Big Sister Mentor - New Westminster

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Position description: 

Big Sisters are women (age 19 or older) who spend 2-4 hours a week for a minimum of one year with their Little Sister (age 7-17) in a one-to-one mentoring friendship. Each Big & Little Sister match gets together once a week to participate in fun activities they both enjoy such as crafts, going to the beach, watching movies, sports, and simply hanging out and spending time together! Big Sisters group activities are also offered each month.

Visit www.bigsisters.bc.ca for more information and to download an application form!

Qualifications: 

Big Sister volunteers must be female, age 19 or older, and able to commit to spending 2-4 hours once a week for a minimum of one year with their Little Sister. A criminal record check, three references and a screening interview are required of all volunteer mentors, and training is provided.

Role is suitable for: 
Adult
Additional Information: 

All Big Sister volunteers are required to attend a training session and will receive on-going support from qualified professional staff throughout their relationship with their Little Sister. Big Sister volunteers have the unique opportunity to have a positive impact on a young girls life. Big Sisters enjoy the bonding experience with their Little Sister and making a difference in their community that they can see up close. Some Big Sister volunteers have made lasting life-long friendships with their Little Sisters

Being a mentor also gives volunteers great skills that are transferable to every aspect of their lives such as communication and relationship-building skills, patience and understanding, and an increased sense of self-awareness. Big Sister volunteers also benefit from:

•Networking opportunities with other volunteers

•Opportunities for personal and professional development through the training and educational workshops offered by Big Sisters

•A heightened sense of awareness of diversity, various backgrounds and view points.

•Opportunities to apply for free event tickets and agency activities

•The opportunity to contribute to the development of today’s girls into tomorrow’s strong women!

•Invitation to Big Sisters Volunteer Appreciation Party

How to apply: 
http://www.bigsisters.bc.ca/en/Home/volunteer/default.aspx
Contact person: 
Marley
Contact phone: 
604-873-4525 x300
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Mission:
Big Sisters is committed to enhancing the confidence, self-esteem and well-being of female, transgender, and non-binary youth through supportive relationships with mentors.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
25
Position start/end date:
28 Feb 2018
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Lower Mainland
New Westminster, BC