Homework Club Study Mentor

(Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton, Oakville Office)

Position ID: V-HVC0020 Last Full Update: 02 Aug 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactApril Bozinoff, Case Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton; Phone: 905-339-2355 ext 231; Email: April.Bozinoff@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
DutiesHigh school students or adult volunteers will mentor a child in a local elementary school, after school, in a one-to-one relationship. Involves assisting a child in grade 3-8 with their homework, playing educational games, and developing organizational skills. 
**Also in need of volunteer adults 19+ to supervise groups, please inquire if interested**
More Info Linkhttps://haltonhamilton.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/volunteer-information/
BenefitsTeen Mentors: help elementary school students with their school work-watch them succeed!  
Adult Supervisors: help mentors (mainly teenagers and post-secondary students) develop their skills in mentoring the elementary school students.
ClientsStudents in grades 3 to 8 in need of assistance with some aspect of their school work, social interaction, or a positive role model as recommended by teachers and principals.
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestEducation Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Program Coordination / Support ; Reading / Literacy ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceDependability & Trustworthiness ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Working with Children ; High school volunteers should have good to excellent grades with good communication skills. Important to be dependable and reliable. And above all, enjoy having fun working with children and have a desire to act as a good role model!
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) - September - June (school year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon (after school for 70 minutes) 
Tuesday: Afternoon (after school for 70 minutes) 
Wednesday: Afternoon (after school for 70 minutes) 
Thursday: Afternoon (after school for 70 minutes) 
Time: once a week for 70 minutes with varying start times between 2:45 to 3:30 PM 
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as convenient to volunteer 
Milton- Mondays and Wednesdays 
Oakville- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 
Georgetown- Thursdays
SeasonsSpring ; Fall ; Winter ; During school year, once a week, for 70 minutes
AccessibilityPartially Accessible
LocationSelected elementary schools in Oakville, Milton and Georgetown
Number of PositionsGeorgetown: 32 individual(s) ; Milton: 50 individual(s) ; Oakville: 176 individual(s) 
290 individual(s) needed in total. 
Spots available until spots fill up, then applicants can be added to a wait-list. 
** Milton (on Mondays) and Georgetown (on Thursdays) have a big need for volunteers** 
Oakville- on-going enrollment until spots fill up
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Information re: student's needs and criteria for mentoring
TransportationVolunteers provide own transportation to designated elementary schools in Oakville, Milton or Georgetown. Volunteers choose the locations (from a list provided by BBBS) that are closest to their high school or home.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsApplication package, references, interview, and attendance at mandatory training. 
*application package will be emailed to applicant once they inquire through Volunteer Halton/Hamilton  
*police check not required for youth (under 18yrs) applicants*- Effective November 1 2018
Agency Details
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Organization NameBig Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton, Oakville Office
Office Phone905-339-2355
Address & Map
464 Morden Rd
Oakville, ON L6K 3W4
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