir James Dunn Academy
||Town of Woodstock
||15 carpentry students will be assisting with fall clean up around the town of Woodstock and building picnic tables.
Communications Coordinator, NBCC
NBCC Office: 506.453.4328