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Position # 796
OrganizationBig Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria
Position B You Volunteer Mentors Needed - B You Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Program
Impact Statement B You Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Program: Empowering students to thrive. When young girls and gender-diverse youth are experiencing adversities and challenges in their lives, supportive mentoring relationships can help them develop resilience. The immediate and long-term effects of difficulties at school, at home, and with themselves can be reduced with the support, guidance, and inclusion provided by our mentoring program. The program focuses on empowering female-identifying and gender-diverse youth to take care of their bodies, their minds, and each other. The group provides students a safe space to have fun at school while trying new things, learning about self-compassion, and sharing with their peers.
Description Three to four female-identifying mentors (17-30 years old) are matched with a small group of female-identifying youth (Grades 6 to 8) and meet in-person during school hours. Each weekly session is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours long and some additional preparation time is required as well. Mentors are asked to commit to volunteering for two 10-week sessions in the 2024-2025 school year.
COVID-19 Vaccination Required Yes
Training Details B You facilitators are required to attend a two-hour orientation training session (multiple dates available) as well as complete B You facilitator training. Facilitator training is usually held over several hours leading up to the program start dates.
Working Conditions The B You program is currently being conducted online over Zoom and in person at select schools. In-person mentors will be required to follow all COVID-19 protocols and health and safety procedures.
Minimum Duration 7 - 12 months
Timing Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening
Time Detail Weekday daytime (12PM – 3PM), weekday evenings (4:30PM-8PM). Approx. 2 hours/week for two ten-10 periods.
Age 17+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Accessibility Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest Caring Support, Children/Youth, Recreation/Sports
Skill(s) Facilitation and Training, Plan & Co-ordinate, Manage Meetings & Groups, Sensitivity
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Website http://bbbsvictoria.com
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Contact Talia Papa
Phone 12504751117 Ext. 40
Address 230 Bay Street Victoria, V9A 3K5
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