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Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa
Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 25
Deadline: Jan 25, 2021
Volunteer Opportunity Address
1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Good for people interested in: Mentoring; Sports; Arts, Crafts and Photography; COVID-19 Virtual Volunteering
You will be working with: Disadvantaged; Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 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 one school year. Studies show that our mentoring services help kids stay in school, avoid risky behaviour, and experience first-hand the importance of helping others in their community. 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
Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days
This position would be great for - Seniors (65+); Groups
Public transportation available: Yes
Vulnerable sector check required: YesApply