Big Brother Volunteer - Match Program

(Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph)

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Position ID: V-GUE0082 Last Modified: 16 May 2018 Last Full Update: 16 May 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactMarg Allen, Program Administrator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph; Phone: 519-824-5154; Fax: 519-824-6156; Email: volunteer.guelph@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
DutiesA volunteer Big Brother will be a positive role model and mentor to a child (Little Brother). Volunteers will see their Little Brother on a consistent basis, usually once a week. The volunteer and child will participate in fun activities such as sports, biking, games, watching movies, building models, etc. Volunteers and children are matched based on interests, location and age preference.
More Info Linkhttps://guelph.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/what-we-do/our-programs/#bigbrothers
BenefitsVolunteers receive training in child safety, child development and communication skills. The experience gained presents an opportunity for personal/career development and satisfaction as a result of experiences, training opportunities and support. Volunteers also feel a sense of fulfillment because they have provided a safe, supportive, non-judgemental environment for a child and may develop a lifelong friendship. 
 
For the child, this relationship will provide acceptance, guidance, support, companionship and new experiences.
ClientsBoys from the ages of 5 to 16, in need of a male role model.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestChild & Family Services ; Friend / Penpal ; Mentorship / Leadership
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Mentoring & Training ; Must enjoy spending time with children; possess an ability to care for children/youth regardless of economic situation, cultural background etc.; a mature and responsible disposition. The ability to be a great listener is also highly encouraged.
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) - A commitment of at least 18 months is required. ; In order for the children to enjoy the long-term benefits of a mentor this opportunity requires a long-term commitment. Time must be spent with the Little Brother on a regular and consistent basis.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesVolunteers, Little Brothers and parents arrange times to get together based on their own schedules. The emphasis is on consistency, not specific days or times.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown
LocationGuelph and Wellington County
Number of PositionsGuelph: 5 individual(s) 
 
5 individual(s) needed in total. 
 
At this time there is a waiting list of boys wanting to be matched with a male adult mentor.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Mandatory Volunteer Training and Orientation session; on-going support from a caseworker during the length of the match.
TransportationNear public transit ; Access to a vehicle is preferable but not necessary; the office is located on a bus route.
CostLow-cost or no cost activities are strongly encouraged. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph often receives tickets, discounts or coupons for volunteers and their Little Brothers.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsAgency Interview, References, Family & Children Services Check, Vulnerable Sector Police Check
Social MediaFacebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBBSGuelph
Instagram Instagram: www.instagram.com/bbbs.guelph/
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/bbbsofguelph
Start DateOn or after 15 May 2018
Display Until30 Jun 2018
Agency Details
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Organization NameBig Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph
Office Phone519-824-5154
Fax519-824-6156
E-Mailinfoguelph@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Websitewww.bbbsg.ca
Address & Map
285 Woolwich St
Guelph, ON N1H 3V8
 
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