Big Sister Mentor- Richmond
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, sports, going to the beach, watching movies, and simply hanging out and spending time together! Big Sisters group activities are also offered each month.
We are in a high need for Richmond volunteers.
Visit www.bigsisters.bc.ca for more information and to download an application form!
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.
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 todays girls into tomorrows strong women
Invitation to Big Sisters Volunteer Appreciation Party