Go Girls and Game On Mentors

(Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barrie and District, Mailing Address)

Position ID: V-BAR0015
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2023
Last Full Update: 16 Mar 2023

Opportunity Details: Go Girls and Game On Mentors

Contact Ainsley McCallum, Mentoring Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barrie and District; Phone: 705-728-0515 ext 3; Email: ainsley.mccallum@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Run a 7 week program within the elementary schools for kids in grade 6,7 and/or 8. The program focuses on core themes including; body image, self-esteem, healthy eating/activity and building healthy relationship. Volunteers are responsible for a group of 4-8 kids. Its once a week for 90 minutes and its a 7-week program. They run during the school day 9-3pm, Monday-Friday from September-June. Volunteer can run multiple groups during the school year. Location of the program is Barrie, Innisfil, Angus, Baxter and Minesing.

More Info Link https://barrie.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/
Benefits Building up youth to be positive leaders within their school.
Clients The kids served are between 10-14 years old. Volunteers are between 18-25, they can relate to you and are able to discuss and ask questions about what they are going through. How to build and lead healthy and happy lives.
Ages 18 year(s) - 25 year(s)
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Child & Family Services ; Child Care ; Education Support (Early Years) ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Parenting / Foster Care Support ; Student Placement ; Youth & Activity Camp Support ; Youth Engagement ; Youth Services
Skills/Experience Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Working with Children
Commitment Length Short Term (3 months or less) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Volunteers are expected to commit to complete 1 full session which is 7-weeks.
Interaction Level Small Group - 4-8 students
Minimum Hours 1.5 / Week
Seasons Spring ; Fall ; Winter ; Runs from September-June
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Currently application process is all done virtually. Potential for program to be run in-person or over Google Meets for Fall 2022.
Location Barrie, Innisfil, Angus, Baxter, Minesing
Number of Positions Angus: 3 individual(s) ; Barrie: 10 individual(s) ; Baxter: 2 individual(s) ; Innisfil: 3 individual(s) ; Minesing: 2 individual(s) 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going ; Volunteers complete an orientation, application, interview, reference checks, police checks, training. All currently completed over zoom.
Transportation Can place at a school on a bus route.
Cost No cost
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements References Required; Volunteer/Employment/Educational; Family/Significant other/ Character
Start Date On or after 01 Oct 2022
End Date 01 Jun 2023
Community Sets Barrie ; South Simcoe ; VC - North Simcoe ; VC - Simcoe County ; VC - Simcoe, Muskoka, Parry Sound District, Bruce, Grey, Peterborough & Northumberland

Agency Details: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barrie and District, Mailing Address

Office Phone 705-728-0515
Fax 705-728-2965
E-Mail mentor@bbbsbarrie.com
Website barrie.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/
Address & Map
Barrie, ON
Mailing Address Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barrie & District 
PO Box 261, Station Main 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 4T2