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, 7 or 8 for two hours after school (typically 3:00-5:00pm) for 8 sessions. Each session, led by female 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.

We are currently accepting applications for our Fall Term which runs for 8 weeks from the week of October 9, 2018 to the week of December 7th, 2018. Mandatory training on September 29th, 2018.

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 Spring term no later than September 13th, 2018.

Qualifications: 

19-30 years of age
Canadian resident for the past year (or able to provide an International Criminal Records Check)
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: 
Adult
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: 
http://www.bigsisters.bc.ca/en/Home/volunteer/apply/default.aspx
Contact person: 
Marley Stevens
Contact phone: 
604-873-4525 x300
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Mission:
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:
10
Position start/end date:
9 Oct 2018 to 7 Dec 2018
Time Committment:
3 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Weekdays
Work location:
Burnaby School District
Burnaby, BC V5E 2K1