Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton

VOLUNTEERING: A Great Way To Grow

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sarnia-Lambton

10 Lorne Cres. Dow Centre for Youth
Sarnia, Ontario
Canada
N7S 1H8

Contact Name: Donna Sharpe
Website: http://www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/sarnia
Phone: 519-336-0460 ext #305
Fax: 519-336-4932
Email: donna.sharpe@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Services

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sarnia-Lambton provides responsible guidance in the development of life skills to the children of our community through companionship with adult volunteers. Provide an environment conducive to development of self-esteem in boys and girls from the age of 5.   One-on-one and group mentoring relationships with adult volunteers. Big brothers and big sisters serve as positive role models and provide opportunities for new life experiences.

Volunteer Roles

Big Brother volunteer: Men of good character who share 3 to 4 hours a week in a mutually enjoyable activity with a boy 5 – 14 who lacks a regular male influence. Big Sister: Adult female 18 years and older who spends 4 hours per week, for one year minimum with a little sister. Couple Matching Program volunteer: A unique two-to-one relationship where spouses can volunteer their time together with a boy or girl 3 to 4 hours each week.In-School Mentoring volunteer: Matches adult male and female volunteers to boys and girls 5 – 18 for an hour a week in the school.Big Bunch Volunteer: Adult female 18 years and older. 3 big bunch volunteers are matched with 2 girls from a waiting list who meet together to have fun every second week for 6 months.Associate member: Volunteer recruitment, administrative tasks, fundraising and group programs.

Volunteer Opportunities

In-School Mentor

Posted on April 16th, 2019

The In-School Mentoring program is a fun- based Mentoring Program that matches a caring adult volunteer on a one to one basis with a child at a local elementary school. For one hour a week mentors with their mentees engage in fun activities such as board games, crafts or just hanging out on the playground. […]

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Big Bunch Mentor

Posted on April 16th, 2019

Big Bunch Mentors are adult volunteers of good character who share 3 hours every two weeks from October to June within a group mentoring program for children and youth. The Big Bunch program provides girls and boys a mentoring experience in a group setting. This program pairs  2 to 3 mentees from the Big Brother […]

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Couple Mentoring

Posted on April 16th, 2019

The Couples Mentoring program matches a married or common-law couple aged 21 and over who would like to share the joys and rewards of befriending a child together. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentors and mentees that is built on trust and common interests and is supported by an experienced Caseworker. […]

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Big Sister Mentor

Posted on April 16th, 2019

The Big Sister Mentoring Program provides girls with a positive female role model and friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, 3 to 4 hours a week, a relationship is developed between mentor and mentee that is built on trust and common interests and is supported by […]

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Big Brother Mentor

Posted on December 18th, 2014

Volunteers are needed as mentors to children in our community. There are a number of children waiting for the special friendship and positive role model that a mentor offers. Volunteers are required to be a Big Brother, a Big Sister, a Big Bunch Mentor  a Couple Match or an In-School Mentor. Big Brother Mentors are […]

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