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About the Position
Position:
859 - Black Community Advisory Council Youth Mentor
Organization:
Position Address:
Peel Office: 71 West Drive, Unit 23, Brampton, Ontario
Location:
Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Virtual

Goal

Big Brothers Big Sisters has proudly been providing life changing mentoring relationships in Canada since 1913 and in Peel Region since 1967. 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.BBBS, in partnership with the Black Community Advisory Council (BCAC) of the United Way of Greater Toronto, has developed a community-based mentoring program that matches Black youth (ages 7 - 15) with an adult Black mentor to provide support, aimed at promoting a strong cultural identity, a sense of community, and belonging, and consequential leadership skills that will lead to engagement in their community, through participation in various cultural activities designed to achieve these objectives. As a volunteer under our Black Community Advisory Council (BCAC) Mentoring Program, you will be engaged in a unique, beneficial ongoing mentorship that is an important contribution to the enormous good that Big Brothers Big Sisters do in the local community for our youth.


Description

In partnership with the Black Community Advisory Council (BCAC) of the United Way of Greater Toronto, the BCAC Mentoring Programs provide youth in the black community with opportunities to develop:

  • a strong cultural identity
  • a sense of community & belonging
  • leadership skills and become engaged in their community

The youth will benefit from mentoring relationships with Black mentors who share lived experience, can promote a strong cultural identity and provide encouragement, support and strategies when barriers, discrimination or challenges impact their mentees.

This community-based mentoring program matches Black youth with a Black adult mentor to promote strong cultural and self-identity. Matches are encouraged to regularly plan fun and low in cost outings for 1 year including participation in various cultural activities to help youth feel rooted in their community.

TIME: This program requires a minimum of a one year commitment, with at least two regularly scheduled outings a month of a few hours each.

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 Black youth in your community, this 'role' will be a valuable volunteering experience
  • Enjoy the immense personal satisfaction as the result of your engagement in a vital mentoring program!


Qualifications

  • Friendly, engaging towards youth, with focus on Black youth
  • Aware of, empathetic towards personal challenges and needs of Black youth (families) in the local community
  • Solid oral English language skills (fluency in an additional language is welcome)
  • Minimum length of volunteering commitment - 1 year
  • 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' required
  • Valid class 'G' driver's licence, and access to a reliable insured vehicle (post COVID-19)
  • Organized, reliable, able to abide by scheduling
  • Must complete 2 hour 'Orientation & Training' session (see 'Training', below)

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 - 2 outings monthly. 


Training

MANDATORY training - 2 hour child safety training. 


More Details
Areas of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Culture & Heritage, Education & Learning, Sports & Recreation, Career Mentorship, Youth Programs, Parent & Child Support, Program Coordination, Youth Mentorship
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals, Newcomers



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http://peel.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGzYBtceY-mivJ4-sTg8tHQ


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