Our Mission
About the Position
Position #: 2427
OrganizationBig Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria
Position: Big Brothers - Community Mentoring Program
Impact Statement: Make a BIG difference by giving a LITTLE time. Spend two to four hours each week helping a child/youth reach their full potential. Have fun together, encourage them to try new things, talk to one another, and become friends.
Description: Our volunteer mentors are caring and responsible individuals who:
- Model honesty, truth and respect for others.
- Have a genuine concern, interest, and enthusiasm for children and youth.

We ask you to provide the names of three to four references. They should be 19+ years of age and be able to speak to your character. We need:

- Spouse/Partner or Family Reference.
- Personal Reference, i.e. long-time friend, neighbor, colleague, etc.
- Employer/Supervisor Reference, past or present workplace.
- Vulnerable Sector Reference. Only if you have worked/volunteered with children, people with disabilities or elderly persons in the last 5 years

Volunteer Mentors don't need:
- Money - we encourage no/low cost activities.
- Experience - your interest, enthusiasm and genuine concern for children are what matters most.
- A vehicle - we can match you with a child/youth who lives close by.
Training Details: Volunteer mentors are required to attend an orientation/training session (visit our website for upcoming dates) and will also be invited to on-going workshops once you are matched with a child. You'll have a trained staff member supporting you at all times. No experience necessary.
Working Conditions: You and your mentee will be spending time together anywhere in the community - this includes your home, movie theatre, beach, playground, recreation centres - wherever you both enjoy spending time.
Minimum Duration: More than 1 year
Timing: Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime, Weekend - Evening
Time Detail: Volunteer Mentors commit to being in the program for one year (from the date of being matched with a child). You'll meet once a week for two to four hours. You and the child (or child's family) will set the schedule but you typically get together in the evening or on weekends.
Age: 19+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Children/Youth, Recreation/Sports
Skill(s): Verbal Communication, Motivate Others, Respect, Flexibility, Playing
How to Apply
Application Link:
Application File:
Website: http://bbbsvictoria.com
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Lilaine Galway
Address: 230 Bay Street Victoria, V9A 3K5
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