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About the Position
Position:
862 - Group Mentor
Organization:
Position Address:
Peel Office: 71 West Drive, Unit 23, Brampton, Ontario
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. The 'Bigs On Campus' component is a partnership with the University of Toronto (Mississauga). As a Group volunteer mentor under our Mentoring Program, you will define the enormous good that Big Brothers Big Sisters do in the local community for our youth.


Description

Five volunteer mentors ten children or youth in a structured group environment one weeknight per bi-week, on the same night, September to June in the local community. Each Group has the same mentors and children throughout the year. Groups participate in fun and skill-based activities. Activities include sports, social outings, community tours, interactive learning, and more. Access to a vehicle is required

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
  • If you intend a career in early childhood education/recreation or social work, 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 of being a key part of our mentoring programs!


Qualifications

  • Minimum period of volunteer engagement - 1 year
  • Friendly, engaging, especially with children and youth in group settings
  • Keen interest in mentoring children and youth in a well-established program, sponsored by a high profile community service organization
  • Solid oral/written English language skills (fluency in additional languages welcome)
  • Ability to volunteer as part of a mentoring team, plus individually
  • In view of the COVID-19 Emergency, volunteers must have access to devices (ie. PC, laptop) and be comfortable using ZOOM
  • Familiarity with the activities stated is an asset
  • Willingness (ability) to conduct outings is an asset (when COVID-19 Emergency ends)
  • 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' required
  • Mandatory 2 hour 'Orientation and Training' ('virtual') *** 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   
Proof of Vaccination: 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

WEEKLY: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday (7:00 PM to 8:30 PM with scheduling to be confirmed (may differ from the above) Training session 


Training

Scheduled training: 2-hour training is provided. During the COVID-19 Emergency, training will be conducted 'virtually', via ZOOM.


More Details
Areas of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Culture & Heritage, Education & Learning, Sports & Recreation, Youth Programs, Literacy, Youth Mentorship, Multilingual
Accessibility: Unknown, Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals



How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://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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