Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton


Couple Mentoring

Posted by 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. Couples generally spend about 80% of their time together with the Little Brother allowing some one to one time with child.


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End Date:
Length of Commitment: one year minimum
Time Commitment: 3 to 4 hours a week
Total Days Needed:
Minimum Age Required: 21 and over for Couple Mentors
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 - Be reliable, honest, trustworthy and fun to hang out with - Be collaborative, patient and positive - Access to a vehicle to transport to community activities with mentee - Can commit to mentoring approximately once a week for at least a year - Can Function within the guidelines of the Agency - Support the mission of the Agency
Activities: The Couples, aged 21 and older who are in a committed , stable married or common-law relationship for at least a year are matched with a child who could benefit from a relationship with a Couple as positive role models. They share 4 hours a week in a unique two to one relationship and provides an opportunity where Couples can Volunteer together sharing in activities each week with a child. An example of activities may include community events, sports, crafts and board games.
Transportation: Yes
Population Served:
Additional Information: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sarnia-Lambton is a United Way member agency.

Location Details

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

Contact Person

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