Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton


Big Brother Mentor

Posted by 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 men of good character, who share three to four hours a week in a mutually enjoyable activity with a boy aged 5 to 18 years who could benefit from a positive male influence and friendship. Outing times are flexible each week which appeals to many different men whose free time varies each week. Planning Outings is easy  because you share your interests with a boy. Great care is taken in matching Big and Little Brothers to ensure that they are compatible and share common interests.



Start Date: ongoing
End Date:
Length of Commitment: minimum one year
Time Commitment: 3 to 4 hours a week
Total Days Needed:
Minimum Age Required: 18 and over for Big Brother volunteers and 21 and over for "couple" volunteers
Training Required: no
Training Provided: Training is provided for the volunteers as well as resources and support from an agency Caseworker.
Skills Required: Have the ability to relate to young people and adults, and to adapt to change Access to transportation for volunteer and child to attend various venues in the community Be reliable, honest, trustworthy and fun to hang out with Be collaborative, patient and positive Can commit to mentoring approximately once a week for at least a year Function within the guidelines of the agency Support the mission of the agency.
Activities: Big and Little Brothers are matched based on similar interests and background and the needs of the child with the strengths of the volunteer. They share in fun based activities in the community 3 to 4 hours a week. The agency also hosts a month group activity where matches and meet, socialize and try something new!
Transportation: Yes
Population Served:
Additional Information: Start Something ...BIG Mentor a Child Help a Child Reach Their Full Potential Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sarnia-Lambton is a proud United Way Member Agency

Location Details

Street: 10 Lorne Cres. Dow Centre for Youth
City: Sarnia
Postal Code: N7S 1H8
Travel Directions: Beside St. Lukes Church in Sarnia ( corner of Indian and Wellington) Driveway is off Lorne Cres.

Contact Person

Name: Sarah McSwain
Position: Caseworker/Recruitment
Email: sarah.mcswain@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Website: www.sarnia@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Day Phone: 519-336-0460 ext #303
Evening Phone:
Fax: 519-336-4932