Go Girls! Mentor - Burnaby

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Position description: 

We are looking for volunteer mentors to empower young girls to embrace a healthy, active lifestyle!

This group mentoring program encourages physical activity, healthy eating and the development of a positive self-image among girls aged 11 - 14.

The Go Girls Program runs in selected Burnaby schools for girls in grades 6 and 7 for two hours after school (typically 3:00-5:00pm) for 8 weeks. Each week, led by female, transgender, or non-binary volunteer mentors between the ages of 19 to 30, incorporates fun and educational activities to stimulate mentor-participant relationship building as well as group discussions about healthy living and emotional, social and cultural issues.

Tentative schools for the Winter 2019 term:
• Lochdale Community School
• Windsor Elementary School
• Kitchener Elementary School
• Marlborough Elementary School
• Morley Elementary School

We are currently accepting applications for our Winter term which runs for 8 weeks from the week of January 14th, 2019 to the week of March 11th, 2019. Mandatory training on January 5th, 2019.

We encourage applicants to submit applications as soon as possible as we process applications on a first come, first serve basis. Please submit your application for our Winter term no later than December 13, 2018.


19-30 years of age
Canadian resident for the past year
Available at least one consistent weekday for the eight-week term during the program time
Passionate about healthy living, physical activity, and self-esteem
Reliable, resourceful, and interested in building relationships with children

Role is suitable for: 
Additional Information: 

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

Improved leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Increased self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-awareness.

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

A deepened connection and commitment to your community.

Networking opportunities with other volunteers.

Group facilitation skills

An opportunity to gain experience working in a school environment and promoting health

Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis

How to apply: 
Contact person: 
Marley Stevens
Contact phone: 
604-873-4525 x300
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Family & Children
Health, Social Services
Youth Development
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:
Position start/end date:
14 Jan 2019 to 11 Mar 2019
Time Committment:
3 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Work location:
Burnaby School District
Burnaby, BC V5E 2K1