Teach Music

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: As Canada's leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Connect through the love of music

This is a new program this year! Thanks to a grant through TD Musicounts we have received new guitars and ukuleles! Mentors and Mentees will be provided an instrument to borrow, and get together once week in the evening for 2 hours to learn, play, and connect on site at the BBBS activity centre. This program is looking for mentors who range from talented musicians to those who are eager to learn along with a young person. Each session is 12 weeks long and people can continue through multiple sessions. All programming is free of charge.
Skills Required: Be able to play the guitar or ukelele and are comfortable teaching one-on-one or a group
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 and sign a confidentiality agreement
Complete in person training
Be able to build a developmental relationship with a child or youth
Be trustworthy, energetic, mature, stable, reliable, accepting, patient, caring and respectful of others
Be supportive and non-judgmental in your interactions with children and youth
Promote the welfare and safety of the child or youth
Act with integrity
Be comfortable with the Big Brother Big Sister of Winnipeg's core values, policies and procedures
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Practice teaching
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening, Weekend
2 hours a week for 12 weeks
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
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
How to Apply: Email: bbbswpg@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Phone: 204-988-9200
Online: winnipeg.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/volunteer/
Closing Date: Apr 30, 2020
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