Volunteer Mentors - Group Program

(Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie, Halton and Hamilton, Halton Office, Mentoring Programs for Young People)

Position ID: V-HVC0262
Last Full Update: 16 Aug 2022

Opportunity Details: Volunteer Mentors - Group Program

Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Manager of Communications, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Serving Grand Erie, Halton and Hamilton; Phone: 905-525-3860; Email: InfoHH@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Big Brothers Big Sisters enables life-changing mentoring relationships. Our vision is that all young people realize their full potential. 

Our mentoring programs are interventions, helping empower young people to realize their potential. 80% of the young people involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters are experiencing 3-5 Adverse Childhood Experiences, which are forms of social, emotional or economic challenges. With the support of volunteer mentors and our community, we are able to provide 1,200 young people and their families with mentoring services each year.  

Big Brothers Big Sisters is now recruiting Volunteer Mentors for 1:1 and Group Programs. 

While time commitments vary by program type, we typically require a minimum voluntary investment of two hours per week. We understand that everyone has their own commitments, and try our best to accommodate student and volunteers schedules.

Our program portfolio continues to grow to reflect the needs of the communities we serve. Programs take place in one-to-one or group settings, during school hours or outside of them. 

Group programs focus on mentorship for elementary-aged youth. Programs take place on school property, during school hours, in 99 schools within our Grand Erie, Halton and Hamilton communities. 

Programs focus on: 
- Promoting healthy lifestyle including physical activity, balanced eating, self-esteem;
- Empowerment, leadership development, building communications skills;
- Building self-esteem and helping participants feel confident in all aspects of their identity;
- Celebrating cultural identities

Student Considerations: Note that we rely heavily on post-secondary student volunteers, and accommodate individuals who reside in our catchment area during the post-secondary academic year (typically September to April) "

More Info Link https://haltonhamilton.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/volunteer-information/
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of Interest Life Skills Support ; Social Interaction ; Support Group Facilitation ; Youth Engagement
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Working with Children
Commitment Length Long Term - 1 year
Interaction Level Small Group
Minimum Hours 2 / Week
Seasons Year Round - During school year
Number of Positions Acton: 5 individual(s) ; Burlington: 10 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 5 individual(s) ; Hamilton: 10 individual(s) ; Milton: 5 individual(s) ; Oakville: 10 individual(s) 
50 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation - One-time orientation ; Training is provided - Two-part training (3 hr total) ; Scheduled training - We will work with you to find a time that works best for you for orientation and training
Transportation Near public transit ; Vehicle is not required however, it is recommended. We will work with you to assign you a school near public transit.
Cost Vulnerable Sector Police Clearance Fee
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Begin the application process via our inquiry form: 
Start Date On or after 29 Aug 2022

Agency Details: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie, Halton and Hamilton, Halton Office, Mentoring Programs for Young People

Office Phone Halton office: 905-637-9911; 
Hamilton head office: 905-525-3860
Fax 905-525-6444
E-Mail InfoHH@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Website www.MentorsForKids.ca
Address & Map
Rotary Youth Club
560 Guelph Line
Burlington, ON L7R 3M4
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Mailing Address c/o Big Brothers Big Sisters 
639 Main St E 
Hamilton, ON L6K 3W4