Adult In-School Mentor

(Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph)

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Position ID: V-GUE0081 Last Modified: 31 Jul 2018 Last Full Update: 31 Jul 2018
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementFor one hour a week, you can help a child succeed!
ContactMarg Allen, Program Administrator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph; Phone: 519-824-5154; Fax: 519-824-6156; Email:
DutiesMentors are matched with a child that they meet with for one hour each week through the school year. This meeting takes place during the school day and on school property. The mentor and child mentee will participate in fun activities together such as arts & crafts, cooking, reading, sports, games and talking.
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BenefitsGood opportunity for retirees, empty-nesters, university/college students, and/or employees with flexible schedules. This program helps to increase children's self esteem and school interest and performance.
ClientsBoys and Girls from grades 1-8.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestEducation Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Reading / Literacy ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Planning & Organizing ; Able to relate well with children and to have fun. Reliability and strong commitment is extremely important. Volunteers need to be organized and able to work with school personnel.
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) - Minimum of one school year. ; Successful matches can continue for multiple school years!
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon (During regular school hours.) 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon (During regular school hours.) 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon (During regular school hours.) 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon (During regular school hours.) 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon (During regular school hours.) 
Applications now being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year.
SeasonsSpring ; Fall ; Winter ; Program runs for the duration of the school year (September-June).
AccessibilityUnknown ; Accessibility varies from location to location.
LocationElementary Schools - Guelph & Wellington County
Number of PositionsAberfoyle ; Eramosa ; Guelph ; Puslinch ; Rockwood 
60 individual(s) needed in total. 
Partnerships exist with most area public and catholic schools in the Guelph area including Aberfoyle, Rockwood, Eramosa, and Puslinch.
TrainingOrientation - Provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; In School Mentor training and an interview. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph will provide on-going support as well as, assist with ideas for fun activities.
TransportationNear public transit ; Access to a vehicle is recommended but not required. Most participating schools are on the city bus routes. The agency will do its best to match volunteers with a child in a school near their place of work or home.
CostThere is no required cost to the volunteer.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVulnerable Sector police check, Family & Children's Services check, agency interview and references.
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Start DateOn or after 31 Jul 2018
End Date15 Feb 2019
Display Until15 Feb 2019
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Organization NameBig Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph
Office Phone519-824-5154
Address & Map
285 Woolwich St
Guelph, ON N1H 3V8
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