Game On! Program Facilitator

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

Position ID: V-HVC0225 Last Full Update: 30 Jan 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactYasmeen Shubber, Case Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton; Phone: 9053392355 ext 229; Email:
DutiesMale volunteer mentors needed for our Game On! (Eat Smart, Play Smart, Live Smart) Program. Suitable for men aged 18-30 years who are dedicated to promoting a healthy, active lifestyle!  
As a Game On! Facilitator your role is to lead a group of 10-12 grade 6 to 8 boys in a 10 week program focusing on active living, balanced eating and feeling positive about themselves.
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BenefitsOur volunteer mentors experience great satisfaction in interacting with boys as they develop postive relationships, self-assurance and resiliency through discussion, physical activity, and sharing nutritious snacks. Boys who attend Game On! report strong feelings of optimism and a sense of belonging. The seven week program takes place in schools and qualified Big Brothers Big Sisters staff and on-site teachers provide significant support.
ClientsOur programs take place in local elementary schools supporting boys aged 11-14. Boys are identified by teachers based a set of established criteria, such as experiencing bullying, low self-esteem, lack of social skills and/or good role models.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+)
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Community Outreach ; Culture & Heritage ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Health Care ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Music & Performing Arts ; Recreation & Sports ; Social Interaction ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Sports & Coaching ; Team Work ; Working with Children ; No specific experience required, however, volunteers should have a passion for working with adolescent boys to help develop their self-esteem. Volunteers who enjoy a balanced lifestyle, believing in the core components of the Game On! program and are open to engaging in a variety of discussion topics are ideal.
Commitment LengthShort Term ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; We ask our volunteers to commit to one session of training. Sessions are 10 weeks long for 1.5 hours per week, with an hour preparation time. Training will be an additional 8 hours. To assess volunteer mentors' suitability, we have a thorough interview process.
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Game On! is a small group of 10-12 boys, led by 2-3 volunteer Facilitators.
Minimum Hours35 (Total)
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon 
Tuesday: Afternoon 
Wednesday: Afternoon 
Thursday: Afternoon 
Monday to Thursday: lunch or after school
SeasonsSpring ; Fall ; Winter
LocationPublic and Catholic Elementary Schools in Oakville, Milton, Georgetown & Acton
Number of PositionsActon: 2 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 2 individual(s) ; Milton: 2 individual(s) ; Oakville: 2 individual(s) 
8 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; All volunteers attend the 3 hour mandatory program training. Big Brothers Big Sisters staff provide ongoing coaching and feedback to support the volunteer in their role.
TransportationVolunteers must provide their own transportation to and from the program locations.
CostThere is no cost to volunteers.
Police CheckRequired
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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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