LEAP After School Tutors/Mentors

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: L.E.A.P runs a two hour after-school tutor and mentorship program every week from fall to spring. (Days of the week vary depending on age/grade level and size of group.) Each student is provided an hour of personalized tutoring, followed with relationship building, fun activities and games. Students either work on their own homework they bring with them, or work on any of the resources we have to offer.

After an hour of homework, volunteers and students have a healthy snack and participate in organized games and activities that emphasis life-skills, teamwork, and fun!

Homework can be fun! Students and tutors work together to make progress on school work and increasing academic performance.

This is a perfect program for University Students who are interested in the field of Education, or anyone who has an aptitude for a particular subject area. All mentoring takes place at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Building at 532 Ellice, conveniently located steps from the University of Winnipeg's Duckworth Centre.
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 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
Two hours per week for a minimum commitment of 12 weeks
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
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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