Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle

Site: Collingwood

Description
Description (Service) Provide professionally monitored volunteer based mentoring to children and youth across five municipalities within the Georgian Triangle. Volunteers are caring,  
 
Programs include: 
 
Big Brothers Traditional Program - a Big Brother is matched with a Little Brother, ensuring they have similar interests to spend one-to-one time together to talk, play ball, watch a movie or just hang out together  
 
Big Sisters Traditional Program - a Big Sister is matched with a Little Sister ensuring they have similar interests to spend one-to-one time together, developing a friendship and engage in mutually desired activities 
 
Couples for Kids - volunteer with your partner or spouse and be matched to a Little Brother or Little Sister to give the gift of friendship to a child 
 
In-School Mentoring - program takes place at the child’s school, during the school year * mentor spends one hour per week doing a fun activity or just talking with a child who could use a friend * employers are encouraged to give employees the time during the work day to volunteer 
 
Big Bunch - program designed to address the lengthy waiting list for children who are in line for a Big Brother or Big Sister, matched to volunteers who can participate in fun activities/programs a few times per year * physical activity is emphasized as well as group sports, crafts and/or outings  
 
Boys Club 12-16 years of age * group meets once a week in 4 different communities * include a wide variety of recreational activities * call for locations and times 
 
Cops, Kids and Communities - Officers, Auxiliary Officers and Administrative Staff from Collingwood and the Huronia West OPP detachments have joined forces with BBBS to allow children to spend time doing fun, healthy activities such as bowling, swimming and touring the OPP and fire stations while promoting the basic principles of respect, understanding, healthy eating and an active lifestyle 
 
Homework Club - currently operates on Tuesday and Thursday after school in Collingwood * children in the BBBS program are matched to high school helpers who work one to one under BBBS staff supervision * healthy snacks are provided * call for locations and times 
 
<Summer Camp Programs - clients who might not otherwise have an opportunity to experience camp life or to travel outside their region are given priority but program is accessible to any client
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm or by appointment
Areas Served Blue Mountains ; Clearview (Simcoe County) ; Collingwood ; Meaford ; Wasaga Beach
Boundaries Georgian Triangle
Eligibility Little Brothers or Little Sisters 6 yrs-16 yrs 
 
Big Brothers or Big Sisters: 18 yrs and up  
 
In school and group mentoring programs: adults * may access high school cooperative students and high school volunteers for some of the programs such as Home Work Club and 180 Kids Group
Application Application Form (available from the office or on-line) * personal Interview * intake process both children and volunteers* 3 personal references required and Police check for Big Brothers/Sisters
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Collingwood
Address & Map
74 Hume St
Collingwood, ON L9Y 1V4
 
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Intersection Hume St and St Marie St
Physical Access Not Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-445-2330
Toll Free Phone Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada head office: 1-800-263-9133
Fax 705-445-8627
E-Mail cathy@bbbsgt.ca
Website www.bigbrothersbigsistersgeorgiantriangle.org
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/bigbrothersisters.georgiantriangle
Primary Contact Robin Heald, Executive Director; Email: robin@bbbsgt.ca
Alternate Contact Cathy Couttie, Casework Manager; Email: cathy@bbbsgt.ca
Volunteer Coordinator Christy Coutts, In-school Mentoring Caseworker/Homework Club Coordinator; Email: christy@bbbsgt.ca