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Virtual Boys Group Leader

(Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph, Mentoring Services for Children and Youth)

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Position ID: V-GUE3173 Last Modified: 18 Dec 2021 Last Full Update: 18 Dec 2021
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementIgnite the interests and potential of young people
ContactMarg Allen, Program Administrator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph; Phone: (519) 824-5154; Fax: (519) 824-6156; Email:
DutiesAn Online Group Leader will be a positive role model and mentor to a small group of youth in grades 5-8. Two volunteers will work together to facilitate a variety of planned group games involving social skills and physical skills, which are provided to the volunteers in advance. Volunteers provide youth who are in need of support with a positive social environment, and build relationships with youth in order to express care and provide guidance.
Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-Being ; Quality Education ; Reduced Inequality
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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 build a strong friendship.  
For youth, this program provides critical social support and works against the isolation young people are facing due COVID-19 school closures. Youth are provided with a supportive social outlet and are challenged to stay motivated and engaged.
ClientsYoung people in grades 5-8, in need of support, structure, and social engagement.
Ages18 year(s) - 30 year(s)
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with limited mobility
Areas of InterestChild & Family Services ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Pandemic / Coronavirus / COVID-19 Support ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training ; Planning & Organizing
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Group programs consist of 7 weekly sessions. Volunteers may commit to one 7-week program or may facilitate consecutive programs throughout the year.
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
A weekly 1-hour meeting time will be planned based on the volunteers' schedules. This meeting time will be consistent over the 7 week group period.
SeasonsSpring ; Summer ; Fall ; Winter ; Year Round ; New groups start at the beginning of each season. Volunteers may commit to one semester with the possibility of continuing. 
Commitment of 7 weeks from start date is required
LocationGuelph and Wellington County
Number of PositionsAberfoyle ; Arthur ; Elora ; Erin ; Fergus ; Guelph ; Harriston ; Mount Forest ; Palmerston ; Rockwood 
20 individual(s) needed in total. 
Volunteering is done virtually, from home. Location may be flexible.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Volunteers receive ongoing support from their program caseworker.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsAgency Interview, References, Vulnerable Sector Police Check
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Organization NameBig Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph, Mentoring Services for Children and Youth
Office Phone519-824-5154
Address & Map
285 Woolwich St
Guelph, ON N1H 3V8
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