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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville

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.

In Leeds and Grenville, Big Brothers became incorporated September 6, 1977. For thirty-five years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been making a positive difference in the lives of our community's youth by developing and implementing a wide range of mentoring programs.Serving as role models, our mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and of having respect for family peers and community.

Keywords: Crisis Support , Children and Youth


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville
Branch: Kemptville Office
285 Cty Rd.44, North Grenville Municipal Centre, Box 5014, Kemptville, ON K0G1J0

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville url http://www.mentoringmatters.ca/

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville Phone Number 613-258-4440

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville Email address bbbs.leeds@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville
36 George Street, Brockville, ON K6V 6E6

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville url http://www.mentoringmatters.ca/

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville Phone Number 613-345-0281

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville Email address bbbs.leeds@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca



Volunteer Information for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville

What services does your organization provide?
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program

- 2-4 hour per week commitment for a minimum of one calendar year
- Go out into the community and just spend time with your mentee! They will love watching a movie with you, tossing a Frisbee with you - anything! It doesn't have to be difficult, and it doesn't need to cost a thing.
- Children are 6 - 16 years old
- Hang out. Change a Life.

In-School Mentoring Program

- 1 hour per week commitment during the school year
- Play fun games and activities with your child (mentee)
- Children are in grade 1 through 6
- Meetings take place entirely within the school environment
- Coop placements are available for students

Youth in Care (In-School Mentoring)

- 1 hour per week commitment during the school year
- Volunteers are paired with a child referred by Family and Children's Services
- Play fun games and activities with your child (mentee)
- Children are in grade 1 through 6
- Meetings take place entirely within the school environment
- Match meetings help teach the child self-advocacy

Go Girls/Game On course Facilitator (In school)

- 3 hour time commitment per week
- Each course runs for 6 weeks
- The goal of the course is teach students in grades 5-9 about active living, healthy eating and self esteem
- Great experience for those interested in teaching, nursing, etc.

After School Program volunteer

- Runs Tuesdays and Thursdays at schools in Kemptville from 3:15 - 5:00pm
- Volunteers can attend on days that are convenient for them

Big for a Day

- BBBSLG hosts one monthly Activity Night and one monthly Outing.
- Activity Nights bring together our Bigs for a Day and the Littles on our waitlist for a little bit of fun. We do crafts, play sports, or have a night in of video games!
- Outings range from the tame to the epic! Whether it's baseball with the local Fire fighters, a trip to the museum, or a day trip out to Canada's Wonderland! All of it is free for all Littles and Mentors.- Volunteers can attend on outings/activity nights that are convenient for them


Do you have any age requirements?
Ages 18 and up, no age limit for adult programs
Ages 16 - 17 for co-op and teen mentoring
Ages 14 and up to help with Activity Nights


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
No.


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
Various.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters - 2-4 hours a week, minimum one calendar year.

Go Girls/Game On - 3 hours a week during school day for 6 weeks.

In-school mentoring/Youth in Care - 1 hour per week during school day.

Big for a Day - Whenever is convenient for you.

After School Program - 10 weeks or 20 weeks, 2 - 4 hours a week. Attend when you are able.


Are there any other requirements for being a volunteer?
Police Check and Vulnerable Sector Check (Paid for by the agency)

Application process


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
No.

We accept mentors of varying personality types. Experience with children is not required.


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
Looking for volunteers in all programs.


Do you provide training for volunteers?
Yes.

We Safety Train all clients and volunteers to help establish clear boundaries and healthy relationships, and to provide support. Some programs have additional training.


What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization?
Being a positive role model for youth.


How will a person benefit from volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville?
Hang out. Change a life.

Watching a child flourish just by spending time with them.


Do you accept high school students?
Yes.




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