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Big Brothers Big Sisters - Go Girls! Female Mentor

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


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


Shelly Ann Morrison


Ext: 325


Volunteer Opportunity Address
1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12


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: Philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion

Volunteer Considerations

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

This position would be great for - None of the above

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes