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Big Brothers Big Sisters - Game On! Male Mentor

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Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa

Commitment: Short term less than 6 months

Availability: Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 30

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Apr 27, 2018

Description

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

Contact

Shelly Ann Morrison

613-247-4776

Ext: 325

info@bbbso.ca

Volunteer Opportunity Address
1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12

Details

Good for people interested in: Sports; Mentoring

You will be working with: Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; Youth (11-15 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Why Be a Mentor? For just a few hours a couple of times a month, you can help a child succeed. Big Brothers Big Sisters is different from other mentoring organizations in that we seek volunteers who are committed and consistent, willing to serve at least a 2 school semesters. Studies show our mentoring services help kids stay in school, avoid risky behaviour, and experience first-hand the importance of helping others in their community. BBBSO provides full program, mentoring and child safety training to our volunteers. Volunteers will gain experience in: Leadership Group facilitation Team Building Communication skills Children and family services We are grateful for your willingness to be involved and while it is certainly not a requirement, we welcome you to also become a donor - as you volunteer or wait to be matched.

How will the organization benefit?
By giving your time to a child who needs it, you will allow BBBSO to serve more children and to make more of a difference in the Ottawa community.

Organization category: Law, advocacy and politics

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - None of the above

Public transportation available: Yes

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

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