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About the Position
Position:
857 - Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Program
Organization:
Position Address:
Peel Office: 71 West Drive, Unit 23, Brampton, ON, Canada
Location:
Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon

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. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee. Unique opportunities to mentor a child together as a couple or as a female volunteer matched with a young boy are also available in our 'Couples for Kids Program' and 'Big & Little Buddy Program'. As a volunteer under our core Mentoring Program, you will have a key role in defining and promoting the enormous good that Big Bothers Big Sisters do in the local community for our youth.


Description

This core program matches a child 6 - 17 years of age (Little Sister/Little Brother) with a caring adult (Big Sister/Big Brother) over the age of 18.  Matches are encouraged to plan an outing with their match at least 2 times a month. As a mentor you will be responsible for the planning and cost of all outings, unless there is an outing offered by the agency for you to attend. All mentors must commit to a minimum of 1 year mentoring in the program. A vehicle and Class G Drivers Licence is required as well as a 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check'. PLEASE APPLY AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY for this mentoring opportunity. 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

+ Our 'Big Brothers' and 'Big Sisters' make huge positive, lasting differences in the lives of so many young people in the Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon communities, and as a volunteer, you have be a key part of that! + IF you are passionate about helping youth in your community, this 'role' will be a valuable volunteering experience  + Enjoy the immense personal satisfaction as the result of your engagement in our core mentoring program!


Qualifications

  • Friendly, engaging, conversational and understanding towards youth (ages 6 - 17)
  • Solid oral/written English (fluency in additional language(s) welcome)
  • A satisfactory 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' is required
  • Commitment to be reliable and to maximize the quality of the mentoring experience
  • Length of volunteer engagement - MINIMUM 1 year
  • Access to a reliable, insured vehicle and Class 'G' Drivers Licence is required (not needed during COVID-19)

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


Time Commitment
This is a Long Term (More than 6 months) commitment
Shifts are available Anytime

FLEXIBLE: Mentoring takes place mostly in the evening during the week, and on weekends, AT LEAST TWICE A MONTH , preferably on a weekly basis, subject to the advice of BBBS caseworkers and staff.


Training

MANDATORY training: 2 hour training is provided


More Details
Areas of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Education & Learning, Sports & Recreation, Career Mentorship, Youth Programs, Social Media, Parent & Child Support, Program Coordination, Youth Mentorship, Multilingual
Accessibility: Partially Accessible Workspace, Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals, Newcomers, Older Adults



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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