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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.”


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: 
How to apply:
Contact person: 
Libby Swift
Contact phone: 
604-876-2447 x236
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Family & Children
Youth Development
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
5 May 2020
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Greater Vancouver Area, BC
Last Updated: May 5, 2020
Posting will Automatically Expire: August 3, 2020