Big Sister

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

Position ID: V-HVC0283 Last Full Update: 09 Nov 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsThe Big Sister Mentoring program provides girls and young women between the ages of 6 and 14 with a role model and a mentor 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; Email:
DutiesProvide Little Sister 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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BenefitsSpend time with a child! Do fun things together! Watch their confidence grow! Opportunity to have fun and develop a trusting relationship with a child over time. Scheduled outings are flexible to suit volunteer, child and parent.
ClientsGirls between the ages of 6 and 16 who need a female 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+) ; Seniors (55+)
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Community Outreach ; Counselling ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Employment / Career Guidance ; Friend / Penpal ; Games ; Life Skills Support ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Working with Children ; Enjoy activities that would be of interest to girls. Reliable and dependable for long term.
Commitment LengthLong Term ; The Big Sisters 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 TimesTimes as convenient for volunteer, child and parent.
SeasonsYear Round
LocationHalton and Hamilton Regions
Number of PositionsActon ; Georgetown ; Hamilton ; Milton ; Oakville 
65 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 are not covered by the agency
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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