Study Buddy Mentor Tutor - Vancouver
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!
You are a female who is 19 years of age or older (no upper age limit!)
You can commit to spending 1 hour a week with your Little Sisters for a minimum of 6 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
Volunteers attend a training session prior to being matched with their Little Sister Study Buddy, and receive on-going support from qualified professional staff throughout their match.
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 todays girls into tomorrows strong women!