Ototema Mentors for Youth in Conflict with the Law

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: Ototema is a program about friendship and restorative justice. Mentors are matched in a one-to-one relationship with a youth who is in conflict with the law, or at risk of becoming formally involved. The youths in this program are between the ages of 7 - 18 and include younger youths referred from the MB Turnabout program, older youths on probation, and at times youths incarcerated at the Manitoba Youth Center for non-violent offenses. Youth participate in this program voluntarily.

Mentors in this program are interested in alternative models of justice, or those who simply believe that kids who are acting out are kids who most need a powerful relationship interventions. This program encourages youth to care about their community, and make better choices by showing them their community cares for them.
Skills Required: Previous mentoring experience or work with youth in conflict with the law an asset
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:
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening, Weekend
2 to 4 hours per week during evenings or weekends for a minimum commitment of one 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
By request
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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