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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie, Halton and Hamilton, Halton Office, Mentoring Programs for Young People
Selected elementary schools in Oakville, Milton and Burlington

Enrolling volunteers to the WAITING LIST FOR THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR at some schools in Burlington, Oakville and Milton. If you are waitlisted and do not get a spot this school year (and you are a successful applicant, with a completed file), your volunteer file will move over to the 2024-25 school year consideration/planning.  

Enrollment for the 2024-25 school year ramps up in April 2024 and continues all through the end of the school year and into the summer months.

 
High school students will mentor a child once a week after school in a one-to-one relationship. Involves assisting a child in grades 3-8 with their homework, playing educational games, and developing organizational skills. Homework Club takes place at a number of elementary schools across the Halton region. For the 2024-25 school year, Homework Club will only run in-person (we will no longer offer virtual spots).

Please only apply if you are interested in mentoring IN PERSON at a specific school (in Oakville, Burlington or Milton).

Volunteer Mentor - Bigs Program   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie, Halton and Hamilton, Halton Office, Mentoring Programs for Young People

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Big Brothers Big Sisters enables life-changing mentoring relationships. Our vision is that all young people realize their full potential. 

Our mentoring programs are interventions, helping empower young people to realize their potential. 80% of the young people involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters are experiencing 3-5 Adverse Childhood Experiences, which are forms of social, emotional or economic challenges. With the support of volunteer mentors and our community, we are able to provide 1,200 young people and their families with mentoring services each year.  

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Big Brothers Big Sisters is now recruiting Volunteer Mentors for 1:1 and Group Programs. 

While time commitments vary by program type, we typically require a minimum voluntary investment of two hours per week. We understand that everyone has their own commitments, and try our best to accommodate student and volunteers schedules.

Our program portfolio continues to grow to reflect the needs of the communities we serve. Programs take place in one-to-one or group settings, during school hours or outside of them. 

1:1 PROGRAM:  BIGS COMMUNITY MATCHING
The Bigs Community Mentoring Program provides young people (Littles) an adult mentor (Bigs).  

Bigs help provide developmental relationships to our young people. This means, they express care, challenge growth, provide support, share power and expand opportunities. 

Bigs and Littles meet for community outings once a week for two hours or more. Matches are made based on the Big and Little's interests, personalities and geographical location.  "

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie, Halton and Hamilton, Halton Office, Mentoring Programs for Young People

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Big Brothers Big Sisters enables life-changing mentoring relationships. Our vision is that all young people realize their full potential. 

Our mentoring programs are interventions, helping empower young people to realize their potential. 80% of the young people involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters are experiencing 3-5 Adverse Childhood Experiences, which are forms of social, emotional or economic challenges. With the support of volunteer mentors and our community, we are able to provide 1,200 young people and their families with mentoring services each year.  

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Big Brothers Big Sisters is now recruiting Volunteer Mentors for 1:1 and Group Programs. 

While time commitments vary by program type, we typically require a minimum voluntary investment of two hours per week. We understand that everyone has their own commitments, and try our best to accommodate student and volunteers schedules.

Our program portfolio continues to grow to reflect the needs of the communities we serve. Programs take place in one-to-one or group settings, during school hours or outside of them. 

1:1 PROGRAMMING (IN-SCHOOL MENTORING)
The In-School Mentoring Program provides elementary-aged youth with a role model and friend to talk to and share experiences with on school grounds. Mentors meet with their mentee each week to engage in various activities such as crafts, games, or just hanging out on school grounds.  

Mentors will meet 1:1 with a child one hour a week (same day and time each week) for the duration of the school year (September-June). Matches are made based on the child's interests, personality, and proximity to school. Mentors must be 18-years-of-age or older. 

Student Considerations: Note that we rely heavily on post-secondary student volunteers, and accommodate individuals who reside in our catchment area during the post-secondary academic year (typically September to April) "

Volunteer Mentors - Group Program   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie, Halton and Hamilton, Halton Office, Mentoring Programs for Young People

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Big Brothers Big Sisters enables life-changing mentoring relationships. Our vision is that all young people realize their full potential. 

Our mentoring programs are interventions, helping empower young people to realize their potential. 80% of the young people involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters are experiencing 3-5 Adverse Childhood Experiences, which are forms of social, emotional or economic challenges. With the support of volunteer mentors and our community, we are able to provide 1,200 young people and their families with mentoring services each year.  

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Big Brothers Big Sisters is now recruiting Volunteer Mentors for 1:1 and Group Programs. 

While time commitments vary by program type, we typically require a minimum voluntary investment of two hours per week. We understand that everyone has their own commitments, and try our best to accommodate student and volunteers schedules.

Our program portfolio continues to grow to reflect the needs of the communities we serve. Programs take place in one-to-one or group settings, during school hours or outside of them. 

GROUP PROGRAMMING OVERVIEW
Group programs focus on mentorship for elementary-aged youth. Programs take place on school property, during school hours, in 99 schools within our Grand Erie, Halton and Hamilton communities. 

Programs focus on: 
- Promoting healthy lifestyle including physical activity, balanced eating, self-esteem;
- Empowerment, leadership development, building communications skills;
- Building self-esteem and helping participants feel confident in all aspects of their identity;
- Celebrating cultural identities

Student Considerations: Note that we rely heavily on post-secondary student volunteers, and accommodate individuals who reside in our catchment area during the post-secondary academic year (typically September to April) "