Volunteer Mentor – In-School Mentoring

  • Volunteer
  • Hamilton
  • Apr 29, 2023

Big Brothers Big Sisters

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Big Brothers Big Sisters enables life-changing mentoring relationships. Our vision is that all young people realize their full potential. 

Our mentoring programs are interventions, helping empower young people to realize their potential. 80% of the young people involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters are experiencing 3-5 Adverse Childhood Experiences, which are forms of social, emotional or economic challenges. With the support of volunteer mentors and our community, we are able to provide 1,200 young people and their families with mentoring services each year.  

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Big Brothers Big Sisters is now recruiting Volunteer Mentors for 1:1 and Group Programs. 

While time commitments vary by program type, we typically require a minimum voluntary investment of two hours per week. We understand that everyone has their own commitments, and try our best to accommodate student and volunteers schedules.

Our program portfolio continues to grow to reflect the needs of the communities we serve. Programs take place in one-to-one or group settings, during school hours or outside of them. 

1:1 PROGRAMMING (IN-SCHOOL MENTORING)
The In-School Mentoring Program provides elementary-aged youth with a role model and friend to talk to and share experiences with on school grounds. Mentors meet with their mentee each week to engage in various activities such as crafts, games, or just hanging out on school grounds. 

Mentors will meet 1:1 with a child one hour a week (same day and time each week) for the duration of the school year (September-June). Matches are made based on the child’s interests, personality, and proximity to school. Mentors must be 18-years-of-age or older.

Student Considerations: Note that we rely heavily on post-secondary student volunteers, and accommodate individuals who reside in our catchment area during the post-secondary academic year (typically September to April) 

To apply for this job please visit haltonhamilton.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.