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Big Bunch Mentor

Posted by on April 16th, 2019

Description

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 Big Sister waiting list with one mentor. Through regular outings organized by the agency, a relationship is developed between the mentor and mentee as well as between mentees. The program promotes healthy socialization and new experiences for both the mentor and mentee.

Details

Start Date:
End Date:
Length of Commitment: October to June each year
Time Commitment: 3 hours every two weeks
Total Days Needed:
Minimum Age Required: 18 and over for Big Bunch Members
Training Required: No
Training Provided: Yes 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 the Big Bunch activities in the community - Be reliable, honest, trustworthy and fun to hang out with - Be collaborative, patient and positive - Function within the guidelines of the Agency - Support the mission of the agency
Activities: Big Bunch Mentors will pick up 2 to 3 Mentees and transport them to arranged agency location, participate in activity and be of support to child through the activity. The activities are fun based in nature and the location of the activity may vary from week to week to optimize activities in the community.
Transportation: Yes
Population Served:
Additional Information: Big Brothers Big Sisters is a proud United Way Member Agency.

Location Details

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

Contact Person

Name: Samantha Hendrickx
Position: Group Program Co-ordinator
Email: samantha.hendrickx@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Website: www.sarniabigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Day Phone: 519-336-0460
Evening Phone:
Fax: 519-336-4932