Study Buddy Mentor Tutor - Burnaby

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Position description: 

The Study Buddy Program nurtures the self-esteem of girls by matching them with caring volunteers who offer them educational support and academic assistance.

With the support of a Study Buddy tutor, Little Sisters (ages 7-17) are encouraged and equipped to improve their educational performance and meet their academic goals, which contributes to their overall self-esteem.

Study Buddies meet for one hour once a week for a minimum of six months and tutoring sessions take place at a mutually agreeable location after school or on weekends.

Visit www.bigsisters.bc.ca for more information and to download an application form!

Qualifications: 

•You are a female who is 19 years of age or older (no upper age limit!)
•You are able to commit to spending one hour a week with your Little Sisters for a minimum of six months.
•You have a high school diploma and some post-secondary education in-progress or completed.
•You have some experience helping others learn.
•You are mature, stable, reliable, and respectful of others.
•You are interested in helping a young girl between the ages of 7 and 17 improve her educational performance and reach her academic goals.
Criminal records check required.

Role is suitable for: 
Adult
Additional Information: 

Volunteer Study Buddies attend a training session prior to being matched with a Little Sister Study Buddy and receiving on-going support from qualified professional staff.
Improved tutoring skills and experience.
•Improved leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
•Networking opportunities with other volunteers.
•Opportunities for personal and professional development through the training and educational workshops offered by Big Sisters.
•Increased self-confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness.
•A deepened connection to your community.
•Feeling energized and renewed with added balance to your life
•The opportunity to contribute to the development of today’s girls into tomorrow’s strong women!

How to apply: 
http://www.bigsisters.bc.ca/en/Home/volunteer/default.aspx
Contact person: 
Alice Wilcox
Contact phone: 
604-873-4525 x300
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Education & Research
Family & Children
Youth Development
Mission:
Enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
10
Position start/end date:
31 Aug 2018
Time Committment:
1 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Lower Mainland
Burnaby, BC V5H 4N5