Neighbourhood Network

Volunteer Opportunity Listing

LT Short Term
Jan 28
Jan 30

Big Brother, Big Sister or Big Buddy Mentor in York Region/Bradford

Organization:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of York

Description

The Big Brother/Big Sisters/Big Buddy Mentoring program provides boys and girls with a positive role model and a friend to talk to, and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the Mentor/Big Brother or Sister and their Little Brother or Sister, that is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced Program Coordinators. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee. Volunteers must be 18+. Volunteers needed throughout York Region and Bradford West Gwillimbury.

The Big Brothers Mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of several hours each and a minimum of 1 year commitment. The program strives to do the following:
- provide a role model and a friend for boys and young men.
- promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers.
- instill trust and self-confidence in order to make healthy decisions.
- encourage leadership skills and independent thinking.
and above all, make a difference while having fun.

Use the contact info below to volunteer for this opportunity!

Please Note

Application, including references, VSS, and interview, plus applicable training for mentor volunteers.

Mentoring, Companionship