Mentor (as a Big Brother, Big Sister, or Cross-Gender Mentor)

Organization Details
Organization Name: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg
Address: 532 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3B 1Z2
Website: http://www.bigwinnipeg.com/en/Home/default.aspx
Organizational Description: Established in 1969, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg is a registered charity located on Treaty One Territory in the heart of Downtown Winnipeg. For over 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg has facilitated youth mentoring programs that inspire and power children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens.

Our individual (one-on-one) and group mentoring programs provide youth with a mentor, friend, and role model, establishing a unique and life-changing relationship. In turn, youth develop their minds to overcome adversities such as detrimental living conditions, family violence, declining mental health, school issues and identity challenges.

With the guidance and support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced or even avoided, and youth are%u202Freminded they can be anything they dream of being.

We are a part of a nationally recognized Federation comprised of 95 member agencies servicing more than 1,100 communities across Canada. Together, we mobilize over 21,300 volunteers who, in turn, mentor 41,700+ children and young people. That is roughly 2.2 million volunteer hours recorded each year.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Many children and youth in Canada struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives like detrimental living conditions, family violence, risk factors for mental health, school issues and identity challenges.

With the guidance and support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced or even avoided, and youth are reminded they can be anything they dream of being.

The Big Brothers and Big Sisters mentoring programs provide children and youth with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.

Outings occur out in the community or within our agency's activity space (located at 532 Ellice Avenue).
Skills Required: Be 18 years old or above
Provide a satisfactory criminal record check with vulnerable sector clearance
Provide three or four satisfactory references
Respect the confidential nature of our services; sign a confidentiality agreement
Work cooperatively with staff in planning/coordinating activities
The ability to be creative and flexible in carrying out activities with youth
Have a communicative, non-judgemental, and empowering attitude
Maintain boundaries while providing a strong and beneficial mentoring relationship
Be trustworthy, energetic, mature, stable, reliable, accepting, patient, caring and respectful of others
Promote the welfare and safety of the child or youth
Be comfortable with the Big Brother Big Sister of Winnipeg's core values, policies and procedures
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Improve experience surrounding youth mentorship and engagement
Gain experience and expand knowledge of child development
Satisfaction of contributing to the improvement of child/youth quality of life
Acquire experience related to career goals such as social work, education, health care, and social sciences.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
Approximately 2 - 4 hours per week for a minimum commitment of a year.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: bbbswpg@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Phone: 204-988-9200
Online: winnipeg.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/volunteer/
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2022
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