Homework Club Study Mentor

(Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton, Oakville Office, Adult/Child Mentoring Programs)

Position ID: V-HVC0020 Last Full Update: 30 Aug 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactApril Tanner, Case Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton; Phone: 905-339-2355 ext 231; Email: April.tanner@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

High school students will mentor a child once a week 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. Homework Club takes place at a number of elementary schools across Halton Region. In the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 School Years, Homework Club has run entirely virtually on Zoom. Our hope for Fall 2022 is to return to IN-PERSON programs.

More Info Linkhttps://haltonhamilton.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/volunteer-information/
BenefitsTeen Mentors: help elementary school students with their school work-watch them succeed! Gain some of your volunteer community service hours. Receive assistance and coaching from a BBBS staff member.
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 Highschool Credit HoursYes
Suitable ForYouth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestEducation Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Program Coordination / Support ; Reading / Literacy ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual ; Youth Engagement ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work ; Working with Children ; High school volunteers should have good to excellent grades with good english 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) - minimum of one school year
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon 
Tuesday: Afternoon 
Wednesday: Afternoon 
Thursday: Afternoon 
Friday: Afternoon 
Time: During school year, 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
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.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Information re: student's needs and criteria for mentoring
TransportationVolunteers provide own transportation to designated elementary schools in Oakville, Milton, Georgetown or Hamilton.  
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 
*police check not required for youth applicants (under 18yrs)
Agency Details
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Organization NameBig Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton, Oakville Office, Adult/Child Mentoring Programs
Office Phone905-525-3860
Address & Map
464 Morden Rd
Oakville, ON L6K 3W4
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