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1408 - Volunteer Child Mentor > ACTIVE NOW!
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Various locations in Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon.
Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon


The Peel Children's Aid Society (PCAS) protects children from abuse and neglect and helps parents and caregivers build healthy families with support of our Peel community. The Mission of PCAS is to ensure the safety and well being of children and families through mutual, meaningful cooperation and collaboration.Our Volunteer Child Mentors act as role models and provide support, understanding, and guidance in a one-to-one relationship with a 'matched' child through regular outings and activities designed to promote health, wellness, and a positive, optimistic attitude (improved self-esteem/confidence) for both the child and the mentor!If you're a nurturer, and you enjoy being part of a child's healthy development in many capacities, join with the PCAS as a Volunteer Child Mentor


Our Volunteer Mentor program helps build and strengthen a child's self esteem and self-confidence. You are carefully 'matched' with a child after meeting with our PCAS worker, to review/assess/discuss the mentoring assignment. The volunteer involves the 'match' in activities that likely with take both into the local community, typically outings and other mutually beneficial and rewarding activities. And central to the 'role', you'll be a 'role model' for your 'match', leading and teaching by personal example, such that the child assigned to you will adopt positive attitudes/behaviours and learn valuable social skills. The volunteer will keep the PCAS informed about the outcomes of the planned activities, changes in program schedule/content, and about any concerns.

When you use your motor vehicle for this 'role', you'll be entitled to reimbursement of your 'mileage'.

Clients with volunteer 'profiles' within Volunteer MBC's Referral System should 'click' the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above) to indicate (register) your interest in this volunteering opportunity, PLUS gain immediate access to the PCAS VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM. You will be contacted by PCAS as follow up to begin a screening process (see QUALIFICATIONS, below)


  • Assist a child in nurturing self-esteem and self-confidence through a worthwhile mentoring program
  • For those looking to a career as a caregiver or in 'social work' add to your resume (with a positive Reference after successful completion of your engagement)
  • Opportunity to develop and enhance your 'connectivity' in your local community, as you engage in outings and other beneficial activities
  • Learn about PCAS, its vision, mission, mandate, and programs in your local community (grow your awareness)
  • Mileage paid for use of your motor vehicle
  • Personal satisfaction that your direct volunteering will have made the difference in a child's health and wellness, and personal development!


  • Minimum Age - 18
  • Volunteer engagement - MINIMUM 1 YEAR
  • Friendly, outgoing, ready to interact positively with a child 'matched' to you as a 'role model' and mentor
  • Solid oral/written English communication skills (fluency in an additional language is welcome)
  • Committed to understand the mission, mandate, policies and procedures of PCAS (incl. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - access our website in Social Media, below) and to abide by these
  • Ability to volunteer as part of a dedicated team, plus independently
  • Committed to keep to a weekly (or biweekly) schedule, and to make every hour together with your 'match' count (see TIME COMMITMENT, below)
  • Reliable, fully insured motor vehicle and full 'G' Driver's Licence and satisfactory Driver's Abstract are required for this 'role'
  • Because you will be involved with minors, a satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check is required
  • Proof of Vaccination

SCREENING for this volunteering opportunity will be virtual (tel/email/online interview(s)), unless otherwise advised. After you have APPLIED, as a precaution, please monitor your 'Junk/Spam' email folders, plus leave space on your voicemail for communications from PCAS.

Min Age: 18   
Police Check: Required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Required   
Proof of Vaccination: Required

Time Commitment
This is a Long Term (More than 6 months) commitment
Shifts are available Anytime

WEEKLY (or BIWEEKLY) - 3 to 4 hours
Outings and community events may entail FLEXIBLE HOURS (A mutually agreed schedule will be arranged, primarily bearing in mind the needs of the child).


ORIENTATION to PCAS policies/procedures generally and specifically in reference to the MENTORING 'role' will be provided.

In addition to an ANNUAL WORKSHOP, our staff will provide ongoing support. This 'role' is supervised by a SOCIAL WORKER.

More Details
Areas of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Education & Learning, Sports & Recreation, Youth Programs, Life Skills & Accessibility, Parent & Child Support, Literacy, Youth Mentorship, Multilingual
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals

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