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Position:
863 - In-School Mentor
Organization:
Position Address:
Peel Office: 71 West Dr, 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 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. Offered in partnership with the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, The In-School mentoring program matches elementary school level girls and boys with a caring adult mentor. Matches meet during school hours and on school property to share in fun activities like arts and crafts, board games, sports and baking. Children are selected and referred by certain local elementary schools. As a volunteer under our this mentoring program, you play a key part in defining and enhancing the enormous good that Big Brothers Big Sisters do in the local community for our youth. 


Description

 Offered in partnership with the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, The In-School mentoring program matches elementary girls and boys with a caring adult mentor. Matches meet during school hours and on school property to share in fun activities like arts and crafts, board games, sports and baking. Children are selected and referred by certain local elementary schools.

Between Generations: A unique school-based mentoring opportunity in the above program for volunteers 55+

TIME: The In-School mentoring program requires a weekly visit of one hour during school hours for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays. This program requires a minimum time commitment of one year.

Children are selected and referred by certain local elementary schools. These activities are designed to provide breadth to a child's learning experiences, thereby improving confidence and academic aptitude.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 a vital mentoring program!


Qualifications

● Friendly, engaging towards youth, especially children of elementary school age ● Empathetic towards their personal challenges and needs ● Solid oral English language skills (fluency in additional language(s) is welcome)  ● Minimum length of volunteering commitment - 1 year ● 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' required ● Organized, reliable, able to mentor during school hours● Must complete 2 hour 'Orientation & Training' session (see 'Training', below) 

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

WEEKLY visit of ONE HOUR (TBA) during school hours for the duration of the school year (Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays). 


Training

MANDATORY training: 2 hour training is provided


More Details
Areas of Interest: Culture & Heritage, Education & Learning, Sports & Recreation, Youth Programs, Parent & Child Support, Literacy, Youth Mentorship, Multilingual
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals, Newcomers, Older Adults



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