Mentors (for In-School Mentoring)

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: The In-School mentoring program provides youth with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up within school grounds.

For one hour a week, mentors meet with their mentee and engage in activities such as board games, crafts or just hang out on school grounds.

Youth are enrolled through a referral from school staff.
Skills Required: Be 18 years old or above
Work cooperatively with school staff in planning/coordinating activities
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
The ability to be creative and flexible in carrying out activities with 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
Maintain boundaries while providing a strong and beneficial mentoring relationship
Have a communicative, non-judgemental, and empowering attitude
Be comfortable with the Big Brother Big Sister of Winnipeg's core values, policies and procedures
Work cooperatively with school staff in planning/coordinating activities
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
The In-School mentoring program requires one hour per week during school hours (with a minimum one year commitment). A commitment to be available during the school year (September to June) is expected. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.
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: Dec 31, 2022
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