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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa

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Shelly Ann Morrison
Office Assistant
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa

1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Room 12
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2G 1W2

TEL: 613.247.4776
FAX: 613.247.2240

E-mail: info@bbso.ca
Web: bbbso.ca

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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Youth (19-24 years)

Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa celebrated 40 years of delivering mentoring program in 2010. Our programs have grown from the traditional Big and Little matches to include programs offered in schools and group mentoring programs centered on healthy living. We are proud of our achievements and continue to strive to be on the leading edge of the Big Brothers Big Sisters movement in Canada.

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Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for Go Girls! Mentors available to facilitate group sessions throughout the city of Ottawa. Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is a mentoring program designed to encourage participation in physical activity, healthy eating choices, and the development of a positive self-image, among girls aged 12 to 14. As a Go Girls! Mentor, women between the ages of 18-30, you would facilitate this seven-week program. The program incorporates fun, educational games and activities to stimulate relationship building between the mentors and girls, and self-reflection and group discussions about healthy living and emotional, social and cultural issues. This program is run in schools during school hours or after school. All volunteers must complete an application form, complete an in-person interview and complete training before beginning. A full day of training is also required. To apply or inquire, please contact Monique Flocco, Office Assistant, at 613-247-4776 x325 or by e-mail at info@bbbso.ca. Visit our website, www.bbbso.ca, for more information
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
Being a Big Brother today is easy. All you have to do is be a friend to a child. Do the things that friends do; build a model, toss a football, play computer games, those kind of everyday things you both enjoy. Big Brothers are fun, spontaneous and great listeners who enjoy being a positive influence and enjoying quality time with a great friend, a little. The following skills are considered an asset: enjoy spending time with children/youth; sense of humour; child at heart; fun-loving; willing to share interests and hobbies; and good listener. We are currently looking for volunteers who are reliable, stable and who are able to commit to a one year match in the following areas: 1- Brittania /Bayshore 2- South of Walkley 3 - Riverside South 5- Alta Vista 6- Kanata 7- Orleans (Bilingual) Please provide us with your postal code to assist us in assessing your geographical suitability and/or let us know if you are available to volunteer in any of the above-mentioned areas. If there is a potential Little in your area, we will invite you to complete a prescreening questionnaire, which will remain on file. Your prescreening questionnaire allows us to cross-reference match criteria such as similar interests and availability. If you are not qualified into the current open pools, please visit our website for updated information. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or concerns. If at any point you feel that our program is no longer a good fit for you, please don't hesitate to let us know. Applicants must have lived in Canada for the past two (2) years and be 18 years of age or older.
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
We are looking for Game On! Mentors between the ages of 18-30 available to facilitate group sessions throughout the city of Ottawa. Developed for male adolescents between the ages of 12-14, Game On! uses a mentor approach to provide boys and young men with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. Physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills are the core themes. This program is run in schools during school hours or after school. All volunteers must complete an application form, in person interview and training before beginning. A full day of training is also required. To apply or inquire, please contact Monique Flocco, Office Assistant, at 613-247-4776 x325 or by e-mail at info@bbbso.ca. Visit our website, www.bbbso.ca, for more information
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
One child... a few hours each week... sharing fun activities. Being a Big today is easy. All you have to do is be a friend to a child. Bigs are people just like you who want to enrich the life of a child/youth. Children/youth from ages 6-18 are hoping to find a big like you to spend a few hours with - each week or every couple of weeks, it's up to you. The following skills are considered an asset: enjoy spending time with children/youth; sense of humour; child at heart; fun-loving; willing to share interests and hobbies; and good listener. We are currently looking for volunteers who are reliable, stable and who are able to commit to a one year match in the following areas: 1. Kanata 2. Stittsville Please provide us with your postal code to assist us in assessing your geographical suitability and/or let us know if you are available to volunteer in any of the above-mentioned areas. If there is a potential Little in your area, we will invite you to complete a prescreening questionnaire, which will remain on file. Your prescreening questionnaire allows us to cross-reference match criteria such as similar interests and availability. If you are not qualified into the current open pools, please visit our website for updated information. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or concerns. If at any point you feel that our program is no longer a good fit for you, please don t hesitate to let us know. Applicants must have lived in Canada for the past two (2) years and be 18 years of age or older.
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
One child ... one hour a week ... one BIG reason to go back to school. This program is perfect for today's busy world. This site based program is operated in partnership with local schools during the school year. InSchool Bigs are adults that volunteer one hour a week to meet with a child (little), ages 6-18, to develop a friendship and participate in activities or simply chat. The following skills are considered an asset: available to meet with your Little during school hours; enjoy spending time with children/youth; sense of humour; child at heart; fun-loving; willing to share interests and hobbies; spontaneous; and great listener. We are always looking for volunteers and enrollment is ongoing. Applicants must have lived in Canada for the past two (2) years and be 18 years of age or older. To apply or inquire, please contact Monique Flocco, Office Assistant, at 613-247-4776 x325 or by e-mail at info@bbbso.ca. Visit our website, www.bbbso.ca, for more information
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018