Big Bunch Volunteer
(Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph, Mentoring Services for Children and Youth)
|Impact Statement||You can help a child succeed!|
|Contact||Marg Allen, Program Administrator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph; Phone: 519-824- 5154; Email: email@example.com|
|Duties||Our current need is for MALE volunteers for our groups. |
A Big Bunch Volunteer will be a positive role model and mentor to a group of children. Volunteers will work together to plan and implement outings for the group. They will meet with the group on a consistent basis, usually 2 times per month and will transport the children to and from the event. The volunteers and children will participate in fun activities such as crafts, games, sports, watching movies, etc. Volunteers and children are matched based on age preference and needs of the group.
|More Info Link||www.bbbsg.ca|
|Benefits||Volunteers 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-judgmental environment for children. This is a smaller time commitment than the one-to-one volunteer and volunteers can choose the age group that they would like to work with. |
For the child, this relationship will provide acceptance, guidance, support, companionship and new experiences.
|Clients||Children between the ages of 5 and 16.|
|Ages||18 year(s) and up|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Couples|
|Areas of Interest||Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Youth Services|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Leadership ; Team Work ; Ability to work well in a group setting and relate well to children and adults. Group volunteers must also be reliable and mature.|
|Commitment Length||Long Term (More than 1 year) - A commitment of one year or longer ; Groups do not meet during July & August|
|Interaction Level||Small Group - 1 adult volunteer for every 4 children ; There will be a maximum of 12 children per group|
|Minimum Hours||8 / Month|
|Dates and Times||Monday: Evening |
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Outings are organized around volunteer availability, but must be held on a regular and consistent basis. Each Group session is 15 weeks in length and volunteers must commit to at least 2 sessions per year. Sessions run from January-June, September-December.
|Seasons||Spring ; Fall ; Winter ; The group program does not run in July and August.|
|Accessibility||Unknown ; Accessibility varies depending on the outing that is planned.|
|Location||Guelph (various locations)|
|Number of Positions||Guelph: 6 individual(s) |
6 individual(s) needed in total.
There is currently a waiting list for children to get into the Group program because of the need for volunteers.
|Training||Orientation ; Scheduled training - Volunteer training ; Training on the job - Ongoing support from agency staff ; Information session, child safety training, ongoing casework support.|
|Transportation||Car required - Volunteers are required to have a vehicle to transport the children to and from events.|
|Application Deadline||30 Apr 2021|
|Cost||Each group is given a yearly budget from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph. Low-cost and no-cost activities are encouraged.|
|Additional Requirements||Agency interview, references, Police Record Check. An initial group volunteer meeting will be planned before each session begins. |
Please note that the BBBSG office is currently closed, but phone messages and emails are being monitored remotely.
|Social Media|| Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBBSGuelph|
|Start Date||On or after 03 May 2021|
|End Date||15 Dec 2021|
|Display Until||15 Dec 2021|
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|Organization Name||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph, Mentoring Services for Children and Youth|
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