Big Brother/Sister

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

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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
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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
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