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About the Position
Position:
862 - Group Mentor
Organization:
Position Address:
Peel Office: 71 West Drive, Unit 23, Brampton, Ontario
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. 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. We are in urgent need of Group Mentors both in Peel and in Brampton!

 

 


Description

Five volunteers mentor ten children or youth in a structured group environment one weeknight per bi-week, on the same night, September to June in the local community. Each Group has the same mentors and children throughout the year. Groups participate in fun and skill-based activities. Activities include sports, social outings, community tours, interactive learning and more. Access to a vehicle is required.

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/recreation or social work, this role will be a valuable volunteering experience
  • Enjoy the immense personal satisfaction of being a key part of our mentoring programs!


Qualifications

  • Minimum period of volunteer engagement -  1 year
  • Friendly, engaging, especially with children and youth in group settings
  • Keen interest in mentoring children and youth in a well-established program, sponsored by a high profile community service organization
  • Solid oral/written English language skills (fluency in additional languages welcome)
  • Ability to volunteer as part of a mentoring team, plus individually
  • Familiarity with the activities stated is an asset
  • 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' required
  • Mandatory 2 hour 'Orientation and Training' ('virtual') *** SCREENING will be 'virtual' during the COVID-19 Emergency (telephone/email/online interview(s) via ZOOM)

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 on the following days
 - Monday Evening, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Evening, Friday Evening

WEEKLY: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday (7:00 PM to 8:30 PM with scheduling to be confirmed (may differ from the above) Training session 


Training

Scheduled training: 2-hour training is provided. 


More Details
Areas of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Culture & Heritage, Education & Learning, Sports & Recreation, Youth Programs, Program Coordination, Literacy, Youth Mentorship, Multilingual
Accessibility: Unknown, Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals, Groups



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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