Virtual Big Brother
(Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph, Mentoring Services for Children and Youth)
|Impact Statement||Ignite a young person's interests and potential|
|Contact||Marg Allen, Program Administrator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph; Phone: (519) 824-5154; Fax: (519) 824-6156; Email: email@example.com|
|Duties||As an online Big Brother, you will be a positive role model and mentor to a young person. |
Volunteers have visits with their "Little" on a consistent basis, usually once a week.
Volunteers invest time and attention into a child who faces adversity, build a friendship with them, and develop trust and respect. This could mean playing online games with them, engaging in a conversation about what's on their mind, doing virtual workouts together, cooking, or any other type of activity that will engage a child and draw out their personality and interests.
|Sustainable Development Goals||Good Health and Well-Being ; Quality Education ; Reduced Inequality|
|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-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.
|Clients||Young people ages 6-16, in need of a positive adult.|
|Ages||18 year(s) and up|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with limited mobility ; Couples|
|Areas of Interest||Behavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Child & Family Services ; Friend / Penpal ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual ; Youth Services|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Mentoring & Training ; Planning & Organizing ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently|
|Commitment Length||Long Term (More than 1 year) ; A minimum commitment of 8 months is required, and longer-term commitment is encouraged in order to build a strong relationship with the child.|
|Minimum Hours||1 / Week|
|Dates and Times||Timing of visits may be flexible according to the volunteer and child's schedule.|
|Location||Guelph & Wellington County|
|Number of Positions||Aberfoyle ; Arthur ; Elora ; Erin ; Fergus ; Guelph ; Harriston ; Mount Forest ; Palmerston ; Rockwood |
50 individual(s) needed in total.
Mentoring is done virtually, from home. Option available to connect with the child/youth in person once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
|Training||Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Ongoing support from a caseworker throughout the course of the match.|
|Transportation||Mentorship is done from home. If in-person visits are opted for once COVID-19 restrictions lift, then public or personal transportation would be used.|
|Additional Requirements||Agency Interview, References, Family & Children's Services Check, Vulnerable Sector Police Check|
|Social Media|| Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBBSGuelph|
|Start Date||On or after 03 Jul 2020|
|Display Until||18 Dec 2020|
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|Organization Name||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph, Mentoring Services for Children and Youth|
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