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Position: 859 - Black Community Advisory Council Youth Mentor
Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel
Position Address: Peel Office: 71 West Drive, Unit 23, Brampton, Ontario
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Virtual

Goal

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel (BBBS) 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. BBBS, in partnership with the Black Community Advisory Council (BCAC) of the United Way of Greater Toronto, has developed a community-based mentoring program that matches Black youth (ages 7 - 15) with an adult Black mentor to provide support, aimed at promoting a strong cultural identity, a sense of community, and belonging, and consequential leadership skills that will lead to engagement in their community, through participation in various cultural activities designed to achieve these objectives. As a volunteer under our Black Community Advisory Council (BCAC) Mentoring Program, you will be engaged in a unique, beneficial ongoing mentorship that is an important contribution to the enormous good that Big Brothers Big Sisters do in the local community for our youth.


Description

[ PLEASE NOTE: Our 'BCAC Youth Mentor' program is active during the COVID-19 Emergency, and we are screening volunteer applications 'virtually' (telephone/email/online - ZOOM) ] > WHEN COVID-19 moderates: Your mentoring match to a Black youth will entail regularly planning fun and low in cost outings for 1 year. including participation in various cultural activities designed to help youth feel rooted in their community. The minimum engagement envisaged is MONTHLY, with at least 2 outings, each lasting several hours. > DURING COVID-19, this important program will continue, 'remotely', subject to future return of 'in person' engagemet. 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 casual 'check ins' to promote the health and wellness of matches who may have been 'socially isolated', plus activity engagement. 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 Black 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 a vital mentoring program!


Qualifications

  • Friendly, engaging towards youth, with focus on Black youth
  • Aware of, empathetic towards personal challenges and needs of Black youth (families) in the local community
  • Solid oral English language skills (fluency in an additional language is welcome)
  • Minimum length of volunteering commitment - 1 year
  • In view of the COVID-19 Emergency, volunteers must have access to devices (ie. PC, laptop) and be comfortable using ZOOM
  • 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' required
  • Valid class 'G' driver's licence, and access to a reliable insured vehicle (post COVID-19)
  • Organized, reliable, able to abide by scheduling
  • Must complete 2 hour 'Orientation & Training' session (see 'Training', below)
  • *** 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 on the following days
 - Monday Evening, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Evening, Friday Evening, Saturday Afternoon, Saturday Evening, Sunday Morning, Sunday Afternoon, Sunday Evening

FLEXIBLE - 2 outings monthly, when the COVID-19 Emergency is resolved. DURING the COVID-19 Emergency: Volunteer mentors will set up a 'virtual' meeting schedule with their matches, preferably involving several online (ZOOM) meetings per month, with the advice and guidance of BBBS caseworkers and staff.


Training

MANDATORY training - 2 hour child safety training. During the COVID-19 Emergency, training will be 'virtual', via ZOOM.


More Details
Areas of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Culture & Heritage, Education & Learning, Sports & Recreation, Career Mentorship, Youth Programs, Parent & Child Support, Youth Mentorship
Accessibility: 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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