Game On Mentor

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Position description: 

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver is a registered charity and community-based organization that has been operating in the Lower Mainland since 1957. We offer friendship-based mentoring programs for boys and girls and provide volunteer opportunities for men and women.

What is GAME ON!
Developed for male adolescents, Game On! uses a mentor approach to provide boys and young men with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices.

This program is designed to provide mentors an opportunity to openly discuss current and pressing issues facing boys and young men through the lens of healthy living. This is a 75 minute a week, 7 week group program. It includes seven 75 minutes core sessions. There are also four extensive modules that capture potential issues and topics specific to various locales and the interest of mentors and program participants. Each session is loosely structured around four themes: Physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem and communication skills.

As a volunteer, you will mentor approximately 10 boys with other Volunteer(s) while being supported by a staff member at the school, community centre or Boys and Girls Club.

We are looking for young men who are enthusiastic about healthy, active living and are specially selected and trained to deliver the program. This program is ideal for male students who are looking to gain valuable volunteer experiences.

We offer the program all over our Greater Vancouver service areas such as Vancouver, Burnaby, the Tri-Cities, Surrey, North Shore, and Squamish.

Apply online at https://www.bigbrothersvancouver.com/get-involved/volunteer/ or contact Libby Swift at 604-876-2447 ext. 230 or libby.swift@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca for more information.

Deliverables/Duties: 

Game On mentors are young men who are enthusiastic about healthy, active living and are specially selected and trained to deliver the program. Mentors are responsible for male youth who may benefit from the range of activities in the program.

Qualifications: 

No special skills or previous experience necessary but must be caring and dependable. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. A training session is provided at the Big Brothers' Vancouver office and is flexible.

Role is suitable for: 
Adult
Additional Information: 

Ideal for students and adults who are looking for unique volunteer opportunities with youth.
Male volunteers only

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:
Cause tags:
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
10
Position start/end date:
14 Jan 2019 to 14 Mar 2019
Time Committment:
1 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays
Work location:
Various
Vancouver, BC V5V 3C9