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About the Position
Position:
861 - Go Girls! Volunteer 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 . 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. 'Go Girls!' is a great opportunity for female volunteers (18 - 25) interested in mentoring FEMALE 'newcomer' youth in Grades 7 and 8, 'Go Girls!' represents a unique opportunity in the local community! See program details in the 'Description', above. As a volunteer under our Mentoring Program, you will define the enormous good that Big Brothers Big Sisters do in the local community for our youth.


Description

A school-based mentoring program for girls in grades 7 – 8. The program curriculum promotes active living, healthy eating and positive self-esteem. Female mentors between the ages of 18 – 25 years are trained to lead the fun and interactive sessions over 7 weeks. The Go Girls! Program consists of seven mentoring sessions, held over a 7 week period, within school facilities. Each session is 1.5 -2 hours long. 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

+ Excellent opportunity to mentor female youth in an established community service program, sponsored by a high profile community service organization + Enhance your leadership, mentoring, counselling skills (add to your resume) + Chance to volunteer with like-minded individuals (add to your personal/professional 'network') + IF you intend a career in early childhood education/recreation or 'social work', this 'role' will be a valuable volunteering experience + Immense personal satisfaction that you will be making a lasting difference among newcomer youth (and their families) in your local community


Qualifications

● Volunteers must be female, between 18 and 25 years of age ● Aware of, and committed to, youth mentoring in your local community ● Friendly, engaging, and confident in relating to female youth ● Genuinely committed to diversity and inclusiveness in Canada, particularly in Peel region ● Solid oral/written English language skills (fluency is additional languages is welcome) ● Minimum period of engagement by the volunteer: 1 year ( MINIMUM of 2 sessions, each lasting 7 weeks) ● 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' required *

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 Anytime

Program - Minimum of 2 sessions will be scheduled, each lasting 7 weeks, each weekly session averaging 1.5 - 2 hours 


Training

MANDATORY training - An 8 hour training is required. 


More Details
Areas of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Culture & Heritage, Education & Learning, Sports & Recreation, Youth Programs, Settlement & Integration, Program Coordination, Literacy, Youth Mentorship, Multilingual, Newcomer Support
Accessibility: Partially Accessible Workspace, Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals



How to Contact
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http://peel.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
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