School-Based 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: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duties||As a school-based 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 games with them, engaging in a conversation about what's on their mind, playing in the gym or in the school yard, cooking and baking, 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|
|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||Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; A minimum commitment of 1 school year is required, with the option to continue in future school years 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.|
|Seasons||Year Round ; Commitment for the duration of 1 school year.|
|Location||Guelph & Wellington County|
|Number of Positions||Aberfoyle ; Arthur ; Elora ; Erin ; Fergus ; Guelph ; Harriston ; Mount Forest ; Palmerston ; Rockwood |
20 individual(s) needed in total.
Positions available at schools throughout Guelph and surrounding areas.
|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 in-person at the young persons school. Public or personal transportation would need to be used to get to the school.|
|Additional Requirements||Agency Interview, References, Family & Children's Services Check, Vulnerable Sector Police Check|
|Social Media|| Facebook: www.facebook.com/BBBSGuelph|
|Display Until||30 Jun 2023|
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|Organization Name||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph, Mentoring Services for Children and Youth|
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