Go Girls! Mentor - Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody)
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 age 11 - 14.
The Go Girls! Program runs in selected Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody) schools for girls in grades 6, 7 and 8 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 Spring 2019 term:
• Montgomery Middle School
• Maple Creek Middle School
• Banting Middle School
• Hillcrest Middle School
We are currently accepting applications for our Spring term which runs for 8 weeks from the week of April 15 to the week of June 10, 2019. Mandatory training on April 6, 2019 (7 hours).
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 March 14, 2019.
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
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
Increased experience with health promotion, working with youth, working in a school environment
Opportunities for personal and professional development through training and educational workshops offered by Big Sisters
A deepened connection and commitment to your community
Networking opportunities with other volunteers
Group facilitation skills
Criminal records check required
Applications are processed on a first come; first serve basis.