Volunteer Posting 157

Big Sisters Mentors
Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Surrey, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam
2 to 4 hours per week
closes in 50 days (Mon, 14 Dec)

Summary: Big Sisters Program (rolling intake, apply anytime)

A Big Sister mentor provides a supportive mentoring relationship to female, transgender, and non-binary children and youth (our Little Sisters) who who could benefit from the support and friendship of a mentor which contributes to their overall self-esteem.

The Big Sisters program matches Little Sisters (ages 7-17) with a volunteer (age 19 or older) in a one-to-one mentoring friendship. They spend 2-4 hours once a week for a minimum of a one year commitment. 

Our Little Sisters face challenges such as low self-esteem, social isolation, and a lack of enriching experiences as a result of challenging life circumstances such as poverty, family distress, abuse, or loss. A mentor can act as a reliable and caring friend who can be there to listen, have fun, and help navigate difficult times.

A Big & Little Sister match gets together once a week to participate in fun low to no cost community based activities they both enjoy; such as crafts, going to a local park, sports, watching movies, and simply hanging out and spending time together.

The program strives to do the following:

  • Provide a role model and friend to a Little Sister (ages 7-17)
  • Promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers
  • Instill trust and self-confidence in order to make healthy decisions
  • Encourage leadership skills and independent thinking
  • Above all, make a difference while having fun!

Apply Now: https://www.bigsisters.bc.ca/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/big-sisters/

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