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About the Position
Position:
856 - 'Game On!' Mentor
Organization:
Position Address:
Peel Office: 71 West Drive, Unit 23, Brampton, Ontario
Location:
Mississauga, Brampton

Goal

Big Brothers Big Sisters has proudly been providing life changing mentoring relationships in Canada since 1913 and in Peel Region since 1967 and in York Region since 1970. The young people within our agency are facing adversity and in need of an additional consistent and supportive developmental relationship. With the guidance and support of a mentor it is our vision that every young person realizes their full potential and achieves their dreams.  Our mission is to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people. The youth within our agency build meaningful relationships with adult role models while developing their social and emotional competence, mental health and well-being and educational engagement. For those volunteers interested in mentoring male youth from 11 to 14 years old, 'Game On!' represents a unique opportunity in the local community! The nature of this program permits 'virtual' connectivity as between 'Game On!' participants.


Description

'Game On!' is a mentoring program for boys ages 11-14. The program provides young men with the information and support to make informed choices about healthy living through physical activities, healthy eating, and facilitated discussion. The Game On! Program consists of 7 mentoring sessions, held over a 7 week period, conducted by MALE mentors (ages 18 - 30). Each session is generally 1.5 hours long in Elemementry schools across Peel. Volunteer clients of Volunteer MBC should click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/before) to confirm your interest in pursuing this position. You will gain immediate access to the BBBS 'volunteer application' webpage. Please follow the steps outlined. Thank you!


Benefits

  • Excellent opportunity to mentor male youth in an established community service program, sponsored by a high profile community service organization
  • Means to explore a possible career path for those interested in social work, education and teaching
  • Enhance your leadership, mentoring, counselling skills (add to your resume)
  • Chance to volunteer with like-minded individuals (add to your personal/professional 'network')
  • Immense personal satisfaction that you will be making a lasting difference among male youth in your local community


Qualifications

  • Volunteers must be male, between 18 and 30 years of age
  • Aware of, and committed to, youth mentoring in your local community
  • Friendly, engaging, particularly confident in relating to male youth
  • Specific knowledge about life skills/issues involving male youth within the age range for the program is welcome
  • Capability to conduct mentoring sessions 'virtually' (you possess the facilities to connect remotely with program participants online: BBBS uses Zoom)
  • Solid oral/written English language skills
  • Minimum engagement by the volunteer - 1 YEAR
  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check' required
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters' application form to be completed (with necessary references, screening, 8 hour training for successful candidates, etc.) 

Min Age: 18   
Police Check: Required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Not required


Time Commitment
This is a Long Term (More than 6 months) commitment
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon

Program entails 1.5 hour weekly sessions over a 7 week period, scheduling TBA, 


Training

Anticipate the training sessions to involve a total of 8 hours, scheduling to be arranged.


More Details
Areas of Interest: Education & Learning, Sports & Recreation, Career Mentorship, Youth Programs, Social Media, Parent & Child Support, Program Coordination, Youth Mentorship
Accessibility: Unknown, Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals



How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://peel.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
https://www.facebook.com/BigBrothersBigSistersofPeel/?ref=page_internal
http://@BBBSofPeel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGzYBtceY-mivJ4-sTg8tHQ


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