Big Brothers and Big Sisters

(Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle, Collingwood)

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Position ID: V-CWD0183 Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 Last Full Update: 28 Sep 2017
Opportunity Details
ContactRobin Heald, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Georgian Triangle; Phone: 705 445 2330; Email:
DutiesPrograms 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- The program takes place at the child’s school, during the school year. The 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. 
Boys Club for boys 9-12 years of age - The group meets Tuesday's at 6:30 at Connaught Public School. It includes 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 the 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. 
Behind the scenes - There are many committee and project roles for volunteers who have different schedules and different assets to bring to the table. Some shorter term projects include arranging our yearly raffle (donations, tickets), working on furthering our endowment fund project, working on furthering our capital project for a larger and owned office space, Bowl for Kids Support to work on planning items for our big bowling event, creation of our signature lifesaver matchbooks. Call us for more details.
More Info
Ages6 year(s) - 16 year(s)
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAnyone ; Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Couples
Areas of InterestField Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Games ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Program Coordination / Support ; Recreation & Sports ; Youth Engagement ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training ; Sports & Coaching ; Working with Children
Commitment LengthShort Term (3 months or less) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; Various Commitment Lengths
Interaction LevelSolitary ; One-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; Various interaction levels depending on program or task
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesVarious times and dates a available
SeasonsDifferent time commitments for different programs and tasks.
AccessibilityVarious locations and levels of accessibility depending on program or task. Call us for details.
LocationGeorgian Triangle
Number of PositionsBlue Mountains: 5 individual(s) ; Collingwood: 5 individual(s) ; Creemore: 2 individual(s) ; Grey County: 2 individual(s) ; Meaford: 2 individual(s) ; Simcoe County: 3 individual(s) ; Stayner: 3 individual(s) ; Wasaga Beach: 3 individual(s) 
25 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Training on the job
TransportationVolunteers are responsible for own transportation.
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameBig Brothers Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle, Collingwood
Office Phone705-445-2330
Toll Free PhoneBig Brothers Big Sisters of Canada head office: 1-800-263-9133
Address & Map
74 Hume St
Collingwood, ON L9Y 1V4
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