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Position description: 

(for male-identifying/gender-fluid/non-binary adult volunteers)

As a Big Brother, you’ll be matched with a “Little Brother” in your area who needs a positive male influence. With this volunteer opportunity, you’ll spend 2 – 4 hours with your “Little” once a week – hike, bike, or just hang out. There’s never been a better time to get involved.

What we do today makes a difference tomorrow. 2+ hours each week volunteer opportunity is all it takes to become a Big Brother. Become a kid again by doing a variety of fun activities and games with a Little Brother, aged 7 – 14.

The Big Brothers Mentoring program provides boys with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a friendship is developed between the Big and Little Brother, that is built on trust, and common interests and values. Furthermore, the result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee. Most importantly, you don’t need to be a superhero or have a wealth of experience with kids to get involved – consistency and dedication are two of the most important qualities we look for in our volunteers.

All it takes is 2-4 hours each week and a minimum one-year commitment to the program. Develop new skills, try out new activities and be a role model. Some of the activities Big and Little Brothers like do to are:
• Cycling
• Soccer
• Arts and crafts
• Mini golf
• Listening to music
• Cooking
• Fishing

Alternatively, check out our Facebook and Instagram pages (@BigBrothersYVR) which cite the experience of many of our Big Brothers volunteers.

“It’s amazing how easy it can be to volunteer when doing something you enjoy.”

Qualifications: 

No special skills or previous experience necessary but must be caring and dependable. Must be 18 years or older. A Police Information Check - Vulnerable Sector and references are required.

Role is suitable for: 
Adult
Senior
How to apply: 
https://www.bigbrothersvancouver.com/volunteer-application-what-should-i-expect/
Contact person: 
Libby Swift
Contact phone: 
604-876-2447 x236
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Family & Children
Volunteerism
Youth Development
Mission:
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
10
Position start/end date:
29 Nov 2019
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Various
Greater Vancouver Area, BC