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Position: 857 - Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Program
Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel
Position Address: Peel Office: 71 West Drive, Unit 23, Brampton, ON, Canada
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Virtual

Goal

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel inspires and empowers children and youth through mentoring and supportive relationships. Mentoring by volunteers is a core activity, and the Peel chapter continues to help so many young people annually. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which 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. Unique opportunities to mentor a child together as a couple or as a female volunteer matched with a young boy are also available in our 'Couples for Kids Program' and 'Big & Little Buddy Program'. As a volunteer under our core Mentoring Program, you will have a key role in defining and promoting the enormous good that Big Bothers Big Sisters do in the local community for our youth.


Description

[ PLEASE NOTE: Our core program is active during the COVID-19 Emergency, and we are screening volunteer applications 'virtually' (telephone/email/online - ZOOM, etc.) ] This core program matches a child 6 - 17 years of age (Little Sister/Little Brother) with a caring adult (Big Sister/Big Brother) over the age of 18. > WHEN the COVID-19 Emergency ends: Matches are encouraged to plan an outing with their match at least 2 times a month. As a mentor you will be responsible for the planning and cost of all outings, unless there is an outing offered by the agency for you to attend. All mentors must commit to a minimum of 1 year mentoring in the program. A vehicle and Class G Drivers Licence is required as well as a 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check'. > DURING COVID-19, this core program will continue, 'remotely', subject to future return of 'in person' meetings/outings. Volunteer mentors will connect to their matches via ZOOM, and our program parameters and guidelines have been adapted to maximize 'virtual' interaction. Important during the Emergency will be 'check ins' in order to ensure the health and wellness of matches who may been 'socially isolated'. PLEASE APPLY AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY for this mentoring opportunity. Volunteer clients of Volunteer MBC should click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/before) to confirm your interest in pursuing this position. You will gain immediate access to the BBBS 'volunteer application' webpage. Please follow the steps outlined. Thank you!


Benefits

+ Our 'Big Brothers' and 'Big Sisters' make huge positive, lasting differences in the lives of so many young people in the Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon communities, and as a volunteer, you have be a key part of that! + IF you are passionate about helping youth in your community, this 'role' will be a valuable volunteering experience + Opportunity to improve your skills/experience in using 'virtual' connectivity (eg. ZOOM) effectively + Enjoy the immense personal satisfaction as the result of your engagement in our core mentoring program!


Qualifications

  • Friendly, engaging, conversational and understanding towards youth (ages 6 - 17)
  • Solid oral/written English (fluency in additional language(s) welcome)
  • A satisfactory 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' is required
  • Commitment to be reliable and to maximize the quality of the mentoring experience
  • In view of the COVID-19 Emergency, volunteers must have access to devices (ie. PC, laptop) and be comfortable using ZOOM
  • Length of volunteer engagement - MINIMUM 1 year
  • Access to a reliable, insured vehicle and Class 'G' Drivers Licence is required (not needed during COVID-19)
  • *** SCREENING will be 'virtual' during the COVID-19 Emergency (telephone/email/online interview(s) via ZOOM)

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


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

FLEXIBLE: Mentoring takes place mostly in the evening during the week, and on weekends, AT LEAST TWICE A MONTH During the COVID-19 Emergency, volunteer mentors will set up a 'virtual' meeting schedule with their matches, preferably on a weekly basis, subject to the advice of BBBS caseworkers and staff.


Training

MANDATORY training: 2 hour training is provided, and during the COVID-19 Emergency, training will be 'virtual', via ZOOM.


More Details
Areas of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Education & Learning, Sports & Recreation, Career Mentorship, Youth Programs, Social Media, Parent & Child Support, Youth Mentorship, Multilingual
Accessibility: Partially Accessible Workspace, Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals



How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
https://peel.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/BigBrothersBigSistersofPeel/?ref=page_internal
http://@BBBSofPeel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGzYBtceY-mivJ4-sTg8tHQ


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