Big Brother

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

Position ID: V-HVC0165 Last Full Update: 09 Nov 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsThe Big Brothers Mentoring program provides boys and young men between the ages of 6 and 14 with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, that is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.
ContactValerie Walker, Administrative Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton; Phone: 905-339-2355 ext 226; Email:
DutiesProvide Little Brother with support, guidance and mentoring. Instill trust and self-confidence in order to make healthy decisions and encourage leadership skills and independent thinking. Offer low to no cost shared activities and above all, make a difference while having fun.
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BenefitsHang out with a child! Do fun things together! Watch their confidence grow! Opportunity to have fun and develop a trusting friendship with a child over time. Scheduled outings are flexible to suit volunteer, child and parent
ClientsBoys between the ages of 6 and 14 who need a male mentor and who have been referred by family members, health and social service agencies, schools and others
Ages19 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+)
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Community Outreach ; Counselling ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Employment / Career Guidance ; Friend / Penpal ; Games ; Group / Family Volunteering ; Life Skills Support ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Working with Children ; Good communication skills. Enjoy activities that would be of interest to boys. Reliable and dependable for long term.
Commitment LengthLong Term - for a minimum 1 year ; The Big Brothers Mentoring program usually requires two to four regularly scheduled outings a month of several hours each and a minimum of 1 year commitment.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Times as convenient for volunteer, child and parent
SeasonsYear Round
LocationAs convenient to volunteer and client
Number of PositionsActon ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
60 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; All volunteers must attend a 3 hour mandatory program training. Big Brothers Big Sisters staff provide ongoing coaching and feedback to support the volunteer in their role.
TransportationDriver License required ; Car required ; A vehicle is required
CostCost of activities not covered.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVulnerable Sector Clearance required
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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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