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Position:
860 - Conversation Club Mentor
Organization:
Position Address:
Peel Office: 71 West Drive, Unit 23, Brampton, Ontario
Location:
Mississauga, Brampton

Goal

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel inspires and empowers children and youth through mentoring and supportive relationships. Mentoring by volunteers is a core activity, and the Peel chapter continues to help so many young people annually. 'Conversation Club' is a supervised group mentoring program for NEWCOMER YOUTH ages 12 - 18. Youth and mentors meet for weekly sessions after school to build language, social, leadership and presentation skills. Youth meet peers from different backgrounds, participate in workshops, field trips and activities and learn more about Canada and community. This program is offered in partnership with the Centre for Education and Training, Malton Neighbourhood Services, the Meadowvale Library, Brampton Multicultural Community Centre and local schools and is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. As a volunteer with the 'Conversation Club', you will have a key role in defining the enormous good that Big Brothers Big Sisters do in the local community for our youth.


Description

This after school program introduces new Canadian youth (12 - 18) to a volunteer mentor (20 - 30), who has lived in Canada for at least 5 years. Newcomers and their mentors meet in a group setting for ONE HOUR EACH WEEK, spending their time addressing homework concerns, practicing English conversation and presentation skills, learning about Canada, plus sharing experiences and common interests. 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
  • IF you intend a career in early childhood education or in newcomer counselling, this role will be a valuable volunteering experience
  • Opportunity to improve your skills/experience in using 'virtual' connectivity (eg. ZOOM) effectively
  • Enjoy the immense personal satisfaction of being a key part of our mentoring programs!


Qualifications

  • Friendly, engaging towards youth
  • Aware of, empathetic towards the personal challenges and needs of newcomers to Canada, in Peel region (specifically Mississauga, Brampton)
  • Solid oral English language skills (additional languages welcome)
  • AGE RANGE: 20 to 30 years old, plus volunteers must have lived in Canada for at least 5 years
  • Minimum length of volunteering commitment - 1 year
  • 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' required
  • Organized, reliable, punctual for weekly meetings 
  • Must complete 2 hour 'Orientation & Training' session (see 'Training', below) 

Min Age: 20   
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 Afternoon, Monday Evening, Tuesday Afternoon, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Afternoon, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Afternoon, Thursday Evening

ONE HOUR MEETING weekly, usually at various schools/public libraries, specific schedule TBD. We require a 1 year commitment for all our programs.


Training

Scheduled training - A 2 hour training session is provided. 


More Details
Areas of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Culture & Heritage, Education & Learning, Sports & Recreation, Career Mentorship, Youth Programs, Social Media, Settlement & Integration, Parent & Child Support, Program Coordination, Youth Mentorship, Multilingual, Newcomer Support
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals



How to Contact
Send an Email Message
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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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