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Big Brothers Big Sisters - In School Mentors needed


Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa

Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)

Availability: Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 25

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Jan 25, 2021


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 Visit our website,, for more information


Shelly-Ann McMorris


Ext: 325

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

Volunteer Considerations

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: Yes