Big Brother/Sister

(Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Owen Sound)

Position ID: V-GRE0072 Last Modified: 01 Jan 2018 Last Full Update: 01 Jan 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactMandi Lamb, Mentoring Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Owen Sound; Phone: 519-376-4449; Email:
DutiesA Big Brother/Sister spends an hour or 2 per week with their Little Brother/Sister; mentoring them through real life experience. There are opportunities to meet in the Community one to one, in the Community as a group, in the school one to one, or in the school as a group. The 'Big' is another voice in the youth's life and allows them to feel connected to their community and have a friend in a sometimes lonely world.
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BenefitsBeing a Big Sister/Brother provides you a chance to make a difference in a youth's life and help to build a stronger community. Membership is free and we always encourage low cost/no cost activities. This volunteer position is very flexible and is able to fit into anyone's schedule. You will also experience new things and build a friendship with an amazing youth in your community. Seeing a youth grow and succeed is the greatest benefit of all.
ClientsYouth ages 6-16
Ages17 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a mental disability ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Individuals ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestAdvocacy ; Arts & Crafts ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Music & Performing Arts ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Sports & Coaching ; Team Work ; Working with Children
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; We ask volunteers to commit to a school year for In School Mentoring and one year for a Community Match. Can be accommodating in certain circumstances.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours1 / Week
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Number of PositionsGrey County: 2 individual(s) 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit ; Transportation is not provided by the organization, but most activities can happen in Owen Sound and surrounding area
CostNo cost to join
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVulnerable Sector Check
Agency Details
Organization NameBig Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Owen Sound
Office Phone519-376-4449
Address & Map
Harmony Centre
890 4th Ave E, 2nd Flr
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2N7