Volunteer Mentor - Bigs Program

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

Position ID: V-HVC0263 Last Full Update: 16 Aug 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactNatalie Michelwicz, Manager of Communications, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Serving Grand Erie, Halton and Hamilton; Phone: 905-525-3860

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. 

The Bigs Community Mentoring Program provides young people (Littles) an adult mentor (Bigs).  

Bigs help provide developmental relationships to our young people. This means, they express care, challenge growth, provide support, share power and expand opportunities. 

Bigs and Littles meet for community outings once a week for two hours or more. Matches are made based on the Big and Little's interests, personalities and geographical location.  "

More Info Linkhttps://haltonhamilton.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/volunteer-information/
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit HoursNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestEducation Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Life Skills Support ; Support Group Facilitation ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Working with Children
Commitment LengthLong Term - 1 year
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours2 / Week
SeasonsYear Round
Number of PositionsActon: 5 individual(s) ; Burlington: 10 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 10 individual(s) ; Hamilton: 10 individual(s) ; Milton: 5 individual(s) ; Oakville: 5 individual(s) 
50 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation - 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
TransportationNear public transit ; Driver License required ; Vehicle is not required however, it is recommended.
CostVulnerable Sector Police Clearance Fee
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsBegin the application process via our inquiry form: 
Start DateOn or after 29 Aug 2022
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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