Girls Linking Our Worlds (GLOW) Program Facilitator

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

Position ID: V-HVC0497 Last Full Update: 06 Sep 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsFemale volunteers (ages 18+) needed for our Girls Linking Our Worlds (GLOW) program! Help girls from diverse backgrounds aged 11 to 14 build their leadership skills and feel confident in all aspects of their identity. The program consists of 10, 2-hour mentoring sessions, held over a 10 week period. This after-school program encompasses a group of 8-12 girls and 2-3 volunteer mentors (18+ years of age). Through mentoring relationships, discussions, creative and physical activities and games, the program strives to do the following: 
• Learn leadership skills and put them into practice 
• Explore issues such as peer pressure, stereotypes and healthy living 
• Promote positive self-image that embraces multiple aspects of identity 
• Learn different techniques for physical, mental and emotional well being 
• Develop empathic communication skills and respect for others 
• Explore different cultures and celebrate diversity 
• Meet and foster relationships with mentors from diverse backgrounds
ContactLauren Kenwood, Case Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton; Phone: 905.339.2355 ext 223; Email:
DutiesAs a GLOW facilitator, your role is to lead activities for a group of young girls (aged 11-14) from diverse backgrounds, in a 10 week program focusing on active living, balanced eating, and being confident in all aspects of their identity. 
This position is suitable for female adults with a strong understanding of diversity & inclusion.
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BenefitsOur volunteer mentors experience great satisfaction in interacting with girls as they develop positive relationships, self-assurance and resiliency through discussion, physical activity, and sharing nutritious snacks. Girls who attend GLOW report strong feelings of optimism and a sense of belonging. The ten week program takes place in schools and qualified Big Brothers Big Sisters staff and on-site school liaisons provide significant support.
ClientsOur programs take place in local elementary schools supporting girls aged 11-14. Girls are identified by teachers based on a set of established criteria, such as experiencing bullying, low self-esteem, lack of social skills and/or good role models.
Ages18 year(s) - 50 year(s)
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+)
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Child & Family Services ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Culture & Heritage ; Life Skills Support ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Program Coordination / Support ; Support Group Facilitation ; 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 ; Team Work ; Working with Children ; No specific experience required, however, volunteers should have a passion for working with young girls from diverse backgrounds to help develop confidence in all aspects of their identity. Volunteers should also live a balanced lifestyle, believing in the core components of the program.
Commitment LengthShort Term ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; We ask our volunteers to commit to at least one session each school year. Sessions are 10 weeks long for 2 hours per week.
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon 
Tuesday: Afternoon 
Wednesday: Afternoon 
Thursday: Afternoon
SeasonsSpring ; Fall ; Winter
LocationElementary schools across Halton
Number of PositionsActon ; Georgetown ; Milton 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; All volunteers attend the 9 hour mandatory program training. Trainings are run three times a year in September, December and March. Big Brothers Big Sisters staff provide ongoing coaching and feedback to support the volunteer in their role.
TransportationCar required ; Volunteers 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
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464 Morden Rd
Oakville, ON L6K 3W4
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