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Big Sisters BC Lower Mainland

Big Sisters Mentor - New Westminster

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Volunteer
A month ago
Position description:

Summary: Big Sisters Program(rolling intake, apply anytime)

A Big Sister mentor provides a supportive mentoring relationshipsto female, transgender, and non-binary children and youth (our Little Sisters) whowho could benefit from the support and friendship of a mentorwhich contributes to their overall self-esteem.

The Big SistersprogrammatchesLittle Sisters (ages 7-17) with a volunteer (age 19 or older)in a one-to-one mentoring friendship. They spend 2-4 hours once a week for a minimum of a one year committment.

Our Little Sistersface challenges such as low self-esteem, social isolation, and a lack of enriching experiences as a result of challenging life circumstances such as poverty, family distress, abuse, or loss. A mentor can act as a reliable and caring friend who can be there to listen, have fun, and help navigatedifficult times.

A Big & Little Sister match gets together once a week to participate in fun low to no cost community based activities they both enjoy; such as crafts, going to a local park, sports, watching movies, and simply hanging out and spending time together.

The program strives to do the following:
  • Provide a role model and friend to a Little Sister (ages 7-17)
  • Promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers
  • Instill trust and self-confidence in order to make healthy decisions
  • Encourage leadership skills and independent thinking
  • Above all,make a difference while having fun!

Apply Now: https://www.bigsisters.bc.ca/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/big-sisters/

Qualifications:
  • Age 19 or older female, transgender, or non-binary individual
  • Mature, stable, reliable, and respectful of others
  • A Canadian resident for the past year (or able to provide an International Criminal Records Check)
  • Able to commit to spending 2-4 hours a week with your Little Sisterfor a minimum of 1 year(yes, occasional vacations and work travel are fine!)
  • Interested in developing a positive friendship with a youth aged 7-17

Benefits:
  • Exposure to fresh perspectives, ideas and approaches
  • Development of yourpersonal leadership and coaching styles
  • Share knowledge, which helps increase the Little Sisters sense of well-being
  • Strengthens your interpersonal relationship skills


Volunteer skills:

Career, Life Skills

Counselling, Social Services (Other)

Family, Youth

Mentoring

Social (Other)

Role is suitable for:

Student

Adult

How to apply:

www.bigsisters.bc.ca/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/big-sisters/

Contact person:

Alice Wilcox

Contact phone:

604-873-4525 x300

Contact e-mail:

info@bigsisters.bc.ca

Volunteer Centre:

Vancouver

Cause Tags:

Family & Children

Health, Social Services

Youth Development

Category
Community and Social Services