Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron

(Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron)

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Position ID: V-HUR0002 Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 Last Full Update: 18 Jan 2017
Opportunity Details
ContactErin Mills, Casework Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron; Phone: 519-237-3554; Fax: 519-237-3190; Email: cw@shbbbs.on.ca
DutiesBig Brother/Big Sister - spending a few hours a week, a one-to-one basis. The goal is to offer friendship and a positive role model to a child in need. 
 
In-School Mentor - spending one hour a week, for the duration of the school year, during school hours with a mentor. This program supports the one-to-one relationship, improving self-esteem and school interest for elementary school aged children who have been identified by school personnel as children who would benefit from the development of a supportive one-to-one relationship. 
 
Big Bunch - a group program for children who are currently on the waiting list for a Big Brother or Big Sister. This program allows children the experience of a cooperative group and a larger community, and uses volunteers who cannot commit to weekly contact and/or long term service. Group meets twice a month, the second and fourth Tuesday.
More Info Linkwww.shbbbs.on.ca
BenefitsThere is a great deal of satisfaction in knowing that you are making a real contribution to a young person, a family, and your community. Through volunteering, you can: gain valuable work experience; make use of your talents and abilities; achieve new skills; secure job references; explore career possibilities; improve communication skills; develop a greater knowledge and understanding of people; stimulate new friendships; receive personal satisfaction by helping people in need; become aware of the community and its resources and enlarge your world!
ClientsChildren between the ages of 6 and 16, from single and dual parent families and who are in need of a friend, role model and mentor.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+)
Areas of InterestLife Skills Support ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceCounseling & Support ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training ; Working with Children
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) - 1 year
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Dates and TimesVolunteering is flexible. Big/Little mentoring takes place when you and your Little are free (evenings, week-ends). In School Mentoring takes place during school hours.
SeasonsYear Round ; Big/Little Mentoring year round ; In School Mentoring - Sep-Jun
AccessibilityUnknown
LocationSouth Huron, Northern Middlesex, Grand Bend and surrounding areas
Number of PositionsHuron County 
 
25 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingScheduled training - Volunteer training and Child Safety training is provided
TransportationCar required ; Volunteer is responsible for own transportation
CostNone
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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Organization NameBig Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron
Office Phone519-235-1780
Fax519-235-3798
E-Mailsouthhuron@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Websitesouthhuron.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Address & Map
Exeter Lions Youth Centre
125 John St W
Exeter, ON N0M 1S2
 
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Mailing Address135 John St W 
Exeter, ON N0M 1S2